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I am a soldier, I fight where I am told, and I win where I fight.

-- General George Patton Jr

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This Day in History
1815: Napoleon Bonaparte enters Paris and begins his 100-day rule.

1915: The French call off the Champagne offensive on the Western Front.

1922: President Warren G. Harding orders U.S. troops back from the Rhineland.

1940: The British Royal Air Force conducts an all-night air raid on the Nazi airbase at Sylt, Germany.

1951: The battleship USS Missouri fired 246 tons of 16-inch shells and 2,000 rounds of 5-inch ammunition on Wonsan in the heaviest such attack of the war.

1953: The Joint Chiefs of Staff approved Operation MOOLAH. This was an effort to entice MiG pilots to defect with their aircraft and in return receive political asylum and a monetary reward.

1954: After a force of 60,000 Viet Minh with heavy artillery had surrounded 16,000 French troops, news of Dien Bien Phus impending fall reaches Washington.

1956: The United States conducts the first airborne test of an improved hydrogen bomb, dropping it from a plane over the tiny island of Namu in the Bikini Atoll in the Pacific Ocean.