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Napoleon Takes His First Command At The Siege of Toulon

Today on September 16, 1793, a young and largely unknown artillery captain named Napoleon Bonaparte takes command at the Siege of Toulon. The Siege of...
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Nelson Destroys the French Navy at the Battle of the Nile

Today on August 1, 1798, Vice-Admiral Horatio Nelson destroys the French navy at the Battle of the Nile — isolating Napoleon Bonaparte's army in Egypt....

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