Thursday, April 24, 2014

Today in military history: April 25, 2014

1185 – Battle of Dan-no-ura (Genpei War) (Naval) 
 1845-1846 print by Utagawa Kuniyoshi -
General Taira no Tomomori ties himself to an anchor so that he may die by 
his own hand and not from enemy action during the battle at Dan-no-ura.
1464 – Battle of Hedgeley Moor (Wars of the Roses) 
1607 – Battle of Gibraltar (Eighty Years’ War) (Naval) 
1622 – Battle of Wiesloch (Thirty Years’ War) 
1626 – Battle at Dessau Bridge (Thirty Years’ War) 
1643 – Battle of Sourton Down (First English Civil War) 
1707 – Battle of Almansa (War of the Spanish Succession)
 1709 painting by Buonaventura Ligli (Ventura Lirios) y Filippo Pallotta - Battle of Almansa
1781 – Battle of Blanford; Battle of Hobkirk’s Hill (American Revolutionary War) 
1846 – Thornton Affair (Mexican-American War) 
1862 – Capture of New Orleans, LA; Surrender of Fort Macon, NC (US Civil War) 
1864 – Battle of Marks’ Mill, and Moro Bottom, AK (US Civil War) 
1875 –Pecos River skirmish (poss. Red River Indian War) 
1915 – Landing at Cape Helles; Landing at Anzac Cove begins (WWI)  
1936 – Battle of the Ogaden ends (Second Italo-Abyssinian War) 
1945 – Red Army surrounds Berlin, Pillau, Mantua, Verona, Parma, Perwegen taken; (WWII) 
1947 – Battle of Niangziguan ends (Chinese Civil War) 
1951 - Battle of Imjin River ends; Battle of Kapyong ends (Korean War)
Men of the 3rd Ranger Company, 3rd Infantry Division, adjust their gear 
before undertaking a dawn patrol across the Imjin River, Korea. 17 April 1951
1959 – Rebels attack Panama (Panama) 
2007 – Battle of Thoppigala begins (Sri Lankan Civil War)

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