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This Day in History
1863: General Joseph Hooker and the Army of the Potomac abandon a key hill on the Chancellorsville battlefield.

1926: U.S. Marines land in Nicaragua.

1942: On this, the first day of the first modern naval engagement in history, called the Battle of the Coral Sea, a Japanese invasion force succeeds in occupying Tulagi of the Solomon Islands in an expansion of Japans defensive perimeter.

1965: The lead element of the 173rd Airborne Brigade ("Sky Soldiers"), stationed in Okinawa, departs for South Vietnam. It was the first U.S. Army ground combat unit committed to the war.

1968: After three days of battle, the U.S. Marines retake Dai Do complex in Vietnam, only to find the North Vietnamese have evacuated the area.

1982: A British submarine sinks Argentinas only cruiser during the Falkland Islands War.