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This Day in History
1556: Henry II of France and Philip of Spain sign the truce of Vaucelles.

1692: Canadians and Indians attack the southern Maine town of York .

1762: Martinique, a major French base in the Lesser Antilles of the West Indies, surrenders to the British.

1783: Sweden recognizes U.S. independence.

1854: The dedication of the first chapel built on Navy property occurs in Annapolis, Maryland.

1864: Federal forces occupy Jackson, Mississippi.

1865: The three-day Battle of Hatchers Run, Virgina, begins. The battle produces 3,000 casualties but ends with no significant advantage for either side.

1900: The United States and Great Britain sign the Hay-Pauncefote Treaty, giving the United States the right to build a canal in Nicaragua but not to fortify it.

1941: Adolf Hitler scolds his Axis partner, Benito Mussolini, for his troops retreat in the face of British advances in Libya, demanding that the Duce command his forces to resist.

1945: American and French troops destroy German forces in the Colmar Pocket in France.