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This Day in History
1790: The Revenue Cutter service, the parent service of the U.S. Navy and Coast Guard, is organized.

1864: A Union operation against Confederate defenses around Atlanta, Georgia, stalls when infighting erupts between Yankee generals.

1914: Germany invades Belgium causing Great Britain to declare war on Germany.

1915: French battleships bombard Spelia and Scalanova.

1916: The Germans retake Fleury but lose it again to the French.

1916: German troops, by an enveloping movement, regain Rudka-Mirynska.

1918: The Second Battle of the Marne ends.

1918: American troops take Fismes.

1919: Romanian troops enter Budapest.

1944: RAF pilot T. D. Dean becomes the first pilot to destroy a V-1 buzz bomb when he tips the pilotless crafts wing, sending it off course.