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This Day in History
1688: Louis XIV declares war on the Netherlands.

1812: Napoleon Bonapartes army begins crossing the Beresina River over two hastily constructed bridges.

1863: Union General George Meade moves against General Robert E. Lees Army of Northern Virginia after months of inaction following the Battle of Gettysburg. Meades troops found no weaknesses in Lees lines, and the offensive was abandoned after only five days.

1914: German attacks on Missy-sur-Aisne and along the Yser Canal are repulsed.

1915: The Serbians refuse German Peace Offers.

1916: French and Serbs troops capture Hill 1,050, 7 miles north-east of Monastir.

1918: The last German troops withdraw from Belgium.

1918: American troops enter Fiume.

1939: The Soviet Union charges Finland with artillery attack on border.

1940: The last group of ships involved in the destroyer-for-bases pact are transferred to the British.