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June And Our Veterans: Some Dates

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June And Our Veterans: Some Dates

Lest we forget (as Wikipedia never does).

0601 - Capt John Lawrence utters what would become Navy motto "Don't give up the ship" (1813)

0604 - Battle of Midway (1942)

0604 - Mexican-US war starts (1845)

0604 - U.S. Marines invade Costa Rica (1919)

0604 - Battle of Midway Island begins, Japan's 1st major defeat in WW II (1942)

0605 - Ten million U.S. men begin registering for draft (1917)

0606 - D-Day (1944)

0607 - 7,000+ WWI veterans march on Washington, D.C., demanding their bonus pay (1932)

0607 - US troops in Vietnam ordered to fight offensively (1965)

0608 - Six-Day War: USS Liberty incident occurs, killing 34 and wounding 171 (1967)

0609 - Kosovo War: Federal Republic of Yugoslavia and NATO sign a peace treaty (1999)

0610 - U.S. Marines land on the island of Cuba (1898)

0611 - In the American Revolution's first naval battle Unity (US) captures Margaretta (Br) (1775)

0612 - First airplane bombing raid by an American unit, France (1918)

0614 - Flag Day (1777)

0614 - US Army Established by Congress (1775)

0618 - Oregon Treaty Ambiguity causes "Northwestern Boundary Dispute" between U.S.& British/Canadian settlers (1859)

0618 - U.S. Congress declares war on United Kingdom and Ireland (1812)

0622 - GI Bill Signed into law (1944)

0625 - Korean War Began (1950)

0625 - Custer & 7th Cavalry wiped out by Sioux & Cheyenne at Little Big Horn (1876)

0625 - Berlin Airlift begins (1948)

0625 - Khobar Towers bombing in Saudi Arabia kills 19 U.S. servicemen (1996)

0626 - After 8 years of occupation US troops leave Dominican Republic (1924)

0626 - U.S. missile attack on Baghdad in retaliation for assassination attempt on President George H.W. Bush (1993)

0628 - Treaty of Versailles ending WWI signed in France (1919)

0628 - 1st U.S. ground combat forces in Vietnam authorized by Pres Johnson

--- Regards, Walt Schmidt