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A good plan executed today is better than a perfect plan executed at some indefinite point in the future.

-- General George Patton Jr

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Gettysburg
Monday, August 05, 2002 (Civil War)
Antietam
Monday, August 05, 2002 (Civil War)
Bull Run
Monday, August 05, 2002 (Civil War)
CSS SHENANDOAH
Thursday, August 01, 2002 (Civil War)
Moving From Tent City to Barracks
Wednesday, July 31, 2002 (Korea)
A Journey Into A Frigid Land
Friday, July 19, 2002 (Korea)
My Gulf War Experience
Friday, July 19, 2002 (Gulf War)
The Battle of Jutland
Saturday, July 13, 2002 (World War I)
The Fort Dearborn Massacre
Saturday, July 13, 2002 (War of 1812)
The Defense of Detroit
Saturday, July 13, 2002 (War of 1812)
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1859: Abolitionist John Brown leads a small group on a raid against an arsenal in Harpers Ferry, Virginia.

1934: The embattled Chinese Communists break through Nationalist enemy lines and begin an epic flight from their encircled headquarters in southwest China.

1940: Benjamin O. Davis becomes the U.S. Armys first African American Brigadier General.

1951: F-86 Sabres shot down nine MiGs and damaged five more in one of the worst aerial defeats inflicted on the Chinese during the war.

1964: The Peoples Republic of China joins the rank of nations with atomic bomb capability, after a successful nuclear test.

1968: In a series of meetings with U.S. Ambassador Ellsworth Bunker, South Vietnamese President Nguyen Van Thieu insists that North Vietnam assent to three conditions prior to a bombing halt. He said the North Vietnamese had to (1) agree to respect the neutrality of the Demilitarized Zone (DMZ), (2) stop shelling South Vietnamese cities and towns, and (3) agree to South Vietnamese participation in the Paris talks.

1973: Israeli General Ariel Sharon crosses the Suez Canal and begins to encircle two Egyptian armies.