July 18, 2015

7 reasons Donald Trump's popularity is soaring

Rebel Staff
 

Donald Trump is one of the most divisive figures in American politics today. Despite the boycotts, threats and insults, he's still in the presidential race, and leading in many polls. Why?



TRUMP’S FAMOUS

The Donald has been famous for decades extending his business and real estate success to television and film. He has a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame for his work on The Apprentice. He’s paid a reported $3 million per episode making him one of the highest paid TV personalities.

 



ONLY TRUMP HAS THE COJONES TO TELL THE TRUTH

Critics have lambasted him; companies and organizations have distanced themselves from him or outright dropped him.  Why? Because he has said the truth and the left doesn’t like hearing the truth. Trump has said illegal Mexican immigrants are bringing lots of problems to the U.S. like "drugs", "crime", "rapists" and some he assumes "are good people". Is that really all that controversial?

 



TRUMP IS A SUCCESSFUL BUSINESSMAN

Donald Trump is a “very rich” man. His campaign has released that the Republican presidential candidate has a net worth “in excess of TEN BILLION DOLLARS” and his income in 2014 was $362 million. His empire has employed tens of thousands of people over the years and backers believe his business know-how will translate well to handling America’s economy.

 


 
TRUMP KNOWS WHAT HE’S DOING

Sure, the bombastic businessman goes off script from time to time, but Trump knows that his personality resonates with voters.  He knows that being himself and speaking his mind will get attention and that attention could awake a large contingent of Americans who don’t usually go out to vote.

 


 

TRUMP WON’T BACK DOWN BECAUSE OF “POLITICAL CORRECTNESS”

Hence all the backlash from the left.  Trump’s opposition to the White House will grow, but that doesn’t mean he’ll change his ways to appease the politically correct.  He’ll stand his ground on issues like immigration and demonstrate why he’s right.  Examples like Kate Steinle being murdered by a 5-time deported illegal immigrant, and having his life threatened by the Mexican drug lord, Joaquin “El Chapo” Guzman who’s interests would be undermined if Trump were President.





TRUMP UNDERSTANDS BRANDING

In his campaign kick-off speech Trump said, “We need somebody who can take the brand of the United States and make it great again.” Donald Trump knows branding, from hotels to golf courses, mattresses to casinos the Trump name reigns as a mark of quality and luxury. America is in desperate need of a leader who can improve its branding.


 


TRUMP IS NOT A POLITICIAN

Maybe his greatest attribute is that Donald Trump is the furthest thing from a politician. Lobbyists, donors nor special interests control him, he is able to think freely and get behind ideas that will improve the country. Trump’s popularity is soaring because of many reasons and it’s no wonder why poll after poll show the real estate mogul’s favourability rating climbing. 

It’s impossible to predict how this race will play out, but one thing is for sure – the first Republican debate on August 6th is sure going to be fun to watch.

 

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commented 2015-08-09 19:38:44 -0400
I can see Donald Trump as President of the United States. He would be a great improvement over the disaster they have now! Go Donald Go!
commented 2015-08-04 09:08:56 -0400
Political pundits continue to underestimate Donald Trump at a substantial risk to their own credibility.
Trump is and remains the master showman and self-promoter. If this was the late 1800s, Trump would have been Buffalo Bill Cody with his ‘Wild West Show’ or P.T. Barnum who was the force behind ‘Barnum and Baileys Circus’. Yet, even politically, Donald Trump is revealing himself to be much more than that. I see in Trump a ‘man of destiny’ comparable to the great Winston Churchill himself. Trump may lack Churchill’s breadth and depth of intellect and long political history, but, like Churchill, the force of his personality appears to set wheels in motion which effect the march of history. True, Trump may fizzle out after the first debate this Thursday but if his long and successful business career is any indication he has staying power and he may continue to surprise us all with his political acumen. Fasten your seat belts folks because Donald Trump may take us on a ride no one could ever have predicted.
commented 2015-07-24 17:26:59 -0400
The Donald reminds me of Rob Ford. He may be rough around the edges, but he is a successful business man, and has built an empire that many, like the current spineless crooked president are envious of. I am glad he is stirring the pot. American’s need to be shaken out of their slumber. Just look at what Obama has done to undermine American interests globally, for his own political goals.
commented 2015-07-20 17:52:51 -0400
I don’t care much for him, but if you are that rich, you can afford to say what most of the country is thinking. He can be politically incorrect!
commented 2015-07-20 13:02:30 -0400
I sure hope he wins….
commented 2015-07-20 11:05:10 -0400
When Trump first came on the political scene, my first impression was, don’t underestimate him, he knows how to negotiate, he doesn’t have to cater to lobbyists or special interest groups because he’s using his own money and his main concern is to bring the economy back to strong American interests, here comes the "but’, what is not being mentioned is, he is for amnesty, free trade and pro choice, in other words, more Democrat than Conservative principles. What makes me happy is that the democrats must be wearing diapers by now because any of the Republicans are better than the deceitful, compulsive lying, non transparent and arrogant Hillary Clinton. The rest of the Democrat runners are practically invisible. My own favourites still hold, Scott Walker, Rick Santorum, Ted Cruz and Marco Rubio, with the exception of Christie, Carson, Perry and Jeb Bush, (all of whom I’d like to see quit), any and all of the rest of the Republicans running would be excellent! In my humble opinion.
commented 2015-07-20 09:54:08 -0400
Trump is a ringer, there to sap off votes from a real populist candidate. However Trump is smart enough to play the “trump card” – a roll playing exercise where he purposely tweeks the nose of the pious PC clique – this resonates with the silent majority – but he really is shallow as POTUS material.
commented 2015-07-20 02:01:00 -0400
There are a lot of working class Joe’s who are tired of the POS in the WH and his ilk.

