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Where is the prince who can afford so to cover his country with troops for its defense, as that ten thousand men descending from the clouds, might not, in many places, do an infinite deal of mischief before a force could be brought together to repel them?

- Benjamin Franklin-1784

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Today in Military History

December 7



1815:

Michel Ney, Marshal of France, is executed by firing squad, after being convicted of treason for his support of Napoleon Bonaparte.


1837:

Skirmish between Militia and patriots at Montgomery's Tavern


1917:

World War I: United States declares war on Austria-Hungary.


1941:

Canada declares war on Japan, Finland, Hungary and Romania


1941:

HMCS Windflower is lost on the Grand Banks


1941:

Japanese attack Pearl Harbour


1949:

Chinese Civil War: The government of the Republic of China moves from Nanking to Taipei.


1975:

Indonesia invades East Timor.




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