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There are many great moments in military history, many of which are forgotten by time. Here’s a little reminder.
On this day in ... 1631 – English colony of Massachusetts Bay granted Puritans voting rights and John Winthrop was elected 1st governor of Massachusetts.
1775 – Benedict Arnold captures British sloop and renames her #Enterprise, first of many famous ships with that name.
1846 – US troops attacked at the Rio Grande and occupied Matamoros.
1861 – Battle of Sewell’s Point VA was the 1st Federal offense against South.
1863 – Union General Ulysses S. Grant surrounds Vicksburg, the last Confederate stronghold on the Mississippi River, in one of the most brilliant campaigns of the war.
1945 – On Okinawa, the US 6th Marine Division, part of US 3rd Amphibious Corps, captures most of the Sugar Loaf Hill, as well as parts of the Half Moon and the Horseshoe positions that overlook it, after several days of bitter fighting.
1953 – USAF Reserve Lt Col Jackie Cochran becomes the first woman to break the sound barrier.
1958 – An F-104 Starfighter sets a world speed record of 1,404.19 mph (2,259.82 km/h).
Grant might be the most underrated figure in US history. A great general who was present or led at so many of the nation’s important events from the Mexican American War, Civil War, CA Gold Rush, Wall St, and President. As President he oversaw the Reconstruction and prosecuted and largely destroyed the KKK using the DOJ that he created. Finally, he wrote one of the best selling nonfiction books of the 19th century, which was published by Mark Twain. Incredible.
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