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This Day in History
1096: Peter the Hermits crusaders force their way across Sava, Hungary.

1243: The Seljuk Turkish army in Asia Minor is defeated by the Mongols.

1794: The French defeat an Austrian army at the Battle of Fleurus.

1862: Confederate General Robert E. Lees Army of Northern Virginia strikes Union General George B. McClellans Army of the Potomac, beginning the Seven Days Battles.

1863: Jubal Early and his Confederate forces move into Gettysburg, Pennsylvania.

1900: The United States announces it will send troops to fight against the Boxer Rebellion in China.

1916: Russian General Aleksei Brusilov renews his offensive against the Germans.

1917: General Pershing arrives in France with the American Expeditionary Force.

1918: The Germans begin firing their huge 420 mm howitzer, "Big Bertha," at Paris.

1924: After eight years of occupation, American troops leave the Dominican Republic.