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« » January 2017 - Week 2

Sunday

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655: Battle of Winwaed: Penda of Mercia defeated by Oswiu of Northumbria., 1995: The Dayton Agreement is signed in Paris, 1965: Vietnam War: Battle of the Ia Drang begins - the first major engagement between regular American and North Vietnamese forces, 1951: The Battle of Uijongbu, Korea, 1945: Auschwitz, 1944: Melfa river: Royal Westminster Regiment, 1942: Representatives of 26 Allied Nations sign Declaration of the United Nations, 1941: The aircraft carrier HMS Ark Royal is torpedoed by U 81., 1941: Joseph Grew, the United States ambassador to Japan, cables the State Department that Japan has plans to launch an attack against Pearl Harbor, Hawaii, 1941: Japan and Thailand sign a treaty of alliance, 1940: Holocaust: In occupied Poland, German Nazis close off the Warsaw Ghetto from the outside world., 1940: German leader Adolf Hitler and Italian Foreign Minister Galeazzo Ciano meet to discuss Benito Mussolini's disastrous invasion of Greece., 1916: First Battle of the Somme ends - In France, British Expeditionary Force commander Douglas Haig calls off the battle which started on July 1, 1916., 1916: Canada Increases her overseas force to 500,000, 1915: Institution of the Military Cross announced, 1907: The Royal Canadian Army Pay Corps is authorized, 1887: Queen Victoria proclaimed Empress of India, 1825: In St. Petersburg, the Decembrist Revolt begins, 1796: Napoleonic Wars: Battle of Arcole - French forces defeat the Austrians in Italy.

Monday

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1951: SEOUL, effective dates for battle honour begin (to 4 Jan 51)

Tuesday

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1944: MONTE MAJO, effective dates for battle honour begin (to 8 Jan 44)

Wednesday

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1916: In Britain, Lord Derby reports that over one-half of five million eligible men had offered themselves for enlistment. The remainter, including 650,000 single, unattested men justified the application of compulsion.

Thursday

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1944: Koniev launches offensive in southern Ukrane, 1915: The French blow up half-a-mile of German trenches

Friday

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1558: Calais surrendered to the French

Saturday

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1916: Embarkation of French and British troops at Seddul-Bahr (Gallipoli) begins, after repulse of turkish attack, 1588: Calais captured by the English