Also today in history, in the U.S. and elsewhere:
1813: U.S. Army forces under Lt. Col. William Lewis drove the British and their Indian allies from Frenchtown, Michigan Territory, during the War of 1812. Unfortunately for the Americans, they’ll be back. Read the “Battle of the Thames” on HistoryNet.com.
1915: Japan issued its Twenty-One Demands on the Republic of China in an effort to expand its power in East Asia.