Sunday, April 20, 2014

Today in military history: April 21, 2014

43BC - Battle of Mutina (Roman Republican Civil Wars)  
1503 – Battle of Seminara (Second Italian War)
19th century unknown artist - The Battle of Seminara (1495). Juan de Altavilla (right foreground, with shield) defends Ferdinand II of Aragon of Naples (behind Altavista, on dying white horse) from the French troops closing in on him.
1526 – First Battle of Panipat (Mughal Conquests)
Diorama of Battle of Panipat (1526) displayed at 
Indian War Memorial museum, Naubatkhana, Red Fort, Delhi 
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1676 – Sudbury attacked by Indians (King Philip’s War) 
1757 – Battle of Reichenberg (Seven Years’ War) 
1777 – Danbury, CT sacked (American Revolutionary War) 
1782 – Third Battle of Ushant ends (American Revolutionary War) 
1796 – Battle of Mondovi (French Revolutionary Wars)
 Mondovi, 1796

1809 – Battle of Landshut (War of the Fifth Coalition) 
1836 – Battle of San Jacinto (Texas Revolution) 
1863 - Jones raids on the B&O Railroad begin (US Civil War) 
1898 – Spanish-American War declared 
1914 – US occupies Vera Cruz (Mexican Revolution) 
1917 - Battle of Dover Strait ends (WWI) 
1918 – Red Baron is shot down (WWI)
 April 23, 1917 - Jagdstaffel 11 including Richthofen
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1945 – Bologna taken; Yedashe taken (WWII) 
1951 – First UN Counteroffensive ends; Operations Rugged and Dauntless end (Korean War)   
1961 -  Algiers putsch begins (Algerian War)    
1967 – Military coup in Greece (Greece); Operation Union begins (Vietnam War) 
1985 – Battle of Maravar Pass begins (Soviet war in Afghanistan)

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