Friday, December 10, 2004

On this day in military 1864 and 1941

On this day in military 1864. General William T. Sherman arrives at Savannah, Georgia, completing his "March to the Sea" and earning the animosity of Georgians everywhere.

On this day in military 1941. Japanese troops seize Guam and invade the Phillipines and Japanese aircraft sink the British warships Prince of Wales and Repulse. This was the start of Admiral Isoruku Yamamoto's guarantee that he would be able to run rampant thru the Pacific for about six months until the US military would be able to stop him or slow him down. For all you history buffs out there, the six months was short by one day when the US Navy sunk four Japanese aricraft carriers at the Battle of Midway on June 6, 1942.


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