December 13: Battle of Fredericksburg
DECEMBER 13, 1862 — THE BATTLE OF FREDERICKSBURG
On December 13, 1862, the bloodiest day of the Battle of Fredericksburg saw Union forces repeatedly turned back from Confederate lines. Also on December 13, Sir Francis Drake set off on his around-the-world voyage (1577), Gershwin’s “An American in Paris” premiered (1928), the Nanking Massacre began (1937), the last Apollo moonwalk took place (1972), and Saddam Hussein was captured by US forces (2003).
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