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Andrew Jackson's letter to the British after their defeat at New Orleans
Friday, September 10, 2004 (War of 1812)
The capture of the HMS Boxer
Friday, September 10, 2004 (War of 1812)
The Capture of Washington D.C.
Monday, April 12, 2004 (War of 1812)
Letters from Fort Stephenson
Monday, February 17, 2003 (War of 1812)
Battle of Lake Erie
Friday, September 20, 2002 (War of 1812)
Capture of HMS Macedonian
Friday, September 20, 2002 (War of 1812)
Defeat of HMS Guerriere
Friday, September 20, 2002 (War of 1812)
The Fort Dearborn Massacre
Saturday, July 13, 2002 (War of 1812)
The Defense of Detroit
Saturday, July 13, 2002 (War of 1812)
Surrender of Michilimackinac
Thursday, September 20, 2001 (War of 1812)
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1704: 50 French soldiers and 200 Indian allies attack Deerfield Massachusetts , killing 50 and taking 111 prisoners.

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1856: Hostilities in Russo-Turkish war cease.

1864: Union Grig. Gen. Judson Kilpatrick splits his forces at the Rapidan River ordering Col. Ulric Dahlgren to lead 500 men his men to Goochland Court House, while the remainder followed Kilpatrick in his raid on Richmond.

1864: Lt. William B. Cushing leads a landing party from the USS Monticello to Smithville, NC, in an attempt to capture Confederate Brig. Gen. Louis Hebert, only to discover that Hebert and his men had already moved on Wilmington.

1940: 45 U boats are sunk this month (170,000 tons).

1944: US forces catch Japanese troops off-guard and easily take control of the Admiralty Islands in Papua New Guinea.

1952: Brigadier General Francis T. Dodd, the newly-appointed commandant for POW camp Koje-do, was warned that many of the compounds might be controlled by the violent leadership of Communists or anti-Communist groups. He was told this subversive control was extremely dangerous and could result in further embarrassment to the United Nations Command. Leaders were worried that rioting in the camps would undermine armistice negotiations.

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1972: South Korea pulls 11,000 troops out of Vietnam as part of its program to withdraw all of its 48,000 troops from the country.