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This Date in Military History
1775 to Modern Day...
January
17 - Operation Desert Storm began (1991)
23 - USS Pueblo captured near North Korea (1968) 
27 - U.S. Military draft ends (1972)
27 - Vietnam Peace Accord signed (1973)
30 - Tet Offensive begins in South Vietnam (1968)
 
February
19 - Battle at Iwo Jima began (1945)
23 - U.S. flag raised over Iwo Jima (1945)
28 - Operation Desert Storm, cessation of hostilities (1991)
 
March
2 -   U.S military involvement in Vietnam War begins (1965)
9 -   Last American troops withdraw from Vietnam (1973)
20 - Operation Iraqi Freedom [Iraq war] begins (2003)
26 - Battle at Iwo Jima ends (1945)
 
April
6 -  World War I begins, U.S. declares war on Germany (1917)
9 -  Civil War ends, Gen. Lee surrenders at Appomattox, Va. (1865)
11 - Persian Gulf War cease fire (1991)
12 - Civil War began (1861)
15 - Bay of Pigs Invasion of Cuba
25 - Spanish American War begins (1898)
 
May
7 -  Germany signs unconditional surrender (1945)
8 -  V-E [Victory in Europe] Day (1945)
13 - Mexican-American War begins (1846)
 
June
6 -   D-Day: Allied Invasion of Europe (1944)
14 - U.S. Army established (1775)
18 - War of 1812 began
20 - U.S. ends involvement in Bosnia-Herzegovina civil war (1998)
22 - Pledge of Allegiance recognized by Congress (1942)
22 - GI Bill Signed into law (1944)
25 - Berlin Airlift began (1948)
25 - Korean War began (1950)
 
July
2 -   U.S. Army Air Corps established (1926)
4 -   U.S. Independence Day (1776)
4 -   American "Flying Tigers" serve in China (1941); Disbanded (1942) 
27 - Korean War Armistice signed (1953)
28 - World War I began (1914)
 
August
4 -   U.S. Coast Guard established (1790)
5 -   Women Airforce Service Pilots [WASP] activated (1943)
7 -   Purple Heart Medal established (1782)
7 -   Operation Desert Shield begins (1990)
12 - Spanish American war ends (1898)
14 - Japan surrenders, ending World War II (1945)
 
September
2 -   V-J [Victory over Japan] Day: Japan signs Formal Surrender (1945)
11 - Patriot's Day, '9/11' Attack on the U.S. (2001)
14 - 'Star Spangled Banner' written by Francis Scott Key (1814)
17 - U.S. Constitution approved (1787)
18 - U.S. Air Force established (1947)
30 - Berlin Airlift ended (1949)
 
October
7 -   Global War on Terror (Operation Enduring Freedom) began (2001)
13 - U.S. Navy established (1775)
 
November
10 - U.S. Marine Corps established (1775)
11 - World War I Armistice signed: WWI ends (1918)
19 - President Lincoln delivers the Gettysburg Address (1863)
 
December
2 -   U.S. begins involvement in Bosnia-Herzegovina civil war (1995)
7 -   Japanese attack Pearl Harbor (1941)
8 -   U.S. declares war on Japan (1941)
11 - Germany and Italy declare war on U.S. (1941)
23 - USS Pueblo crew (82) released by North Korea (1968) 
       [1 KIA: Fireman Duane Hodges, Creswell, OR]
31 - Official end of World War II (1946)

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