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BATTLE OF THE LITTLE BIGHORN IN 1876

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On June 25, 1876, Native American forces led by Crazy Horse
and Sitting Bull defeated the U.S. Army troops of Lt. Col. George
Armstrong Custer
in the Battle of the Little Bighorn near southern Montana’s Little Bighorn River.

Crazy Horse and Sitting Bull, Lakota Sioux leaders, strongly
resisted the mid-19th-century efforts of the U.S. government
to confine their people to reservations. In 1875, after gold was
discovered in South Dakota’s Black Hills, the U.S. Army
ignored
previous treaty
agreements
and invaded the region. This betrayal
led many Sioux and Cheyenne tribesmen to leave their reservations
and join Sitting Bull and Crazy Horse in
Montana.         
   

    

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PACIFIC BATTLE ENDED ON THIS DAY IN 1942

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In 1942, the Battle of Midway ended in a decisive victory for
American naval forces over Imperial Japan, marking a turning
point in the Pacific War.

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CELEBRATING AT VICTORY ON THIS DAY IN 1862


Cinco de Mayo (
Spanish for "Fifth of May") a yearly celebration
held on May 5, which commemorates the anniversary of
Mexico’s
victory over the
French Empire at the Battle of Puebla in 1862 led
by General
Ignacio Zaragoza (below).

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(March 24, 1829 – September 8, 1862)

Cinco de Mayo | Rotary Club of Port Moody

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REVOLUTION BEGAN ON THIS DAY IN 1775

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April 19, 1775: At about 5 a.m., 700 British troops, on a mission to capture Patriot leaders and seize a Patriot arsenal, march into
Lexington to find 77 armed minutemen under Captain John Parker waiting for them on the town’s common green. British Major John Pitcairn ordered the outnumbered Patriots to disperse, and after a moment’s hesitation the Americans began to drift off the green. Suddenly, a shot was fired from an undetermined gun, and a cloud
of musket smoke soon covered the green. When the brief Battle of Lexington ended, eight Americans lay dead or dying and 10 others
were wounded. Only one British soldier was injured, but the
American Revolution had begun.

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John Parker
(July 13, 1729 – September 17, 1775)

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Battle of Lexington State Historic Site today.

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FINAL CAMPAIGN OF THE CIVIL WAR BEGAN

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This April 1865 image provided by the Library of Congress
shows Federal troops in front of the Appomattox Court
House near the time of Confederate Gen. Robert E. Lee’s surrender to Union Lt. Gen. Ulysses S. Grant, in Appomattox,
VA. (AP Photo/Library of Congress)

On March 29, 1865, the final campaign of the Civil War began in
Virginia when Union troops under General Ulysses S. Grant
moved against the Confederate trenches around Petersburg.
General
Robert E. Lee
’s outnumbered Rebels were soon forced
to
evacuate the city and begin a desperate race west.

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Gen. Robert E. Lee’s surrender (left) to Union Lt. Gen.
Ulysses S. Grant.

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