Monday, April 28, 2014

Today in military history: April 29, 2014

1019 - Battle of Monte Levunium (Komnenian Restoration) 
1587 - Frances Drake raids Cadiz (Anglo-Spanish War) 
1615 – Battle of Kashii (Siege of Osaka)
 Early 17th century - Fall of Osaka Castle in Summer Battle of Osaka in May, 1st year of Genna (1615)

1616 – Battle of Euboea (Mediterranean) (Naval) 
1758 – Battle of Cuddalore (Seven Years’ War) (Naval) 
1781 – Battle of Fort Royal begins (American Revolutionary War) (Naval) 
1794 – Battle of Mouscron ends (French Revolutionary Wars) 
1813 – Raid at Frenchtown, MD (War of 1812) 
1814 – Naval Battle at Cape Canaveral (War of 1812) 
1856 – Battle at Four Creeks (Tule River War) 
1862 – New Orleans taken; Battle at Bridgeport (US Civil War) 
1916 – Siege of Kut Al Amara ends (WWI); Easter Uprising ends (Ireland)
 1919 - Study of 'a British Maurice Farman Attacked by a German Fokker 
While Dropping Sacks of Corn on Kut-el-amara during the Siege of 1916'

1945 – German forces in Italy surrender; Venice, Allanmyo and Nyaunbglebim taken; Dachau camp liberated; Last convoy battle of WWII begins in Arctic (WWII) 
1951 – CCF First Spring Offensive ends (Korean War) 
1965 – US troops invade the Dominican Republic (Dominican Civil War) 
1970 – Cambodian Incursion begins (Vietnam War) 
1975 – Operation Frequent Wind begins (Vietnam War)
 29 April 1975 - A Marine provides security as Sikorsky CH-53 helicopters land at the Defense Attaché Office compound. Military helicopters dropped the ground security component at landing zones. Once on the ground they set up security positions.

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