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  • Smolensk, Russian Empire
    Sunday Aug 16, 1812

    Napoleon

    Battle of Smolensk (1812)

    Smolensk, Russian Empire
    Sunday Aug 16, 1812

    The Russians avoided Napoleon's objective of a decisive engagement and instead retreated deeper into Russia. A brief attempt at resistance was made at Smolensk in August; the Russians were defeated in a series of battles, and Napoleon resumed his advance.




  • Curaçao
    Thursday Aug 27, 1812

    Simón Bolívar

    Bolívar left for Curaçao

    Curaçao
    Thursday Aug 27, 1812

    For his apparent services to the Royalist cause, Monteverde granted Bolívar a passport, and Bolívar left for Curaçao on 27 August.




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