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Little John, Two
Tuesday, October 11, 2011 (Vietnam)
Direct to Co. A, 22 NY Cav Camp Remount
Sunday, June 20, 2010 (Civil War)
The Red Fighter Pilot
Monday, December 07, 2009 (World War I)
Poc Time
Wednesday, October 14, 2009 (Vietnam)
19th Regiment Massachusetts Volunteers
Wednesday, July 27, 2005 (Civil War)
16th Tennessee Infantry
Wednesday, July 27, 2005 (Civil War)
World War II Patrol Craft
Tuesday, July 26, 2005 (Coast Guard)
World War II Frigate
Tuesday, July 26, 2005 (Coast Guard)
Escape from Stalag Luft I
Tuesday, July 26, 2005 (POW)
The Black Swan
Tuesday, July 26, 2005 (World War II)
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1775: The Continental Congress authorizes the building of 13 frigates, mounting 24-36 guns.

1812: The last remnants of Napoleon Bonapartes Grand Arme? reach the safety of Kovno, Poland, after the failed Russian campaign. Napoleons costly retreat from Moscow.

1814: General Andrew Jackson announces martial law in New Orleans, Louisiana, as British troops disembark at Lake Borne, 40 miles east of the city.

1862: Confederate General Robert E. Lees Army of Northern Virginia repulses a series of attacks by General Ambrose Burnsides Army of the Potomac at Fredericksburg, Virginia. The defeat was one of the most decisive loses for the Union army.

1937: The Japanese army occupies Nanking, China.

1940: Adolf Hitler issues preparations for Operation Martita, the German invasion of Greece.

1941: British forces launch an offensive in Libya.

1951: U.S. Air Force pilot George A. Davis, flying a F-86 Sabre jet out of the 4th Fighter-Interceptor Wing, was credited with four aerial victories against MiG-15s, the largest number of kills by a single pilot in one day during the war. These victories made Davis the first "double ace" of the Korean War.

1974: North Vietnamese General Tran Van Tra orders 7th Division and the newly formed 3rd Division to attack Phuoc Long Province, north of Saigon.

2003: U.S. forces capture former Iraqi president Saddam Hussein in a crawl space beneath a house near his hometown of Tikrit, eight months after the fall of Baghdad.