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This Day in History
1785: An order to sell the last ship remaining in the Contintental Navy, the frigate Alliance, is signed.

1861: Union troops defeat Confederate forces at Philippi, in western Virginia.

1864: Union General Ulysses S. Grant makes what he later recognizes to be his greatest mistake by ordering a frontal assault on entrenched Confederates at Cold Harbor. The result was some 7,000 Union casualties in less than an hour of fighting.

1915: The British take the trenches at Givenchy.

1916: The Allies occupy all official buildings in Salonika, and proclaim martial law.

1917: Five heavy German attacks are repulsed on Chemin des Dames front.

1918: The Finnish Parliament ratifies a treaty with Germany.

1928: Manchurian warlord Chian Tso-Lin dies as a result of a bomb blast set off by the Japanese.

1938: The German Third Reich votes to confiscate so-called "degenerate art."

1940: The German air force bombs Paris, killing 254 people, most of them civilians.