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Posted July 27, 2009 by americanveteranscenter
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On this date in 1953 cease fire signed – fighting ends 12 hours later

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Posted July 27, 2009 by americanveteranscenter
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On this date in 1861 President Lincoln appoints George B. McClellan as Commander of the Department of the Potomac, replacing McDowell.

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Posted July 26, 2009 by americanveteranscenter
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On this date in 1945 the U.S., Britain, and China issue the Potsdam Declarion which gives an ultimatum to Japan: unconditionally surrender immediately, or face “prompt and utter destruction.” In Britain, Clement Atlee replaces Winston Churchill as Prime Minister.

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Posted July 26, 2009 by americanveteranscenter
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On this date in 1947 President Truman’s National Security Act creates the U.S. Department of Defense.

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Posted July 25, 2009 by americanveteranscenter
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On this date in 1943 Benito Mussolini’s fascist government is overthrown in Italy. The new Italian government begins peace talks.

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Posted July 24, 2009 by americanveteranscenter
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On this date in 1943 the Allies begin bombing Hamburg.

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Posted July 23, 2009 by americanveteranscenter
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On this date in 1944 U.S. troops make an amphibious assault on the Japanese-held island of Tinian in the Marianas.