This Day In History
Saturday, December 15, 2018
On This Day

Events

in 1863

The Battle of Jackson...
The Battle of Jackson takes place. The Battle of Jackson, fought on May 14, 1863, in Jackson, Mississippi, was part of the Vicksburg Campaign in the American Civil War. Union commander Maj. Gen. Ulysses S. Grant and the Army of the Tennessee defeated Confederate General Joseph E. Johnston, seizing the city, cutting supply lines, and opening the path to the west and the Siege of Vicksburg.
battle, Jackson, American Civil War

Births

in 1936
Bobby Darin

Bobby Darin (born Walden Robert Cassotto) was an American singer who performed in a range of music genres, including pop, rock, jazz, folk and country.

Deaths

in 1998
Frank Sinatra

Francis Albert "Frank" Sinatra was an American singer and actor.
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