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Everything which the enemy least expects will succeed the best.

-- Frederick II of Prussia

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This Day in History
1814: British attack the American forces at Ft. Ontario, Oswego, New York.

1862: Union and Confederate forces clash at the Battle of Williamsburg, part of the Peninsula Campaign.

1862: Mexican forces loyal to Benito Juarez defeat troops sent by Napoleon III in the Battle of Puebla.

1864: The forces of Union General Ulysses S. Grant and Confederate General Robert E. Lee clash in the Wilderness, beginning an epic campaign.

1916: U.S. Marines invade the Dominican Republic.

1945: Holland and Denmark are liberated from Nazi control.

1968: U.S. Air Force planes hit Nhi Ha, South Vietnam in support of attacking infantrymen.

1970: In Cambodia, a U.S. force captures Snoul, 20 miles from the tip of the "Fishhook" area (across the border from South Vietnam, 70 miles from Saigon). A squadron of nearly 100 tanks from the 11th Armored Cavalry Regiment and jet planes virtually leveled the village that had been held by the North Vietnamese.