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Anybody who does not have fear is an idiot. It is just that you must make the fear work for you. When somebody shot at me, it made me madder than hell, and all I wanted to do was shoot back.

-- General Robin Olds
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This Day in History
1909: Construction begins on the naval base at Pearl Harbor in Hawaii.

1914: British outposts are attacked at Saniya.

1918: At the 11th hour on the 11th day of the 11th month of 1918, the Great War ends. At 5 a.m. that morning, Germany, bereft of manpower and supplies and faced with imminent invasion, signed an armistice agreement with the Allies in a railroad car outside Compi?gne, France.

1918: At the 11th hour on the 11th day of the 11th month of 1918, the Great War ends. At 5 a.m. that morning, Germany, bereft of manpower and supplies and faced with imminent invasion, signed an armistice agreement with the Allies in a railroad car outside Compi?gne, France.

1920: Lenah S. Higbee is the first woman to be awarded the Navy Cross.

1921: The Tomb of the Unknown Soldier at Arlington Cemetery is dedicated.

1940: The British Royal Navy launched the first major aircraft-carrier strike in history. Twelve Swordfish from the Illustrious sank two Italian battleships and badly damaged a third Italian ship. The Italian fleet was forced to withdraw to the west coast of Italy, assuring British control of the Mediterranean.

1942: Congress approves lowering the draft age to 18 and raising the upper limit to age 37.

1950: The Eighth Army is attacked again.

1954: November 11th is designated as Veterans Day to honor veterans of all U.S. wars.