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Yes, we love peace, but we are not willing to take wounds for it, as we are for war

-- John Andrew Holmes

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This Day in History
1864: General John Bell Hoods Confederate force attack William T. Shermans troops outside of Atlanta, Georgia, but are repulsed with heavy losses.

1867: Imperial troops in Guizhou, China, kill 20,000 Miao rebels.

1881: Sioux chief Sitting Bull surrenders to the U.S. Army.

1915: The Germans break through Russian lines on the Bubissa.

1916: The Russians continue their advance in Armenia; they capture Gumishkhanek, on the Trebizond-Erzingan road.

1917: The German breach of the Russian front in Galicia is continuing to grow larger.

1918: The Germans re-cross Marne while the British, French and Italians advance in Ardre valley, in Boise de Courton, and towards St. Euphraise.

1942: The U.S. Army Womens Army Auxiliary Corps (WAAC) begins its first training class at Fort Des Moines, Iowa.

1944: An assassination plot against Hitler by German army officers fails as a bomb planted in a briefcase at Rastenburg goes off, but fails to kill him.

1948: President Harry S. Truman institutes the first peacetime draft with a proclamation calling for nearly 10 million men to register for military service within the next two months.