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If our soldiers are not overburdened with money, it is not because they have a distaste for riches; if their lives are not unduly long, it is not because they are disinclined to longevity.

-- Sun Tzu



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This Day in History
1563: The Peace of Amboise is signed granting rights to the Huguenots.

1571: Spanish troops occupy Manila.

1865: Confederate General Joseph Johnston makes a desperate attempt to stop Union General William T. Shermans drive through the Carolinas in the wars last days, but Johnstons motley army cannot stop the advance of Shermans mighty army.

1903: The U.S. Senate ratifies the Cuban treaty, gaining naval bases in Guantanamo and Bahia Honda.

1916: The First Aerosquadron takes off from Columbus, NM to join Gen. John J. Pershing and his Punitive Expedition against Pancho Villa in Mexico.

1917: The U.S. Navy Department authorizes the enrollment of women in the Naval Reserve.

1920: The U.S. Senate rejects the Treaty of Versailles for a second time refusing to ratify the League of Nations covenant.

1924: U.S. troops are rushed to Tegucigalpa as rebel forces take the Honduran capital.

1928: Marine planes bombed a bandit group at Nueva Segovia, Nicaragua.

1935: The British fire on 20,000 Muslims in India, killing 23.