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    October 15, 1946-Nazi war criminal Hermann Goering fatally poisoned himself hours before he was to have been executed.

    https://learning.blogs.nytimes.com/o...ay/october-15/
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    October 19, 1781

    Victory at Yorktown

    I visited the battleground several years ago. It is surprisingly a small space.


    Hopelessly trapped at Yorktown, Virginia, British General Lord Cornwallis surrenders 8,000 British soldiers and seamen to a larger Franco-American force, effectively bringing an end to the American Revolution.


    Lord Cornwallis was one of the most capable British generals of the American Revolution. In 1776, he drove General George Washington’s Patriots forces out of New Jersey, and in 1780 he won a stunning victory over General Horatio Gates’ Patriot army at Camden, South Carolina. Cornwallis’ subsequent invasion of North Carolina was less successful, however, and in April 1781 he led his weary and battered troops toward the Virginia coast, where he could maintain seaborne lines of communication with the large British army of General Henry Clinton in New York City. After conducting a series of raids against towns and plantations in Virginia, Cornwallis settled in the tidewater town of Yorktown in August. The British immediately began fortifying the town and the adjacent promontory of Gloucester Point across the York River.


    General George Washington instructed the Marquis de Lafayette, who was in Virginia with an American army of around 5,000 men, to block Cornwallis’ escape from Yorktown by land. In the meantime, Washington’s 2,500 troops in New York were joined by a French army of 4,000 men under the Count de Rochambeau. Washington and Rochambeau made plans to attack Cornwallis with the assistance of a large French fleet under the Count de Grasse, and on August 21 they crossed the Hudson River to march south to Yorktown. Covering 200 miles in 15 days, the allied force reached the head of Chesapeake Bay in early September.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Peter1469 View Post
    October 19, 1781

    Victory at Yorktown

    I visited the battleground several years ago. It is surprisingly a small space.
    I saw the 225th anniversary reenactment. My friend was in a NJ Regiment at the time. It's quite a nice area. I thought so anyway. The redcoats looked awesome.
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