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Today in Military History

August 31



1864:

American Civil War: Union forces led by General William T. Sherman launch an assault on Atlanta, Georgia, defended by troops under Confederate General John Bell Hood.


1907:

Great Britain, Russia and France form the Triple Entente alliance.


1916:

Canadian casualties to date: 27,212 wounded, 8,644 dead, 2,005 missing


1939:

Nazi Germany mounts a staged attack on Gleiwitz radio station, giving them an pretext to attack Poland the following day, starting World War II.


1939:

The Royal Canadian Dental Corps is authorized


1992:

Canada sends 750 troops to Somalia




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