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Two armies are two bodies which meet and try to frighten each other

-- Napoleon Bonaparte

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This Day in History
1757: The Austrian army defeats the Prussians at Breslau in the Seven Years War.

1864: Confederate General John Bell Hood invades Tennessee in a desperate attempt to draw General William T. Sherman out of Georgia.

1915: The Anglo-Indian army, led by British General Sir Charles Townshend, attacks a larger Turkish force under General Nur-ud-Din at Ctesiphon, Iraq, but is repulsed.

1936: 1,200 soldiers are killed in a battle between the Japanese and Mongolians in China.

1942: Soviet troops complete the encirclement of the German Sixth Army at Stalingrad.

1963: President John F. Kennedy is assassinated during a visit to Dallas, Texas.

1967: General William Westmoreland, commander of U.S. Military Assistance Command Vietnam, briefs officials at the Pentagon and says that the battle around Dak To was "the beginning of a great defeat for the enemy."

1972: The United States loses its first B-52 of the war. The eight-engine bomber was brought down by a North Vietnamese surface-to-air missile near Vinh on the day when B-52s flew their heaviest raids of the war over North Vietnam.

1982: President Ronald Reagan calls for defense-pact deployment of the MX missile.