August 29 - Marine Forces Reserve Birthday
September 2 - VJ (Victory over Japan) Day
September 11 - Patriot Day
September 18 - Air Force Birthday
September 18 - POW/MIA Recognition Day
September 27 - Gold Star Mother’s and Family’s Day
October 13 - Navy Birthday
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
August 23 1244 - Turks expel the crusaders under Frederick II from Jerusalem.
1305 - Scottish patriot William Wallace is hanged, drawn, beheaded, and quartered in London.
1541 - Jacques Cartier lands near Quebec on his third voyage to North America.
1711 - A British attempt to invade Canada by sea fails.
1775 - King George III of England refuses the American colonies' offer of peace & declares them in open rebellion
1821 - After 11 years of war, Spain grants Mexican independence as a constitutional monarchy
1863 - Union batteries cease their first bombardment of Fort Sumter, leaving it a mass of rubble but still unconquered by the Northern besiegers
1914 - The Emperor of Japan declares war on Germany
1939 - Joseph Stalin & German Foreign Minister Joachim von Ribbentrop sign a non-aggression pact between the Soviet Union & Germany, freeing Adolf Hitler to invade Poland & Stalin to invade Finland
1942 - German forces begin an assault on the major Soviet industrial city of Stalingrad
1944 - German SS engineers begin placing explosive charges around the Eiffel Tower in Paris
1950 - Up to 77,000 members of the U.S. Army Organized Reserve Corps are called involuntarily to active duty to fight the Korean War
1952 - Arab League security pact linking seven Arab States in a military, political & economic alliance goes into effect
1954 - First flight of the C-130 Hercules transport aircraft
1958 - The Second Taiwan Strait crisis begins: People's Liberation Army bombards island of Quemoy during Chinese Civil War
1961 - Belgium sends troops to Rwanda-Urundi during bloody Tutsi-Hutu conflict
1975 - Pathet Lao communists occupy Vientiane, Laos
1979 - Iranian army opens offensive against Kurds
1996 - Osama bin Laden issues message entitled "A declaration of war against the Americans occupying the land of the two holy places."
2011 - Libyan leader Muammar al-Gaddafi is overthrown after National Transitional Council forces take control of Bab al-Azizia compound during the 2011 Libyan Civil War