The 1st Provisional Marine Brigade was an ad-hoc unit of the United
States Marine Corps (Marine Corps logo pictured) that existed
periodically from 1912 to 1950. Formed for specific operations and not
considered a "permanent" unit, the brigade saw five brief activations
for service over forty years. First created for duty in Cuba following
the Negro Rebellion, it was next activated in 1941 when it was hastily
constructed from the 6th Marine Regiment to garrison Iceland after its
occupation by British troops during World War II. The brigade
participated in the Battle of Guam in the Pacific War, conducting an
amphibious landing on the island and subduing resistance from Japanese
troops. It was activated again in a brief organizational shift after the
war. The brigade was hastily reformed in 1950 for service in the Korean
War. It participated in a counterattack at Masan before reinforcing U.S.
Army units during the Battle of Pusan Perimeter, and at the First and
Second Battles of Naktong Bulge along the Naktong River. It was
deactivated for the last time when it was merged with the 1st Marine
Read more: <https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/1st_Provisional_Marine_Brigade>
Today's selected anniversaries:
Dictator Julius Caesar of the Roman Republic was stabbed to
death by Marcus Junius Brutus and several other Roman senators.
Franks led by German king Henry I defeated an invading
Hungarian army in the Battle of Riade in northern Thuringia.
As part of the Missouri Compromise, the exclave of
Massachusetts known as Maine (map pictured) was given its own U.S.
Tsar Nicholas II of Russia was forced to abdicate in the
February Revolution, ending three centuries of Romanov rule.
The Godfather, a gangster film based on the novel of the same
name by Mario Puzo and directed by Francis Ford Coppola, was released.
Wiktionary's word of the day:
1. (transitive) To enclose (a sacred relic etc.) in a shrine or chest.
2. (transitive) To preserve or cherish (something) as though in a shrine;
to preserve or contain, especially with some reverence.
Wikiquote quote of the day:
What comes now? The earth awaits What fierce wonder from the
skies? Thunder, trampling through the night? Morning, with illustrious
eyes? Morning, from the springs of light: Thunder, round Heaven's