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1754: In the first engagement of the French and Indian War, a Virginia militia under 22-year-old Lieutenant Colonel George Washington defeats a French reconnaissance party in southwestern Pennsylvania.

1859: The French army launches a flanking attack on the Austrian army in Northern France.

1863: The 54th Massachusetts Infantry, the most famous African-American regiment of the war, leaves Boston for combat in the South.

1940: Belgium surrenders to Germany.

1951: U.N. Forces drove the communists back across the 38th parallel on most of the Korean battlefields.

1951: Eighth Army took Hwachon and Inje.

1953: The Chinese attack outposts of the 25th Infantry Division. OP Carson was overrun and OPs Elko and Vegas were abandoned on order. Friendly casualties were heavy, but enemy losses were far greater.

1969: U.S. troops abandon Ap Bia Mountain, better known as "Hamburger Hill".

585: A solar eclipse interrupts a battle outside of Sardis in western Turkey between Medes and Lydians. The battle ends in a draw.