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|991||Danes under Olaf Tryggvason kill Ealdorman Byrhtnoth and defeat the Saxons at Maldon.|
|1862||Lincoln appoints Union General Henry Halleck to the position of general-in-chief of the Union Army.|
|1904||German General Lothar von Trotha defeats the Hereros tribe near Waterberg, South Africa.|
|1908||Britain’s King Edward VII meets with Kaiser Wilhelm II to protest the growth of the German navy.|
|1916||The Russia army takes Stanislau, Poland, from the Germans.|
|1941||Soviet bombers raid Berlin but cause little damage.|
|1942||The German submarine U-73 attacks a Malta-bound British convoy and sinks HMS Eagle, one of the world’s first aircraft carriers.|
|1944||German troops abandon Florence, Italy, as Allied troops close in on the historic city.|
|1972||The last U.S. ground forces withdraw from Vietnam.|
|1975||The US vetoes admission of North and South Vietnam to the UN.|
|1988||Al Qaeda is formed at a meeting in Peshawar, Pakistan.|
|1990||Troops from Egypt and Morocco arrive in Saudi Arabia as part of the international operation to prevent Iraq from invading.|
|2003||NATO assumes command of the international peacekeeping force in Afghanistan, its first major operation outside Europe.|