This Week In History

August 25, 1950 President Truman ordered the Army to seize control of the nation’s railroads to avert a strike. The railroads were returned to their owners 2 years later.

August 26, 1862 - The stage is set for the Second Battle of Bull Run on this day when Confederate cavalry under General Fitzhugh Lee enter Manassas Junction and capture the rail center.

August 27, 1928 - Fifteen nations signed the Kellogg-Briand Peace Pact, also known as the Pact of Paris, outlawing war and calling for the settlement of disputes through arbitration.

August 28, 1972-The U.S. Air Force gets its first ace (a designation traditionally awarded for five enemy aircraft confirmed shot down) since the Korean War.

August 29, 1945 - Secret Army and Navy reports of official enquiries into the raid on Pearl Harbor are made public. 
August 30, 1780 -General Benedict Arnold betrayed the US when he promised secretly to surrender the fort at West Point to the British army.
August 31, 1945 -General MacArthur establishes the supreme allied command at the main port of Tokyo, as the first foreigner to take charge of Japan in 1000 years. 

 

 

 

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