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Hope encourages men to endure and attempt everything; in depriving them of it, or in making it too distant, you deprive them of their very soul.

-- Maurice Comte de Saxe

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This Day in History
1865: The Battle of Bentonville, N.C. ends, marking the last Confederate attempt to stop Union General William Sherman.

1918: The Germans launch the Michael offensive, better remembered as the First Battle of the Somme.

1941: The last Italian post in East Libya, North Africa, falls to the British.

1943: The second military conspiracy plan to assassinate Hitler in a week fails to work.

1951: The 1st Cavalry Division recaptured Chunchon and the Chinese 3rd Field Army appeared in combat for the first time in Korea.

1951: Chief of Staff General George C. Marshall reports that the U.S. military has doubled to 2.9 million since the start of the Korean War.

1975: As North Vietnamese forces advance, Hue and other northern towns in South Vietnam are evacuated.