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Centennial of the Spanish-American War - 1898-1998  Popular

Illustrated account of the war and its causes.
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EVENTS -- Spanish-American War  Popular

Spanish-American War Picture Collection: Actions and Activities
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Remember the Maine  Popular

January 25, 1898 -- The U.S.S. Maine enters Havana harbor, about three weeks before it was blown up.
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The Spanish American War Centennial Website  Popular

Covers all aspects of the war, such as battles, people, and the home front. Music, medicine, weapons
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The World of 1898  Popular

provides resources and documents about the Spanish-American War, the period before the war, and some of the fascinating people who fought
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This Day in History
1565: Pedro Menendez of Spain wipes out the French at Fort Caroline, in Florida.

1604: After a two-year siege, the Spanish retake Ostend, the Netherlands, from the Dutch.

1853: The Allies defeat the Russians at the battle of Alma on the Crimean Peninsula.

1863: In one of the bloodiest battles of the war, the Confederate Army of Tennessee drives the Union Army of the Cumberland back into Chattanooga, Tennessee, from Chickamauga Creek in northern Georgia.

1917: British advance east of Ypres and take Inverness Copse, Glencorse Wood, Veldhoek, and part of Polygon Wood amassing 2,000 prisoners.

1943: British submarines attempt to sink the German battleship Tirpitz as it sits in Norwegian waters, as Operation Source gets underway.

1965: Seven U.S. planes are downed in one day over Vietnam.

1968: U.S. military spokesmen defend the use of defoliants in Vietnam at a news conference in Saigon, claiming that the use of the agents in selected areas of South Vietnam had neither appreciably altered the countrys ecology, nor produced any harmful effects on human or animal life.

1972: The USAF reveals that U.S. planes have been mining the coastal rivers and canals of northern Quang Tri province below the DMZ, the first mining of waterways within South Vietnam.

480: Themistocles and his Greek fleet win one of historys first decisive naval victories over Xerxes Persian force off Salamis.