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RommelJun 19, 1940

Hermann GoeringMay 11, 1943

HitlerJul 28, 1944

Winston ChurchillMar 5, 1946

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Division - Historical Events
Date Event
1848-03-07

In Hawaii, Great Mahele (division of lands) signed

1878-07-13

Congress of Berlin discussing division of African colonies ends

1897-08-21

Oldsmobile begins operation as a General Motors Corp division

1907-08-01

Signal Corps of US army starts aircraft division

1914-10-01

The first division of Canadian troops, 33,000 sail for Britain; most Canadians are volunteers, anxious to prove their loyalty to the Commonwealth

1916-02-23

French artillery kills entire French 72nd division at Samogneux Verdun

1916-05-09

British-France Sykes-Picot meet over division of Turkey

1917-10-23

1st Infantry division "Big Red One" shoots 1st US shot in WW I

1925-08-07

League of Nation advises against Turk/Iraqi division of Mosoelgebied

1939-08-28

Gen Bernard Montgomery ("Monty") becomes commander of 3rd "Iron" Infantry division

1939-09-08

Gen Von Reichenau's panzer division reaches suburbs of Warsaw

1940-05-15

German armoured division moves into Northern France

1940-06-10

German 5th Armoured division occupies Rouen

1940-06-19

German 7th Armoured division under command of Rommel occupies Cherbourg

1941-08-01

Luftwaffe bombs German 23rd division

1941-12-14

1st NFL division playoff, Bears beat Packers 33-14

1942-10-12

Successful Russian counter attack through 37th Guard division

1943-01-16

German 2nd SS-Pantzer division evacuates Charkow

1943-04-28

US 34th Division occupies Djebel el Hara North Tunisia

1943-04-29

US 34th Division occupies Hill 609, North Tunisia

1943-05-03

US 1st armour division occupies Mateur Tunisia

1943-05-07

US 1st Armour division occupies Ferryville, Tunisia

1943-05-07

US 9th Infantry division occupies Bizerta/Bensert, Tunisia

1943-05-11

Hermann Goering division in Tunisia surrenders

1943-07-11

Counter attack by Hermann Goering Armoured division in Sicily

1943-07-11

US 45th Division occupies airport Comiso Sicily

1943-07-11

US 82nd Airborne division shot at by "friendly fire" in Sicily

1943-07-23

US 45th Infantry division occupies north coast of Termini

1943-07-30

US 45th Infantry division occupies San Stefano

1943-08-06

US 1st Infantry division occupies node Troina Sicily

1943-08-14

US 45th Division occupies Falcone 40 km outside of Messina

1943-12-10

British 8th Army (1st Canadian Infantry Division) occupies Orsogna/Ortona Italy

1944-02-01

US 7th Infantry/4th Marine Division lands on Kwajalein/Roi/Namur

1944-02-02

4th US marine division conquerors Roi, Marshall Islands

1944-02-04

US 7th Infantry Division captures Kwajalein

1944-06-06

82nd Airborne division WWII D-day-landing at Ste Mere Eglise

1944-06-07

Canadian 50th division occupies Bayeux

1944-07-28

Hitler routes 4 division of South France to Normandy

1944-07-29

US 4th Armour division occupiers Avranches

1944-07-30

US 30th division reaches suburbs of St-Lo Normandy

1944-08-01

US 90th division occupies St Hilaire-du-Harcourt

1944-08-05

US 79th/90th division occupy Laval/Mayenne

1944-08-09

US 79th/90th division enter Le Mans

1944-08-11

French 5th Armour division recaptures Sées

1944-08-15

US 7th Armour division reaches Chartres

1944-08-16

2nd Canadian Division occupies Falaise, Normandy

1944-08-17

4th Canadian Armoured division occupiers Trun, Normandy

1944-08-17

Canadian 2nd division conquerors Falaise, Normandy

1944-08-19

Polish 1st Division occupies Hill 262 (Mont Ormel), Normandy

1944-08-19

US 90th/Polish 1st Division occupy Chambois, Normandy

1944-08-25

France 2nd Tank division under General Leclerc reaches Notre Dame

1944-09-03

