U.S. Civil War: William Tecumseh Sherman reaches Savannah, Georgia, ending his "March to the Sea".
A treaty is signed in Paris that officially ends the Spanish-American War.
First Canadian Contingent sails from Halifax for England
Japanese forces land in the Philippines, capture Guam and sink the British ships HMS Prince of Wales and HMS Repulse.
THE GULLY, effective dates for battle honour begin (to 19 Dec 43)
In Aurich, Germany, the trial of SS Brigadier Kurt Meyer on war crimes charges begins before a General Court Martial made up of front-line officers of the Canadian Army.
Chinese Civil War: The Red Army begins its siege of Chengdu, the last KMT-held city on mainland China. Chiang Kai-shek leaves for Taiwan.
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