Saturday, April 26, 2014

Today in military history: April 27, 2014

1296 – Battle of Dunbar (also Spottismuir) (First War of Scottish Independence)
 About 1731 - "Portrait of John Balliol," mezzotint, by British printmaker William Robins.

1423 – Battle of Horic (Hussite Wars) 
1522 – Battle of Bicocca (Italian War of 1521-1526) 
1777 – Battle of Ridgefield (American Revolutionary War) 
1799 – Battle of Cassano (French Revolutionary Wars) 
1805 – US takes Derna (First Barbary War) 
1808 – Battle of Revolax (Finnish War) 
1813 – Battle of York (War of 1812)
 The death of American brigadier general Zebulon Pike at the Battle of York on 27 April 1813. This scene shown in this American print of 1839 bears little resemblance to the actual 1813 fortifications at York, while the town itself was actually out of sight further to the east.

1941 – Germans enter Athens (WWII) 
1943 – British take Djebel Bou Aoukaz (WWII) 
1945 – Allies take Prenzlau, Angermunde, Genoa, and Baguio (WWII)  
1947 – Battle of Tang’erli begins (Chinese Civil War) 
1975 – Saigon encircled (Vietnam War) 
1978 – Saur Revolution begins (Afghanistan)  
  Day after Saur revolution in Kabul
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