Today in history 2/8/2017

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2/8/2017:

Today in history, At Eylau, Napoleon‘s Marshal Pierre Augereau (see picture below) attacks Russian forces in a heavy snowstorm in 1807.

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Today in history, In a surprise attack at Port Arthur, Korea, the Japanese disable seven Russian warships in 1904.

Today in history, The Boy Scouts of America is incorporated in 1910.

Today in history, British General Orde Wingate (see picture below) leads a guerrilla force against the Japanese in Burma in 1943.

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