They see Trump as a person who tells it like it is – even if it pisses off the elites.

The working class is waking up.
commented 2015-07-19 23:42:46 -0400
Not that I think she couldn’t handle it, I just don’t think it is going to happen right now.
commented 2015-07-19 23:33:13 -0400
Me too Keith, but I agree with Prince, he has to get past Congress and the Senate, and I cannot see that happening.
There is only one thing I want out of this election and that is a Republican who can get his/her butt into the White house. I don’t even care who it is.
One good thing he has injected into the race if nothing else, is that he is proving that people want some gonads with their leader, and I don’t mean under the first ladies skirt.
Sorry, as smart, worldly and impressive I believe Carly Fiorina would be. I don’t think the time is right for a woman in the White House. My opinion.
commented 2015-07-19 22:28:46 -0400
If he can lead the Republicans to victory, he would have my vote.
commented 2015-07-19 21:39:42 -0400
The reality is this: The American President is mostly a figurehead. There is actually very little he can do domestically to introduce sweeping changes. The bureaucracy runs the day-to-day show, and they’ve been there for decades, watching presidents come and go. Trump (or whoever) can have all the best plans and intentions in the world, but he’s got to get them past the House and the Senate, and then change the bureaucracy’s methods of doing things.

Yes, Trump is bombastic and popular. But that doesn’t necessarily mean it will translate to “effective”.
commented 2015-07-19 12:08:48 -0400
He speaks his mind, but I think that may be starting to catch up to him. His ad homs are starting to make him look bad. He doesn’t seem to edit anything that comes out of his mouth. While that can be refreshing, it will get him in trouble.
People are already cringing from his personal insults about Perry and Mcain. Doesn’t help his appeal.
commented 2015-07-18 20:47:38 -0400
He may be just what America and the World needs, but I wouldn’t want to hang out with him. I never did care much for brash arrogant braggarts, even if they can back up their boasts. It’s just my personality, I guess. I just find them very annoying.
commented 2015-07-18 20:38:32 -0400
And … Trump IS NOT the most divisive President … Barack Hussein Obama IS!
commented 2015-07-18 19:07:09 -0400
First of all, I fail to see why this is under “satire”. He is real and spending real dollars on this campaign.
Secondly, Trump is in many ways like Ezra Levant, and that is not an insult. He speaks his mind and actually has facts to back him up, even if he comes across as “over the top” sometimes. If nothing else then he will have the rest of the herd actually addressing issues and not following the political scripts.
commented 2015-07-18 17:46:01 -0400
Like him or hate him, it would be more than entertaining to see “The Donald” go head to head with Obama in a debate! Regardless of whether Trump manages to go further or not, the field of discussion will have been laid open for all to see. The left would be in damage control for a long time having had their hypocrisy exposed as the idealogically driven treacherous dogma that it is. Those lefties not doing damage control would be running for cover to find a safe hiding place. Americans however, can be quite resourceful. “You can run, but you can’t hide”. Bin Laden found that out, the hard way!
commented 2015-07-18 17:28:28 -0400
If given a choice between an outspoken not-so-eloquent talking but truth speaking occasional jackass successful business man and a smooth talking eloquent lying “upper class” politician for president of the US, I would choose the jackass any day of the week. At least you know where he is coming from.
commented 2015-07-18 15:12:18 -0400
I don’t know if he is just this big of an arrogant ass or if he’s trying to be some sort of martyr.

