Saturday, May 31, 2014

Today in military history: June 1, 2014

1432 – Battle of San Romano (Wars in Lombardy)
Fresco Niccolò da Tolentino Duomo Florence -  Andrea del Castagno (Italian, 1423–1457)
1648 – Battle of Maidstone (Second English Civil War) 
1676 – Battle of Oland (Scanian War) (Naval) 
1679 – Battle of Drumclog (Scottish Covenanter Wars) 
1794 – Glorious First of June (French Revolutionary Wars) (Naval)   
1798 – Battle of Bunclody (United Irishmen Rebellion) 
1813 – HMS Shannon versus USS Chesapeake (War of 1812) (Naval) 
1814 – Battle of St Jerome Creek begins; Naval skirmish off Cedar Point (War of 1812) (Naval) 
1861 – Battle of Aquia Creek ends (Naval); Skirmish at Fairfax Court House (US Civil War)
 7 July 1861 -
Infernal machines discovered in the Potomac (near Aquia) Creek by the flotilla for whose destruction they were intended. Sketched by A. Waud from a photograph by James F. Gibson.
1862 – Battle of Seven Pines, VA ends (also Fair Oaks) (US Civil War) 
1864 - Battle of Dallas ends; Battle of Cold Harbor begins (US Civil War) 
1871 – Korean Expedition begins (partly Naval) 
1916 – Battle of Jutland ends (WWI) (Naval) 
1918 – Battle of Belleau Wood begins (WWI) 
1941 – Germans take Sfakia, Crete (Battle of Crete ends); Britain occupies Baghdad, Iraq (WWII) 
1951 – Battle of the Punchbowl begins (Korean War)
 A U.S. Air Force Lockheed F-80C Shooting Star banks left after 
attacking a target in Korea in June 1951

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