Tank division of British Guards free Brussels

1944-09-04

British 11th Armoured Division frees Antwerp

1944-09-11

US 5th Armored Division is 1st allied force to enter nazi-Germany

1944-09-13

30th Infantry division of US 1st Army frees Margraten

1944-09-13

US 28th Infantry division opens assault on Siegfried line/Westwall

1944-09-14

US 28th Infantry division occupies 1.5 km of Roscheid

1944-09-14

US 4th Ivy League Inf division pushes through Westwall

1944-09-15

US 1st Infantry division pushes through to Westwall

1944-09-15

US 28th Infantry division occupies Hill 555 at Roscheid

1944-09-17

Operation Market Garden: British airborne division lands Arnhem Neth

1944-09-18

US 266th division occupiers Brest Bretagne

1944-10-29

1st Polish Armoured Division liberates Breda, Netherlands

1944-10-29

Cabadese 2nd Infantry division frees Goes South-Beveland

1944-11-02

US 28th Infantry division opens assault on Schmidt Hurtgenwald

1944-11-03

US 28th Infantry division occupies Schmidt Hurtgenwald

1944-11-16

US 9th division & 1st Army attacks at Geilenkirchen

1944-12-02

US 95th Infantry division occupies bridge at Saar

1944-12-03

US 5th Armoured division occupies Brandenburg Hurtgenwald

1944-12-06

US 95th Infantry division reaches Westwall

1944-12-16

US 2nd Inf division occupies "Heartbreak Crossroads" Wahlerscheid

1945-01-16

Scottish 52nd land division/1st Commando brigade-assault at Heinsberg

1945-01-24

Scottish 52nd Lowland division occupies Heinsberg

1945-01-25

West Africa 82nd division occupies Myohaung, Burma

1945-01-31

US 4th Infantry division occupies Elcherrath

1945-02-21

US 10th Armour division overthrows Orscholz line

1945-02-22

Canadian 3rd Division occupies Moyland

1945-03-01

British 43rd Division under Gen Essame occupies Xanten

1945-03-01

Chinese 30th division occupies Hsenwi

1945-03-06

Chinese 38th division occupies Lashio

1945-03-07

US 9th Armoured Division attacks Remagen Germany, crosses Rhine

1945-03-19

British 36th division conquers Mogok (ruby mine)

1945-03-20

US 70th Infantry division/7th Armour division attack Saar

1945-03-31

3rd Algerian division crosses the Rhine

1945-05-22

6th US Marine division reaches suburbs of Naha Okinawa

1945-05-29

US 1st Marine division conquerors Shuri Castle, Okinawa

1945-06-04

6th US Marine division occupies Orokoe Peninsula Okinawa

1946-03-05

Winston Churchill's "Iron Curtain" speech (Fulton Missouri) popularizes the term and draws attention to division of Europe

1948-09-10

Bijz Criminal division sentences war criminal Jacob Folks to life

1950-11-24

US infantry division conquerors Chonju Korea

1958-03-31

US Navy forms atomic sub division

1963-02-11

CIA Domestic Operations Division created (pretty scary!)

1965-09-11

The 1st Cavalry Division of the United States Army arrives in Vietnam.

1969-09-13

Baltimore Orioles, win earliest AL Eastern division title

1975-09-07

Cincinnati Reds, win earliest NL division title

1976-04-10

Cleveland Cavaliers win their 1st NBA Central Division title

1976-09-26

Phillies clinch their 1st NL East Division title

1977-09-27

Phillies clinch 2nd straight NL East Division title

1978-09-30

Cleveland, Houston, NY, Philadelphia & Pittsburgh Phillies win 3rd consecutive NL East Division title

1981-10-07

In 1st Eastern Division championship Yanks beat Brewers 5-3

1988-04-30

NJ Devils beat Caps 3-2 taking 7th game of Patrick Division final

1988-12-18

Seattle Seahawks win their 1st ever division title with 9-7 record

1993-09-08

Baseball's proposed switch to a three-division format OKed in AL

1995-09-08

Cleveland Indians clinch 1st AL Central Division title

1995-10-04

Jim Leyritz homers with a man on in 15th inning to give Yankees 2-0 Division Series lead over Mariners

