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1710 - Battle at Brihuega: English Gen Stanhope captured
1776 - George Washington's retreating army crosses Delaware River from NJ
1880 - 5,000 armed Boers gather in Paardekraal South-Africa
1895 - Battle at Amba Alagi: Ethiopian emperor Menelik II drives Italian general Baratieri's out
1899 - Natal: British fall/burst out belegerd Ladysmith
1914 - British & German fleets battle at Falkland Island
1935 - The Japanese military police launches a violent suppression of the religious sect Oomoto, beginning with a crackdown on the sect's operational bases of Ayabe and Kameoka in Kyoto Prefecture and the arrest of its leader Onisaburo Deguchi.
1938 - LP Beria follows Nikolai Jezjov as head of Russian secret police
1941 - London: Dutch government declares Japan the war
1941 - Russian 16th army recaptures Krijukovo
1941 - US & Britain declare war on Japan, US enters WW II
1946 - Army rocket plane XS-1 makes 1st powered flight
1949 - Chinese Nationalist govt moves from Chinese mainland to Formosa
1952 - French troops shoot on demonstrators at Casablanca, 50 die
1966 - US & USSR sign treaty to prohibit nuclear weapons in outer space
1976 - US performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site
1981 - France performs nuclear test
1982 - Suriname army leader Bouterse murders 15 opponents
1982 - Demanding an end to nuclear weapons, Norman Mayer, held Wash Monument hostage. After 10 hrs, police kill him he had no explosives
1987 - Occupied Palestinians start "intefadeh" (uprising) against Israel
1987 - President Reagan & Soviet General Secretary Gorbachev sign a treaty eliminating medium range nuclear missiles
2005 - Ante Gotovina, Croatian army general accused of war crimes, is captured in the Playa de las Américas, Tenerife by the Spanish police.

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