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.
Great Britain, Russia and France form the Triple Entente alliance.
Canadian casualties to date: 27,212 wounded, 8,644 dead, 2,005 missing
Nazi Germany mounts a staged attack on Gleiwitz radio station, giving them an pretext to attack Poland the following day, starting World War II.
The Royal Canadian Dental Corps is authorized
Canada sends 750 troops to Somalia
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