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    This Day in History
    1758: James Abercromby is replaced as supreme commander of British forces after his defeat by French commander the Marquis of Montcalm at Fort Ticonderoga during the French and Indian War.

    1759: Quebec surrenders to the British after a battle which sees the deaths of both James Wolfe and Louis Montcalm, the British and French commanders.

    1862: Confederate General Robert E. Lees army pulls away from Antietam Creek, near Sharpsburg, Maryland, and heads back to Virginia.

    1863: Union cavalry troops clash with a group of Confederates at Chickamauga Creek.

    1914: The British occupy Luderitz Bay.

    1915: The Belgian coast is bombarded by French artillery and the British fleet.

    1916: The French take Deniecourt.

    1918: The French, in liaison with the British, capture Savy Wood and Fontaine-les-Cleres.

    1918: The Germans continue strong counter-attacks north and south of Moeuvres.

    1945: Gen. Douglas MacArthur moves his command headquarters to Tokyo, as he prepares for his new role as architect of a democratic and capitalist postwar Japan.