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Bravery without forethought causes a man to fight blindly and desperately like a mad bull. Such an opponent must not be encountered with brute force, but may be lured into an ambush and slain.

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This Day in History
1863: Pres. Lincoln issued his "eye-for-eye" order to shoot a rebel prisoner for every black prisoner shot.

1864: The Union's attempt to break the Confederate lines at Petersburg by blowing up a tunnel that had been dug under the Rebel trenches fails.

1864: Confederate troops attack Chambersburg, Pennsylvania. The town was burned by Union forces under McCausland.

1864: Boat crew commanded by Lieutenant J.C. Watson made daylight reconnaissances of the Mobile Bay channel.

1864: Landing party from U.S.S. Potomska, Acting Lieutenant Robert P. Swann, destroyed two large Confederate salt works near the Back River, Georgia. Returning to Potomska, Swann and his men were taken under fire by Confederates and a sharp battle ensued.

1916: German saboteurs blew up a munitions pier on Black Tom Island, Jersey City, NJ. 7 people were killed.

1918: Units of First Marine Aviation Force arrive at Brest, France.

1941: Japanese aircraft bomb USS Tutuila (PR-4) at Chungking, China; First Navy ship damaged by Axis during World War II.

1942: President Roosevelt signed a bill creating a women's auxiliary agency in the Navy known as "Women Accepted for Volunteer Emergency Service" or WAVES for short.

1942: The US passenger-freighter Robert E. Lee with 268 passengers was sunk by the German U-166 submarine. 15 crew members and 10 passengers died. In 2001 wreckage of the U-166 was found in the Gulf of Mexico, sunk by Coast Guard PC-566 right after the attack. U-166 had 52 crew members.