The Crawford expedition was a campaign on the western front of the
American Revolutionary War, and one of the final operations of the
conflict. Led by Colonel William Crawford (pictured), the campaign began
May 25, 1782. Its goal was to destroy American Indian towns along the
Sandusky River in the Ohio Country, with the hope of ending attacks on
American settlers. The expedition was one in a long series of raids that
both sides had conducted against enemy settlements throughout the war.
Crawford led about 500 volunteer militiamen, mostly from Pennsylvania.
The Indians and their British allies from Detroit gathered a force and
surrounded the Americans. Seventy were killed, including Crawford, who
was tortured and executed, probably in retaliation for the Gnadenhutten
massacre two months earlier. Indian and British losses were minimal, and
the rest of the Americans escaped and found their way back to
Read more: <https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Crawford_expedition>
Today's selected anniversaries:
The Primera Junta, the first independent government in
Argentina, was established in an open cabildo in Buenos Aires, marking
the end of the May Revolution.
Second World War: A German Panzer division captured Boulogne-
sur-Mer, France, forcing the evacuation of the British Expeditionary
Force through Dunkirk.
During takeoff from O'Hare International Airport in Chicago, an
engine detached from American Airlines Flight 191, causing a crash that
killed a total of 273 people, the deadliest aviation accident in United
North Korea conducted a nuclear test and several other missile
tests that were widely condemned by the international community and led
to sanctions from the United Nations Security Council.
Wiktionary's word of the day:
Open and not concealed or secret.
Wikiquote quote of the day:
I believe that this nation should commit itself to achieving the
goal, before this decade is out, of landing a man on the moon and
returning him safely to the earth. No single space project in this
period will be more impressive to mankind, or more important for the
long-range exploration of space; and none will be so difficult or
expensive to accomplish. We propose to accelerate the development of the
appropriate lunar space craft. We propose to develop alternate liquid
and solid fuel boosters, much larger than any now being developed, until
certain which is superior. We propose additional funds for other engine
development and for unmanned explorations — explorations which are
particularly important for one purpose which this nation will never
overlook: the survival of the man who first makes this daring flight.
But in a very real sense, it will not be one man going to the moon —
if we make this judgment affirmatively, it will be an entire nation. For
all of us must work to put him there.
--John F. Kennedy