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1608 – Born in the Netherlands to English parents. Founder of the oldest and largest Underhill family in the U. S. and Canada. 1628 – Was Cadet in the Guard of the Prince of Orange. 1630 – He became a professional soldier and was brought to Massachusetts in 1630 to train the colony’s militia. 1635-1644 ..

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1923 – Stansfield Turner, born on the 1st of December in Highland Park, Illinois. He was an Admiral and Director of Central Intelligence. He is currently a senior research scholar at the University of Maryland, College Park School of Public Policy . He is a Christian Scientist. 1946 – Attained a commission in the United ..

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1729 – Born at Norbury Park, Surrey, England on the 27th of January. 1757 – He was a captain in the First Foot Guards. 1764 – He was appointed Lieutenant Governor of North Carolina. When Governor Arthur Dobbs died the following year. 1771 – Tryon was Governor of the colony of New York. 1775 – ..

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1809 – Born in Saluda County, South Carolina, on the 1st of August. 1828 – Travis then became an attorney and, at age 19, married one of his former students, 16-year-old Rosanna Cato on the 26th of October. 1831 – Travis fled Alabama to start over in Texas, leaving behind his wife, son, and unborn ..

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Tokugawa Ieyasu is a Japanese general and ruler. 1542 – Born on 31st of January in the Mikawa province with the name Matsudaira Takechiyo. 1549 – Ieyasu’s father Hirotada died of natural causes. At about the same time, Oda Nobuhide died during an epidemic. 1556 – Came of age, and, following tradition, changed his name ..

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1724 – Born on Marshfield, Massachusetts. Son of John and Lydia (Waterman) Thomas of Marshfield, Massachusetts. An American general who practiced medicine in Green Harbor and Kingston, Massachusetts. 1761 – Married Hannah Thomas and they had three children. 1770 – Military surgeon in Seven Years’ War. Justice of the peace. 1775 – Brigadier general in ..

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1908 – Born in Schenectady, New Yorkon the 28th of February. 1928 – Taylor went to Williams College before enrolling at the Harvard Law School. 1932 – He received his law degree. 1940 – He became general counsel for the FCC. 1942 – He joined Army Intelligence as a major. 1943 – He was promoted ..

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1784 – He was born on the 24th day of November this year in Montebello, near Barboursville in Orange County, Virginia.   1808 – He joined the U.S. Army, receiving a commission as a first lieutenant of the Seventh Infantry Regiment.   1810 – He met Margaret "Peggy" McCall Smith of Maryland in early this ..

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1970 – Anthony Swofford, born on the 12th of August in Fairfield, California. He was a lance corporal while serving as a spotter with the STA (Surveillance and Target Acquisition) Platoon of 2nd Battalion 7th Marines. 2003 – Published the book Jarhead. 2005 – His book is based on his accounts of various situations encountered ..

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