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Open Bagehot, Walter, 1826-1877
Bagehot, Walter, 1826-1877

( băj'Әt ), 1826–77, English social scientist. After working in his father's banking firm, he edited (1860–77) the Economist (which had been founded

Open Battle of Agincourt (1415)
Battle of Agincourt (1415)

Henry V landed near Harfleur on 14th Aug. and invested it. His small professional force suffered from dysentery, but the large French armies at Rouen,

Open Battle of Brandywine, Pa., 1777
Battle of Brandywine, Pa., 1777

British victory over General George Washington during the American Revolution 11 September 1777 at the Brandywine River, Pennsylvania. Washington

Battle of Britain

World War II air battle between German and British air forces over Britain from 10 July to 31 October 1940. The height of the battle occurred 30–31

Open Battle of Bunker Hill, Boston, Mass., 1775
Battle of Bunker Hill, Boston, Mass., 1775

Date June 17, 1775 Location Charleston Peninsula, Boston, Massachusetts Opponents (*winner) *Great Britain American Patriots Commander Major General

Open Battle of Lake Erie, 1813
Battle of Lake Erie, 1813

Event Date: September 10, 1813 The U.S. Navy's first squadron-to-squadron victory and a critical naval engagement on the Great Lakes. After the

Open Battle of New Orleans, 1815
Battle of New Orleans, 1815

Event Date: January 8, 1815 Battle between U.S. forces, led by Major General Andrew Jackson, and British forces under the command of Major General Sir

Battle of the Bulge

Date December 16, 1944–January 16, 1945 Location Ardennes Forest region of northeastern France and southern Belgium Opponents (*winner) *United States

Open Battle of the Plains of Abraham, Quebec, 1759
Battle of the Plains of Abraham, Quebec, 1759

Date September 13, 1759 Location Quebec, Canada Opponents (*winner) *Great Britain France Commander Major General James Wolfe Lieutenant General Louis

Battle of the Thames, Ont., 1813

Event Date: October 5, 1813 Climactic battle of the War of 1812 in the Old Northwest. Also known as the Battle of Moraviantown, the Battle of the