A scalpel (truth) wielded by a cave man is still anything but professional.
commented 2015-07-18 12:55:32 -0400
HERE IS WHAT HAPPENED IN WORLD HISTORY FROM JULY 13 TO 19
1955 Last woman hanged for murder in Great Britain
Nightclub owner Ruth Ellis is convicted of murdering boyfriend David Blakely on this day in 1955. Ellis was later executed by hanging and became the last woman in Great Britain to be put to death. Ellis was born in Rhyl, Wales, in 1926. She left school as a young teenager,
1943 Largest tank battle in history ends
The Battle of Kursk, involving some 6,000 tanks, two million men, and 5,000 aircraft, ends with the German offensive repulsed by the Soviets at heavy cost.
In early July, Germany and the USSR concentrated their forces near the city of Kursk in western Russia, site of a 150-mile-wide Soviet pocket that jutted 100 miles into the German lines. The German attack began on July 5, and 38 divisions, nearly half of which were armored, began moving from the south and the north. However, the Soviets had better tanks and air support than in previous battles, and in bitter fighting Soviet antitank artillery destroyed as much as 40 percent of the German armor, which included their new Mark VI Tiger tanks. After six days of warfare concentrated near Prokhorovka, south of Kursk, the German Field Marshal Gunther von Kluge called off the offensive, and by July 23 the Soviets had forced the Germans back to their original positions.
World War I1914 Austrian investigation into archduke’s assassination concludes On July 13, 1914, Friedrich von Wiesner, an official of the Austro-Hungarian Foreign Office, reports back to Foreign Minister Leopold von Berchtold the findings of an investigation into the assassination of Archduke Franz Ferdinand, heir to the Austrian throne, and his wife Sophie the previous June 28, in Sarajevo, Bosnia.
1789 French revolutionaries storm Bastille
Parisian revolutionaries and mutinous troops storm and dismantle the Bastille, a royal fortress that had come to symbolize the tyranny of the Bourbon monarchs. This dramatic action signaled the beginning of the French Revolution, a decade of political turmoil and terror in which King Louis XVI was overthrown and tens of thousands of people, including the king and his wife Marie Antoinette, were executed.
The Bastille was originally constructed in 1370 as a bastide, or “fortification,” to protect the walled city of Paris from English attack. It was later made into an independent stronghold, and its name–bastide–was corrupted to Bastille. The Bastille was first used as a state prison in the 17th century, and its cells were reserved for upper-class felons, political troublemakers, and spies. Most prisoners there were imprisoned without a trial under direct orders of the king. Standing 100 feet tall and surrounded by a moat more than 80 feet wide, the Bastille was an imposing structure in the Parisian landscape.
1798 Sedition Act becomes federal law On this day in 1798, one of the most egregious breaches of the U.S. Constitution in history becomes federal law when Congress passes the Sedition Act, endangering liberty in the fragile new nation. While the United States engaged in naval hostilities with Revolutionary France, known as the Quasi-Wa
1099 Jerusalem captured in First Crusade During the First Crusade, Christian knights from Europe capture Jerusalem after seven weeks of siege and begin massacring the city’s Muslim and Jewish population.
Beginning in the 11th century, Christians in Jerusalem were increasingly persecuted by the city’s Islamic rulers, especially when control of the holy city passed from the relatively tolerant Egyptians to the Seljuk Turks in 1071. Late in the century, Byzantine Emperor Alexius Comenus, also threatened by the Seljuk Turks, appealed to the West for aid. In 1095, Pope Urban II publicly called for a crusade to aid Eastern Christians and recover the holy lands. The response by Western Europeans was immediate.
