Franciscan mission at San Antonio, Tex.: scene of a siege and massacre of Texans by Mexican troops (1836)


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a small town in central Belgium, in Walloon Brabant province south of Brussels: battle (1815) fought nearby in which British and Prussian forces under the Duke of Wellington and Blücher routed the French under Napoleon. Pop: 29 003 (2004 est)
small stream in NE Va.: site of two Civil War battles (1861 & 1862) in which Union forces were defeated
a pass in central Scotland, in the Grampians: scene of a battle (1689) in which the Jacobites defeated William III"s forces but lost their leader, Viscount Dundee
a hill in Northumberland where invading Scots were defeated by the English in 1513 and James IV of Scotland was killed
I watched as each coal miner was brought to safety. I watched as each coal minor was brought to safety.
any of a series of unmanned Soviet satellites , Sputnik 1 ( launched in 1957) being the first man-made satellite to orbit the earth
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