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This Day in History
1640: The Indian War in New England ended with the surrender of the Indians.

1676: Indian chief King Philip, also known as Metacom, was killed by English soldiers, ending the war between Indians and colonists.

1814: British continue their ransacking of America. They had captured a large portion of the East Coast, including Washington, D.C., prompting New York banks to halt specie payments.

1861: Cape Hatteras, North Carolina, falls to Union troops after a two-day operation, closing an important outlet from Pamlico Sound for Confederate blockade runners.

1862: Confederate General Robert E. Lee, by splitting his smaller army and using flanking maneuvers, succeeds in routing the Union Army under the command of General John Pope.

1862: The Battle of Thoroughfare Gap, VA.

1862: Confederate spy Belle Boyd was released from Old Capital Prison in Washington, DC.

1898: Marines defended American interests in Valparaiso, Chile.

1941: The German invasion of the Soviet Union had advanced to the point of mass air raids on Moscow and the occupation of parts of Ukraine.

1942: 1st and 2nd Bn 7th Marines leave Pago Pago for combat.