The first crusaders were actually undisciplined hordes of French and German peasants who met with little success. One group, known as the “People’s Crusade,” reached as far as Constantinople before being annihilated by the Turks. In 1096, the main crusading force, featuring some 4,000 mounted knights and 25,000 infantry, began to move east. Led by Raymond of Toulouse, Godfrey of Bouillon, Robert of Flanders, and Bohemond of Otranto, the army of Christian knights crossed into Asia Minor in 1097.
In June, the crusaders captured the Turkish-held city of Nicaea and then defeated a massive army of Seljuk Turks at Dorylaeum. From there, they marched on to Antioch, located on the Orontes River below Mount Silpius, and began a difficult six-month siege during which they repulsed several attacks by Turkish relief armies. Finally, early in the morning of June 3, 1098, Bohemond persuaded a Turkish traitor to open Antioch’s Bridge Gate, and the knights poured into the city. In an orgy of killing, the Christians massacred thousands of enemy soldiers and citizens, and all but the city’s fortified citadel was taken. Later in the month, a large Turkish army arrived to attempt to regain the city, but they too were defeated, and the Antioch citadel surrendered to the Europeans.
After resting and reorganizing for six months, the crusaders set off for their ultimate goal, Jerusalem. Their numbers were now reduced to some 1,200 cavalry and 12,000 foot soldiers. On June 7, 1099, the Christian army reached the holy city, and finding it heavily fortified, began building three enormous siege towers. By the night of July 13, the towers were complete, and the Christians began fighting their way across Jerusalem’s walls. On July 14, Godfrey’s men were the first to penetrate the defenses, and the Gate of Saint Stephen was opened. The rest of the knights and soldiers then poured in, the city was captured, and tens of thousands of its occupants were slaughtered.
The crusaders had achieved their aims, and Jerusalem was in Christian hands, but an Egyptian army marched on the holy city a few weeks later to challenge their claim. The Egyptians’ defeat by the outnumbered Christians in August ended Muslim resistance to the Europeans for the time being, and five small Christian states were set up in the region under the rule of the leaders of the crusade.
1789 Lafayette selected colonel-general of the National Guard of Paris
On this day in 1789, only one day after the fall of the Bastille marked the beginning of a new revolutionary regime in France, the French aristocrat and hero of the American War for Independence, Marie-Joseph Paul Roch Yves Gilbert du Motier, Marquis de Lafayette, becomes the colonel-general of the National Guard of Paris by acclamation. Lafayette served as a human link between America and France in what is sometimes known as The Age of Revolutions
World War I1918 Second Battle of the Marne begins with final German offensive
On this day in 1918, near the Marne River in the Champagne region of France, the Germans begin what would be their final offensive push of World War I. Dubbed the Second Battle of the Marne, the conflict ended several days later in a major victory for the Allies.
1945 Atom bomb successfully testedOn this day in 1945, at 5:29:45 a.m., the Manhattan Project comes to an explosive end as the first atom bomb is successfully tested in Alamogordo, New Mexico
World War I 1918 Romanov family executed In Yekaterinburg, Russia, Czar Nicholas II and his family are executed by the Bolsheviks, bringing an end to the three-century-old Romanov dynasty. Crowned in 1896, Nicholas was neither trained nor inclined to rule, which did not help the autocracy he sought to preserve among a people desperate for change.
64 AD Nero’s Rome burns The great fire of Rome breaks out and destroys much of the city on this day in the year 64. Despite the well-known stories, there is no evidence that the Roman emperor, Nero, either started the fire or played the fiddle while it burned. Still, he did use…
64 AD Fire of Rome A fire erupts in Rome, spreading rapidly throughout the market area in the center of the city. When the flames finally died out more than a week later, nearly two-thirds of Rome had been destroyed.Emperor Nero used the fire as an opportunity to rebuild Rome in a more orderly Greek…

