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This Day in History
1757: Fort Augusta, at Shamokin on the Susquehanna River, is surrounded and briefly held under siege by Indians.

1775: The British arrive at Salem, Massachusetts to destroy their Patriot arsenal.

1811: Congress authorizes the first naval hospital.

1815: Napoleon and 1,200 of his men leave Elba to start the 100-day re-conquest of France.

1916: General Henri Philippe Petain takes command of the French forces at Verdun.

1917: President Wilson publicly asks congress for the power to arm merchant ships.

1919: The 15th Marine Regiment landed to help quell bandits in the Dominican Republic.

1935: Nazi leader Adolf Hitler signs a secret decree authorizing the founding of the Reich Luftwaffe as a third German military service to join the Reich army and navy.

1936: Japanese military troops march into Tokyo to conduct a coup and assassinate political leaders.

1941: British take the Somali capital in East Africa.