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It is your attitude, and the suspicion that you are maturing the boldest designs against him, that imposes on your enemy.

-- Frederick the Great

Primary Sources Archive: Gulf War

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    This Day in History
    1096: Seljuk Turks at Chivitot slaughter thousands of German crusaders.

    1600: Tokugawa Ieyasu defeats his enemies in battle and affirms his position as Japans most powerful warlord.

    1805: Vice Admiral and Viscount Horatio Nelson wins his greatest victory over a Franco-Spanish fleet in the Battle of Trafalgar.

    1837: Under a flag of truce during peace talks, U.S. troops siege the Indian Seminole Chief Osceola in Florida.

    1861: Union troops suffer a devastating defeat in the second major engagement of the war. The Battle of Ball's Bluff led to the creation of a Congressional committee to monitor the conduct of the war.

    1904: Panamanians clash with U.S. Marines in Panama in a brief uprising.

    1917: The first U.S. troops enter the front lines at Sommervillier under French command.

    1941: German soldiers go on a rampage, killing thousands of Yugoslavian civilians.

    1983: The United States sends a ten-ship task force to Grenada.