1936 Spanish Civil War breaks out On July 18, 1936, the Spanish Civil War begins as a revolt by right-wing Spanish military officers in Spanish Morocco and spreads to mainland Spain. From the Canary Islands, General Francisco Franco broadcasts a message calling for all army officers to join the uprising and overthrow Spain’s leftist Republican government
World War I1918 Allies begin major counter-offensive in Second Battle of the Marne Three days after a German offensive near the Marne River in the Champagne region of France meets with failure, Allied forces launch a major counterattack on July 18, 1918, ending the Second Battle of the Marne and decisively turning the tide of the war toward an Allied victory.
commented 2015-07-18 12:32:09 -0400
TO ADD A LLITLE REDADING THIS WEEKEND THIS IS
WHAT HAPPENED IN CANADIAN HISTORY JULY 13 TO 19
1982 FIRST ALL-STAR BASEBALL IN CANADA Montreal Quebec – Montreal Expos host first All-Star Game played outside the US; the National League defeats the American League 4-1, winning for the 11th consecutive year.
1993 Lahr Germany – Germans hold farewell ceremony for Canadian troops after 42 years of NATO service.
1950 Honolulu Hawaii – Royal Canadian Navy destroyers HMCS Cayuga, Athabaskan, and Sioux arrive at Pearl Harbor escorted by cruiser Ontario; to join US naval task force to operate against the Communists in Korea as part of the United Nations contingent; war began June 25.
1755 Pittsburgh Pennsylvania – British General Edward Braddock dies of his wounds after he and his force of British troops and colonial militia were caught in a French and Indian ambush on the way to attack Fort Duquesne; his aide George Washington assumes command of the retreating army.
1609 Sorel Quebec – Samuel de Champlain c1570-1635 sets off up the Richelieu River with two other Frenchmen and a group of Algonkians; will discover Lake Champlain and Lake George
1915 London England – Robert Laird Borden 1854-1937 attends British Cabinet meeting; first Canadian Prime Minister to be invited and first Prime Minister from the Dominions to attend.
1789 Nootka Sound BC – Estaban Jose Martinez 1742-1798 seizes another British ship, the Princess Royal; the Nootka Crisis brings Britain and Spain to the brink of war.
1696 St. John’s Newfoundland – Pierre Le Moyne d’Iberville 1661-1706 and his naval commander Simon-Pierre Denys de Bonaventure 1659-1711 captures the English ship Newport near St. John’s.
1691 The Pas Manitoba – Henry Kelsey c1667-1724 travels up Saskatchewan and Carrot River to Prairies; first European to record the buffalo and grizzly bear.
1909 Ottawa Ontario
- George-Etienne Cartier’s Manitoba Act comes into effect; creates new bilingual province in West; recognizes Metis land claims by setting aside 566,000 hectares; gives English and French languages equal status; guarantees Protestant and Roman Catholic educational rights; Manitoba enters the Dominion as our fifth province; The North West Territories (Rupert’s Land) officially transferred to Canada; Canada takes over all land between Ontario and British Columbia.
1878 Hamilton Ontario – Hamilton District Telegraph Company opens first telephone exchange in the British Empire.
1578 Hudson Strait NWT – Martin Frobisher c1539-1594 reassembles English fleet after bad storm; one ship crushed by ice, two missing, one deserts; crew survive.
1783 Montreal Quebec –
British Crown announces land grants to American loyalists; heads of families get 100 acres, members of families 50 acres each, single men 50 acres, non-commissioned officers 200 acres.
1872 Roald Amundsen 1872-1928
explorer, was born on this day at Borge, Norway, near Oslo, in 1872. Amundsen was the first to make a ship voyage through Canada’s Northwest Passage (on the Fram, 1903-05), the first to reach the South Pole (Dec. 14, 1911), and one of the first to cross the Arctic by air. He died on about June 18, 1928 in the Arctic Ocean.
1792 Niagara-on-the-Lake Ontario – John Graves Simcoe 1752-1806 issues a royal proclamation dividing Upper Canada into districts and counties, and setting the allotment of representatives
1536 St-Malo France – Jacques Cartier 1491-1557 returns to St. Malo after his second voyage to the new world, an absence of 14 months.
1976 QUEEN OPENS MONTREAL OLYMPIC GAMES
Montreal Quebec – Queen Elizabeth II officially opens the Montreal Summer Olympic Games in the afternoon, before Prime Minister Pierre Trudeau, Montreal Mayor Jean Drapeau and an enthusiastic crowd of 73,000 at Olympic Stadium; the Games of the XXI Olympiad are Canada’s first Olympics and will cost $1.5 bilion, much for massive anti-terrorist security. A total of 6,085 competitors from 92 nations compete over 16 days; the Stade olympique is unfinished, and 21 countries, mostly African, boycott the games; Romanian gymnast Nadia Comaneci is the sensation of the games with two perfect 10 scores. Canada will win five silver and six bronze medals, becoming the first host country not to win a gold medal.
1840 Halifax Nova Scotia –
