March 8 1862 - Union troops defeat Confederate forces, including some Indian troops, in the Battle of Pea Ridge
1862 - The Confederate ironclad CSS Virginia (formerly USS Merrimack) is launched
1921 - French troops occupy Dusseldorf
1942 - Japanese troops capture Rangoon, Burma
1943 - Japanese forces attack American troops on Hill 700 in Bougainville. The battle will last 5 days
1945 - Phyllis Mae Daley recieves a commission in the U.S. Navy Nurse Corps. She will become the firat African-American nurse to serve duty in WWII
1965 - More than 4,000 Marines land at Da Nang in South Vietnam and become the first US combat troops in Vietnam
1966 - Australia announces that it will triple the number of troops in Vietnam
1970 - The Nixon administration discloses the deaths of 27 Americans in Laos
1982 - The United States accuses the Soviets of killing 3,000 Afghans with poison gas
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