Saturday, May 17, 2014

Today in military history: May 18, 2014

1430 – Siege of Compiegne (Hundred Years’ War)
 Jeanne d'Arc (Joan of Arc); Oil on canvas by Jules Bastien-Lepage, 1879
1776 – Battle of the Cedars begins (American Revolutionary War) 
1794 – Battle of Tourcoing (French Revolutionary Wars) 
1803 – Britain declares war on France (Napoleonic Wars) 
1846 – Occupation of Matamoros (Mexican-American War)
 "La Ciudad de Santa Fe." Engraving from "Report of Lt. J. W. Abert of his 
Examination of New Mexico in the Years 1846-1847.
1859 – Battle of Logandeme (Senegal)  
1861 – Battle at Sewell’s Point, VA begins (US Civil War) (Naval) 
1862 – Action at Princeton, VA ends; Action at Searcy Landing, AK (US Civil War) 
1863 – Siege of Vicksburg begins (US Civil War) 
1940 – Germans take St Quentin, Cambrai and Antwerp (WWII) 
1944 – Allies take Wadke Airfield; Campaign in the Admiralty Islands ends; Battle of Monte Cassino ends (WWII) 
1948 – Linfen Campaign ends (Chinese Civil War) 
1967 – Nine Days in May begins (Vietnam War)
 1967 - Aerial Photo of Pleiku Air Base South Vietnam

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