Samuel Cunard 1787-1865 arrives at Halifax with his daughter on his first steamship, the paddle steamer Britannia, 12 days after leaving Liverpool, England; ship then goes on to Boston on the 19th, completing the new Liverpool-Halifax-Boston mail route in 14 days and 8 hours; first scheduled transatlantic mail service by steamship, and a blow to the age of sailing ships. Cunard was born and raised in Halifax, builds a shipping, banking, lumber and coal empire; shareholder in the wooden paddle wheeler Royal William which crosses the Atlantic in 1833, mainly under steam power; wins the Admiralty contract to provide a fixed schedule mail service to Halifax and Boston in 1839, and starts the British and North American Royal Mail Steam Packet Company; launches Britannia May 1840; will move the Cunard HQ from Halifax to Liverpool in 1861. The Cunard Line will thrive until the era of transatlantic passenger jets.
1972 Montreal Quebec – Bomb placed under a ramp at the Montreal Forum explodes, blowing up an equipment truck and destroying 30 speakers belonging to the Rolling Stones; Montreal radio stations receive over 50 calls claiming responsibility but the bomber is never found; the concert goes on as scheduled.
1964 Ste-Luce-sur-Mer, Quebec – Canadian Pacific Liner Empress of Ireland rediscovered by scuba divers; sunk in a collision May 29 1914, with the loss of 1,014 lives.
1944 Halifax, Nova Scotia – Royal Canadian Navy escorts war’s largest convoy of 167 ships into Atlantic; meets no U-Boat opposition; RCN now controls all Battle of the Atlantic escort forces.
1897 Seattle Washington – Klondike gold rush starts when the Excelsior and Portland arrive from Skagway with the first group of gold-laden Yukon prospectors.
1838 Niagara Falls, Ontario – John Lambton, Lord Durham 1792-1840 reviews the 43rd and other regulars at Niagara; a show of force to impress American sympathizers of the rebels
1812 Michilimackinac Michigan – Charles Roberts 1772-1817 captures Fort Michilimackinac with 600 British, Canadians and Indian allies from the British Fort St. Joseph.
1673 Quebec – Second census of New France shows a population of 6,705.
1648 Sillery Quebec – First temperance gathering in North America takes place at Quebec; in settlement for Christianized Indians of Loretteville.
1817 Red River Manitoba – Thomas Douglas, Lord Selkirk 1771-1820 makes first treaty with local Ojibway and Swampy Cree people on behalf of King George III.
1944 Caen France – Bomber Command sends 100 RAF and RCAF planes to attack German defenses around Caen; much of the city destroyed and up to 3,000 French killed; Canadians and British gain a few miles in attacks beyond Caen in Operation Goodwood/Atlantic to secure Vaucelles and Colombelles, preparing the way to break through the triangle to Falaise; the 2nd Infantry under Maj. Gen. Charles Foulkes comes into line to join the 3rd and 2nd Armoured Brigade of Lt. Gen. Guy Simonds’ 2nd Corps and they move forward to take the German stronghold on the Verrières Ridge.
1922 Quebec Quebec – Joseph-Elzéar Bernier leaves Quebec City in command of the Canadian Government Arctic Expedition, sent to assert Canadian sovereignty in the Arctic.
1853 Montreal Quebec – Trains start running over first North American international railroad between Portland, Maine and Montreal.
1577 Frobisher Bay NWT
Martin Frobisher c1539-1594 enters Frobisher Bay; explores islands and shores for gold; trades with Inuit; names Mount Warwick, no trace of kidnapped sailors lost the previous year. Here is an engraving of his crew mining ore for gold.
1950 Korea – UN asks RCAF transport squadron to assist in United Nations airlift in Korea.
1944 Normandy France – Canadians and British start Operation Goodwood/Atlantic, to secure Vaucelles and Colombelles, and prepare the break through to Falaise. General Dempsey, commander British 2nd Army, launches his Eighth Corps of three armoured divisions south of Caen; attacked by 1st SS Panzer Division and forced to halt; 7th Armoured Division fails to capture Verrières and Bourguebus Ridges; the 2nd Canadian Infantry Division under Maj. Gen. Charles Foulkes comes into line to join the 3rd and 2nd Armoured Brigades of the 2nd Canadian Corps under Lt. Gen. Guy Simonds, who fight on the Eighth’s right with infantry; ordered to cross the Orne River into the southeastern suburbs of Caen, force the enemy out of his entrenched positions there, and then forge southward into open country. Their tanks are neutralized by German anti-tank fire and the infantry are decimated as they advance; they gain Colombelles and the Queen’s Own captures Giberville. The rest of the 8th Brigade passes south, and by nightfall the Canadian 3rd Infantry Division has taken Cormelles and the eastern part of Vaucelles; the southern part of Caen is cleared; the Black Watch cross the Orne River, and advance to St-Andre-sur-Orne and the northern edge of Verrières Ridge.
1812 Sacketts Harbor, NY – British launch unsuccessful attack on Sacketts Harbor during the War of 1812.
1814 Prairie du Chien Wisconsin – Lt. Colonel William McKay captures Fort Prairie du Chien, Wisconsin; British now have base for potential 1815 attacks on St. Louis, Missouri, and down the Mississippi.
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