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1519 - Cortez lands in Mexico.
1777 - Congress orders European envoys to appeal for troops to reinforce the American army.
1814 - At the Battle of Reims, Napoleon routs the Prussian and Russian forces; he does so by taking a position between two armies. Each outnumbers his own forces.
1861 - Jefferson Davis signs authorizes slaves to be used as Confederate soldiers.
1868 - The U.S. Senate begins President Andrew Johnson's impeachment trial.
1881 -Czar Alexander II is assassinated when a bomb is thrown at him near his palace.
1915 - German troops repel a British Expeditionary Force attack at the battle of Neuve Chapelle in France.
1940 - Finland capitulates conditionally to Soviet terms, maintaining its independence.
1941 - Hitler calls for the invasion of the Soviet Union.
1942 - Julia Flikke becomes the first woman colonel in the U.S. Army.1943
- Japanese forces end their attack on American troops on Hill 700, in Bougainville.1951
- Israel demands German reparations for the cost of caring for war refugees.1963
- China invites Khrushchev to visit Beijing.1970
- Cambodia orders Hanoi and Viet Cong troops to leave.1974
- Arab leaders decide to end the oil embargo on the U.S.1981
- The United States plans to send 15 Green Berets to El Salvador as advisors.1985
- Mikhail Gorbachev becomes the new leader of the U.S.S.R., following the death of Konstantin Chernenko.Birthdays1764
- Charles Earl Grey, British Prime Minister1798
- Abigail Powers Fillmore, First Lady, wife of Millard Fillmore1820
- Louis Herbert Brigadier General (Confederate Army)1913
- William J Casey (headed CIA 1981-87)1933
- Frank H Murkowski (Senator-AK)1958
- Rick A Lazio (Representative-NY)