Historical happenings

10/16/1813 ~ The United States defeats the British Fleet at the Battle of Lake Erie during the War of 1812.

10/16/1908 ~ The first airplane flight in England is made at Farnborough, by Samuel Cody, a U.S. citizen.

10/16/1934 ~ Mao Tse-tung decides to abandon his base in Jiangxi due to attacks from Chiang Kai-shek’s Nationalists. With his pregnant wife and about 30,000 Red Army troops, he sets out on the “Long March.”

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