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1800: The French defeat an Austrian army at the Battle of Hohenlinden, near Munich.

1862: Confederate raiders attack a Federal forage train on the Hardin Pike near Nashville, Tennessee.

1863: Confederate General James Longstreet moves his army east and north toward Greeneville. This withdrawal marks the end of the Fall Campaign in Tennessee.

1864: Eight days of cavalry clashes in Georgia come to an end when Union General Judson Kilpatrick and Confederate General Joseph Wheeler skirmish for a final time at Waynesboro.

1916: French commander Joseph Joffre is dismissed after his failure at the Somme. General Robert Nivelle is the new French commander in chief.

1926: British reports claim that German soldiers are being trained in the Soviet Union.

1944: Civil war breaks out in Athens as communist guerillas battle democratic forces for control of a liberated Greece.

1950: In the east, the U.S. 3rd Infantry Division began withdrawal into the Wonsan-Hamhung area. The U.S. 7th Infantry Divisions 17th Infantry Regiment withdrew from the Yalu River area toward Hungnam.

1966: A Viet Cong unit penetrates the 13-mile defense perimeter around Saigons Tan Son Nhut airport and shells the field for over four hours.

1967: Elements of the U.S. mobile riverine force and 400 South Vietnamese in armored personnel carriers engage communist forces in the Mekong Delta. During the battle, 235 of the 300-member Viet Cong battalion were killed.