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Discipline is simply the art of making the soldiers fear their officers more than the enemy.

-- Helvetius


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    This Day in History
    1711: The Tuscarora Indian War begins with the massacre of 130 settlers in North Carolina.

    1711: French troops occupied Rio de Janeiro.

    1776: American Captain Nathan Hale is hanged as a spy by the British in New York City.

    1789: Russian forces under Aleksandr Suvorov drive the Turkish army under Yusuf Pasha from the Rymnik River, upsetting the Turkish invasion of Russia.

    1855: Marines and Seamen landed in the Fiji Islands.

    1862: President Abraham Lincoln issues the Emancipation Proclamation.

    1864: Union General Philip Sheridan defeats Confederate General Jubal Earlys troops at the Battle of Fishers Hill, in Virginia.

    1914: The German cruiser Emden shells Madras.

    1918: General Allenby leads the British army against the Turks, taking Haifa and Nazareth, Palestine.

    1943: U.S. destroyers and landing craft land Australian troops at Finschhafen, New Guinea.