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November 26, 2003

Today in History.

1926 John Moses Browning, gun maker, dies. His designs, both military and sporting, are still in production and service all over the world - and they've only been tweaked, mostly to account for new production techniques and materials, hardly at all in fundamental design.

1941 Japanese First Air Fleet sorties from Tankan Bay. More on this in 11 days.

1944 Himmler orders destruction of Auschwitz & Birkenau crematoriums. Proving that violence, this time in the form of the Red Army moving west, does indeed solve some things.

As ever, hat tip to Strategy Page.