Following the Normandy landings, General George Patton led the Allied sweep across France at the end of World War II. Shortly after one of his units crossed the Seine at Melun (on August 26, 1944), General Dwight Eisenhower received a formal military report detailing the operation -- to which Patton had added a celebratory note: "Dear Ike," it read, "Today I pissed in the Seine."
["I pissed in the Rhine today," he declared several months later. "For God's sake send gasoline!" (Bob Hope later hung a photo of Patton pissing in the Rhine in the den at his Toluca Lake compound.)]