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Watch what people are cynical about, and one can often discover what they lack.

-- General George Patton Jr

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This Day in History
1777: 70 Shawnee warriors, led by Chief Blackfish, attack settlers near Harrodsburg, Kentucky.

1822: The USS Enterprise captures four pirate ships in the Gulf of Mexico.

1836: After fighting for 13 days, the Alamo falls.

1916: The Allies recapture Fort Douamont in France during the Battle of Verdun.

1918: The US naval collier Cyclops disappears in the Bermuda Triangle.

1928: A Communist attack on Beijing results in 3,000 dead and 50,000 fleeing to Swatow.

1943: British RAF fliers bomb Essen and the Krupp arms works in the Ruhr, Germany.

1945: Cologne, Germany, falls to General Courtney Hodges First Army.

1945: Members of the Dutch Resistance who were attempting to hijack a truck in Apeldoorn, Holland, ambush Lt. Gen. Hanns Rauter, an SS officer. During the following week, the German SS executed 263 Dutch in retaliation.

1947: Winston Churchill opposes the withdrawal of troops from India.