Wednesday, April 30, 2014

Today in military history: May 1, 2014

1187 – Battle of Cresson (Third Crusade)
 1490 - Embarquement of King Philipp II of France for the Third Crusade (1190)

1778 – Battle of Crooked Billet (American Revolutionary War) 
1781 – Action of 1 May 1781 (American Revolutionary War) (Naval) 
1782 – Second Battle of Tucson (Apache-Mexico Wars) 
1858 – Battle of Grahovac ends (Montenegro) 
1863 – Battle of Chancellorsville begins; Battle of Fort Gibson, MS; Battle of Chalk Bluff begins (US Civil War) 
1898 – Battle of Manila Bay (Spanish-American War) (Naval) 
1904 – Battle of Yalu River ends (Russo-Japanese War)
 1904 - Japanese Troops Landing on the Bay of Nampho before the Battle of Yalu River (1904)

1915 – Battle of Eski Hissarlik (WWI) 
1938 – Battle of Xuzhou ends (Second Sino-Japanese War) 
1941 – Battle at Rutba (WWII) 
1942 – Japan takes Mandalay (WWII) 
1945 – Tito’s partisans take Trieste; Battle of Halbe ends; Battle of Tarakan begins (WWII) 
1950 – Landing Operation on Hainan Island ends (Chinese Civil War) 
1951 – Attack on Hwachon Dam (Korean War) (Naval) 
1972 – First battle of Quang Tri ends (Vietnam War) 
1995 – Operation Flash begins (Croatian War of Independence) 
2004 – First Battle of Fallujah ends (Iraq War)
 U.S. Marines with Company A, 1st Battalion, 5th Marine Regiment, 
fire against terrorists operating in Fallujah, Iraq April 7, 2004

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