Oct 26 - National Day of the Deployed
November - National Military Family Month
Nov 10 - U.S. Marine Corps birthday
Nov 11 - Veterans Day
Dec 1 - Civil Air Patrol (USAF Auxiliary) birthday
Dec 7 - Pearl Harbor Remembrance Day
Dec 13 - U.S. National Guard Birthday
October 25 1757 - A British fleet of 14 ships under Rear-Admiral Sir Edward Hawke defeats the French at the Second Battle of Cape Finisterre in the eastern Atlantic Ocean
1854 - During the Crimean War, a brigade of British light infantry is destroyed by Russian artillery as they charge down a narrow corridor in full view of the Russians
1940 - German troops capture Kharkov & launch a new drive toward Moscow
1944 - The Japanese are defeated in the Battle of Leyte Gulf, the world’s largest sea engagement
1950 - Chinese Communist Forces launch their first-phase offensive across the Yalu River into N. Korea.
1958 - The last U.S. troops leave Beirut.
1962 - Adlai Stevenson shows photos to the UN Security Council that prove Soviet missiles have been installed in Cuba.
1983 - 1,800 U.S. troops & 300 Caribbean troops land on Grenada; U.S. forces soon turn up evidence of a strong Cuban & Soviet presence, large stores of arms & documents suggesting close links to Cuba
2009 - Terrorist bombings in Baghdad kill 150+ & wound 700+