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    This Day in History
    1565: Pedro Menendez of Spain wipes out the French at Fort Caroline, in Florida.

    1604: After a two-year siege, the Spanish retake Ostend, the Netherlands, from the Dutch.

    1853: The Allies defeat the Russians at the battle of Alma on the Crimean Peninsula.

    1863: In one of the bloodiest battles of the war, the Confederate Army of Tennessee drives the Union Army of the Cumberland back into Chattanooga, Tennessee, from Chickamauga Creek in northern Georgia.

    1917: British advance east of Ypres and take Inverness Copse, Glencorse Wood, Veldhoek, and part of Polygon Wood amassing 2,000 prisoners.

    1943: British submarines attempt to sink the German battleship Tirpitz as it sits in Norwegian waters, as Operation Source gets underway.

    1965: Seven U.S. planes are downed in one day over Vietnam.

    1968: U.S. military spokesmen defend the use of defoliants in Vietnam at a news conference in Saigon, claiming that the use of the agents in selected areas of South Vietnam had neither appreciably altered the countrys ecology, nor produced any harmful effects on human or animal life.

    1972: The USAF reveals that U.S. planes have been mining the coastal rivers and canals of northern Quang Tri province below the DMZ, the first mining of waterways within South Vietnam.

    480: Themistocles and his Greek fleet win one of historys first decisive naval victories over Xerxes Persian force off Salamis.