October 26 - National Day of the Deployed
November 10 - Marine Corps Birthday
November 11 - Armistice Day (France)
November 11 - Remembrance Day (Britain & Canada)
November 11 - Veterans Day
December 1 - Civil Air Patrol (USAF Auxiliary) Birthday
December 7 - Pearl Harbor Day
October 16 1859 - Abolitionist John Brown, with 21 men, seizes the U.S. Armory at Harpers Ferry, VA. U.S. Marines capture the raiders, killing several; John Brown is later hanged in Virginia for treason
1934 - Mao Tse-tung decides to abandon his base in Kiangsi due to attacks from Chiang Kai-shek's Nationalists; with his pregnant wife & about 30,000 Red Army troops, he sets out on the "Long March."
1940 - Benjamin O. Davis becomes the U.S. Army's first African American Brigadier General.
1946 - Ten Nazi war criminals are hanged in Nuremberg, Germany.
1973 - Israeli General Ariel Sharon crosses the Suez Canal & begins to encircle two Egyptian armies.
1998 - General Augusto Pinochet, former dictator of Chile, arrested in London for extradition on murder charges