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Subject: [Q-R] Today in History Aug 14
Date: Thu, 14 Aug 2003 11:37:52 EDT


Aug 14, 1771 Sir Walter Scott (novelist) is born
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Aug 14, 1812 At Amherstburg, Ontario, Tecumseh brings 600 warriors to help
Isaac Brock besiege Gen. Hull at Detroit
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Aug 14, 1814 Lt. Miller Worsley scuttles and burns the schooner "Nancy" to
prevent capture by US ships the "Niagara", "Tigress" and "Scorpion" on Georgian
Bay
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Aug 14, 1779 George Collie routs Americans and destroys their ships at
Castine, Maine
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Aug 14, 1813 British brigantine "Pelican" captures US sloop " Argus" of the
coast of England
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Aug 14, 1774 Meriwether Lewis is born today
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Aug 14, 1756 French capture Fort Oswego, N.Y.
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Aug 14, 1765 Massachusetts colonists challenge British rule by a Liberty Tree
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Aug 14, 1842 Seminole War ends in Florida
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Aug 14, 1848 Oregon Territory created
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Aug 14 in Massachusetts its "Liberty Tree Day" today
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Aug 14, 1814 Francis Scott Key writes the "Star Spangled Banner" while a
prisoner of the British


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