Friday, May 9, 2014

Today in military history: May 10, 2014

1775 – Capture of Fort Ticonderoga (American Revolutionary War)
 Hauling guns by ox teams from Fort Ticonderoga for the siege of Boston, 1775
1779 – Chesapeake raid begins (American Revolutionary War) 
1796 – Battle of Lodi (French Revolutionary Wars); Battle at Derbent (Russo-Persian Wars) 
1799 – Assault on Acre repulsed (French Revolutionary Wars) 
1862 – Battle of Plum Run Bend, TN (also Plum Point) (US Civil War) (Naval) 
1864 – Battle of Cove Mountain; Battle of Chester Station (US Civil War) 
1865 – Confederate President Davis captured (US Civil War) 
1869 – Naval Battle of Hakodate ends (Boshin War) (Naval) 
1917 – Tenth Battle of the Isonzo begins (WWI)
 Captured Italian artillery pieces 1917
1940 – Battle of France begins; Battle of Rotterdam begins; Battle for the Hague; Battle of Maastricht (WWII) 
1942 – Philippines surrendered (WWII) 
1951 – Strike on Sinuiju (Korean War) (Air) 
1969 – Operation Apache Snow begins (Vietnam War) 
1968 – Battle of Kham Duc begins (Vietnam War) 
1969 – Battle of Hamburger Hill begins (Vietnam War)
 Sergeant Curtis E. Hester firing his M-16 rifle, Sergeant Billy H. Faulks calls for 
air support, Co D, 151st (Ranger) Inf., Vietnam War, 1969
2002 – Siege of the Church of the Nativity in Bethlehem (Second Intafada) 
2008 – Attack on Omdurman and Khartoum begins (Darfur War)

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