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This Day in History
1690: The English attacked Quebec under Louis de Buade.

1696: Savoy Germany withdraws from the Grand Alliance.

1846: Marines of the USS Savannah recaptured San Pedro, California, during the Mexican War.

1860: During the 2nd Opium War British troops on the outskirts of Beijing began to plunder the gardens of Yuanmingyuan.

1864: A Confederate attempt to regain ground that had been lost around Richmond is thwarted when Union troops turn back General Robert E. Lees assault along Darbytown Road.

1864: The Union warship Wachusett captured the famed Confederate raider Florida while the Rebel ship was in port at Bahia, Brazil.

1940: German troops occupy Romania as part of Hitlers strategy of creating an unbroken Eastern front to menace the Soviet Union.

1941: German troops renew their offensive against Moscow.

1943: Rear Admiral Shigematsu Sakaibara, commander of the Japanese garrison on Wake island, orders the execution of 96 Americans POWs, claiming they were trying to make radio contact with U.S. forces.

1947: French troops in Indochina launched Operation Lea, to capture Viet Minh positions near the Chinese border.