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This Day in History
1783: Portugal recognizes American independence.

1862: Union General Ulysses S. Grant launches a major assault on Fort Donelson, Tenn.

1869: Charges of treason against Jefferson Davis are dropped.

1898: The U.S. battleship Maine blows up in Havana Harbor, killing 268 sailors.

1900: The British threaten to use natives in the Boer War.

1918: The first World War I U.S. Army troop ship is torpedoed and sunk by Germany off Irelands coast.

1923: The U.S. War Department issues a circular on the rules for use of the American flag. This was the first time any such document was issued.

1940: Hitler orders that all British merchant ships will be considered warships.

1942: Singapore, the "Gibraltar of the East" and a strategic British stronghold, falls to Japanese forces.

1943: The Germans break the American Armys lines at the Fanid-Sened Sector in Tunisia, North Africa.