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U.S. forces launch first offensive

In the first major offensive ordered for U.S. forces, 3,000 troops of the 173rd Airborne Brigade–in conjunction with 800 Australian soldiers and a Vietnamese airborne unit–assault a jungle area known as Viet Cong Zone D, 20 miles northeast of Saigon. The operation was called off after three days when it failed to make any major contract with the enemy.
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History of Antona - History

Antona(ScStr: t. 549, dr. 13& 39;; s. 8 k.; cpl. 56; a. 2 32-pdrs., 1 20-pdr.P.r., 2 24-pdr. sb.)On the morning of 6 January 1863, the Union screw steamer Pocahontas sighted a ship in the Gulf of Mexico, steaming westward close to the Alabama shore and headed toward the entrance to Mobile Bay. Soon after the blockader had turned to intercept the stranger lest she reach the protection of the Southern guns at Fort Morgan-then some nine miles away-the unidentified steamer altered her own course in an effort to escape.
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Day 232 Obama Administration September 8 , 2009 - History

The President only had two major public items on the agenda for the day a quick visit to New York and an evening appearance before a special Joint Session of Congress on Health Reform.The morning trip to New York was to attend a special memorial for Walter Cronkite where he delivered remarks.The speech before the Joint Session of Congress was designed to restore the momentum that seemed to have been lost during the August recess inpushing through health care reform.
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Exceptional visit of the Beauharnais hotel

Private estate and symbol of the Empire style, the Hôtel de Beauharnais, located rue de Lille in the 7th arrondissement of Paris, is the current residence of the German Ambassador to France: Reinhard Schäfers. On the occasion of a private visit, Histoire pour tous retraces the history of the magnificent hotel and of the various owners, including the famous Eugène de Beauharnais, in pictures.
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