Tuesday, April 15, 2014

Today in military history: April 16, 2014

73 – Battle of Masada (Great Jewish Revolt)
1071 – Bari falls to Robert Gusicard (Byzantine-Norman Wars) 
1395 – Battle of Portomaggiore (Italy) 
1746 – Battle of Culloden (Jacobite Rising)
1884 - After Culloden- Rebel Hunting, by John Seymour Lucas. Government troops search for Jacobite supporters in the days after the Battle of Culloden.

1777 – Battle of Bennington (American Revolutionary War)
1874 - Battle of Bennington; Engraving from painting by Alonzo Chappel

1796 – Battle of Ceva begins (French Revolutionary Wars)
1799 – Battle of Mount Tabor (French Revolutionary Wars) 
1809 – Battle of Sacile (War of the Fifth Coalition) 
1862 – Battle of Lee’s Mills (US Civil War)
1901 - Samuel E. Pingree leads his men across a creek during the Battle at Lees Mills on April 16, 1862. From Deeds of valor; how America's heroes won the Medal of Honor.

1865 – Battle of Columbus and West Point, GA (US Civil War) 
1917 – Second Battle of Aisne (WWI) 
1941 – Naval clash near Kerkinnah Islands (WWII)
1942 – Japan occupies Magwe, Burma; Japan occupies Panay (WWII) 
1944 – Russians take Yalta (WWII) 
1945 – Battle of Berlin begins; American capture of the islands of Manila Bay completed; British take Taungup (WWII)
 A Grant tank crew of 146th Regiment, Royal Armoured Corps 
repair one of the tracks of their vehicle on the outskirts of Taungup, 4 April 1945
1975 – Cambodian Khmer Rouge occupy Phnom Penh (Cambodian Civil War)

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