Today in Military History: 4th June




1745 - Frederick the Great of Prussia defeats the Austrians and Saxons at the Battle of Hohenfriedberg Silezie. 1942 - The Battle of Midway began, resulting in a decisive American victory against Japan and marking the turning point of the war in the Pacific. 1989 - The Tiananmen Square protests ended after the Chinese government had inflicted thousands of casualties. 1991 - The UK’s then Defence Secretary Tom King confirmed that Army spending would reduce by a quarter over five yea...
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