1995-10-07

Mariners rally from 5-0 to force Game 5 of Division Series vs Yankees

1995-10-08

Edgar Martinez drives home tying & winning runs to rally Mariners to 6-5 win in bottom of 11th to beat Yankees & win AL Division Series

1996-12-10

Rwandan Genocide: Military advisor to the United Nations Secretary-General and head of the Military Division of the Department of Peacekeeping Operations of the United Nations Maurice Baril recommends that the UN multi-national forces in Zaire stand down.

2005-09-27

Atlanta Braves clinch their 14th straight division title thanks to Philadelphia's loss to the New York Mets

2005-09-29

Chicago White Sox clinch their first division title since 2000 and become just the 10th team in the history of baseball to be in first place on every day of the season

2006-03-26

The military junta ruling Burma officially named Naypyidaw, a new city in Mandalay Division, as the new capital. Yangon had formerly been the nation's capital.

2012-07-13

Financially troubled Scottish football club, Rangers, is voted into the third division

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Division - Birthdays
Date Event
1858-04-15

Emile Durkheim, French sociologist (Division du travail social)

1883-08-14

Ernest E Just, biologist (pioneered cell division)

1883-08-14

Ernest Everett Just, Charleston South Carolina, African-American embryologist known for his pioneering work in the physiology of development, especially fertilization and cell division

1915-03-19

Robert G. Cole, American Paratrooper of the 101st, 502nd division (d. 1944)

1922-02-13

Gordon Tullock, Long Division: The Next Big Threat to Democracy

1938-04-27

Ruth Price, Northeast Division

1941-12-18

Theresa Masurat, Northeast Division

1942-10-14

Sean G. Griffin, Shogo: Mobile Armor Division

1949-11-30

John Sarro, The Romeo Division

1956-01-04

Bernard Albrecht, English pop guitarist (Joy Division)

1956-07-15

Ian Curtis, English rock vocalist (Joy Division-Transmission) (d. 1980)

1957-10-28

Stephen Morris, English pop drummer (Joy Division-Atmosphere)

1958-06-01

Jon Wozencroft, Joy Division

1962-05-16

Todd Gunn, Division III: Football's Finest

1967-9-10

Paul Henderson, Division III: Football's Finest

1968-02-09

Rosario Zinnanti, Division-Trade

1970-03-20

Miklos Hegedus, Joy Division

1971-02-02

Michelle Gayle, Joy Division

1973-01-02

Chris Woodruff, Knoxville Tenn, tennis star (1993 NCAA Division I)

1976-08-05

Daniel Gosling, Homicide: Division B

1977-11-30

Matthew Pohlson, Clinton Foundation: Celebrity Division

1979-03-19

Virginia Bagnato, Christmas on Division Street

1981-08-24

Derrel Furutani, Division III: Football's Finest

1982-06-16

Marshall Cook, Division III: Football's Finest

1985-07-03

Brandon Lafourche, Division III: Football's Finest

1988-07-14

Josephinne Zelaya, Division III: Football's Finest

1991-06-01

Cody Krott, Division

Division - Deaths
Date Event
1941-10-27

Ernest Everett Just, African-American embryologist (physiology of development, fertilization, cell division), dies of pancreatic cancer at 58

1945-03-24

Thomas Rennie, Gen-Maj (Dutch command 51st Highland Division), dies

1980-05-18

Ian Curtis, English rock vocalist (Joy Division), commits suicide at 23

1991-10-28

Dudley McConnell, headed NASA's Earth Science Division, dies

1995-04-01

H. Adams Carter, American Alpine Club President, 10th Mountain Division trainer (b. 1914)

2009-06-17

Darrell Powers, American World War II veteran of the United States 101st Airborne Division. (b. 1923)

2009-07-25

Vernon Forrest, Professional boxer, 2-division world champion (b. 1971)

2014-11-03

Gordon Tullock, Long Division: The Next Big Threat to Democracy


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