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This Day in History
1683: A Christian Army, led by Charles, the Duke of Lorraine and King John Sobieski, routes a huge Ottoman army surrounding Vienna. The siege is lifted.

1836: Mexican General Santa Anna crosses the Rio Grande en route to the Alamo.

1912: Hs?an-Tung, the last emperor of China, is forced to abdicate following Sun Yat-sens republican revolution.

1918: WWI Marines landed at Scapa Flow, Great Britain.

1935: The Macon, the last U.S. Navy dirigible, crashes off the coast of California, killing two people.

1938: Japan refuses to reveal naval data requested by the U.S. and Britain.

1941: German General Erwin Rommel arrives in Tripoli, Libya, with the newly formed Afrika Korps, to reinforce the beleaguered Italians position.

1945: USS Batfish (SS-310) sinks second Japanese submarine within three days.

1947: Aboard the USS Cusk, The Loon, the U.S. Navys copy of the German V-1, is The first guided missile launched from a submarine.

1948: 1st Lieutenant Nancy Leftenant becomes the first black in the army nursing corps.