Monthly Archives: January 2013

January 31, This day during the American Civil War

January 31, 1862 – in Lebanon, Kentucky – On January 31, Capt. John H. Morgan led his 10 Confederate raiders to the town of Lebanon. When they arrived, Morgan discovered 3 Union supply wagons along with the Union mess crew, … Continue reading

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January 31, This day during the Gulf War

January 31, 1989 – Operation Just Cause, was the invasion of Panama by the United States in December 1989. It occurred during the administration of U.S. President George H. W. Bush, and ten years after the Torrijos–Carter Treaties were ratified … Continue reading

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January 31, This day during the American Indian War

January 31, 1697 – Battle of Carbonear On January 24, 1697, two hundred permanent residents of Carbonear withdrew to Carbonear Island and successfully fended off the French and Indian attack on January 31. D’Iberville had only 70 men, the rest … Continue reading

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January 31, This day during the Afghanistan War

January 31, 2009 – Operation Shahi Tandar was a series of operations by Coalition troops from the British 42 Commando Royal Marines, Royal Canadian Regiment, 2-2 United States Infantry, and the Afghan national military in central Helmand province and the … Continue reading

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January 31, THIS DAY IN AMERICAN HISTORY

January 31, 1945 – US Army private Eddie Slovik is executed for desertion, the first such execution of an American soldier since the Civil War. While en route to his assigned unit, Slovik and a friend he met during basic … Continue reading

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January 31, THIS DAY IN AMERICAN HISTORY

January 31, 1865 – American Civil War: Confederate General Robert E. Lee becomes general-in-chief. In the United States, the term “general in chief” was used to refer to the Commanding General of the United States Army, who was the ground … Continue reading

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January 31 This Day during the World War ll

January 31, 1945 – American submarine chaser PC-1129 intercepted Japanese Shinyo special attack boats in the Philippine Islands, but she was in turn rammed by one of the boats and was sunk. USS PC-1129 was a PC-461-class submarine chaser built … Continue reading

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