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Two armies are two bodies which meet and try to frighten each other

-- Napoleon Bonaparte






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This Day in History
1814: Andrew Jackson and the Creek Indians sign the Treaty of Fort Jackson, giving the U.S. government 23 million acres of Creek territory.

1862: Confederate General Thomas J. "Stonewall" Jackson narrowly defeats a Union force led by General John Pope at Cedar Mountain, Virginia.

1915: The British recapture trenches at Hooge.

1915: The Germans lose three battalions during the Russian counter-attack of the Kovna fortress.

1916: German troops regain Thiaumont work.

1916: A heavy Austrian attack is beaten back on left bank of Isonzo.

1918: British troops occupy Morlancourt and reach Lihons.

1918: The second Battle of Lassigny begins.

1942: The Battle of Savo Island begins. This was the first of many sea battles near Guadalcanal.

1945: A second atom bomb is dropped on Japan by the United States, at Nagasaki, resulting in Japans unconditional surrender.