Monday, May 19, 2014

Today in military history: May 20, 2014

1449 – Battle of Alfarrobeira (Portugal)
 King Afonso V of Portugal
1630 – Siege of Magdeburg ends (Thirty Years’ War) 
1741 – Battle of Cartagena de Indias ends (War of Jenkins’ Ear) 
1772 – Three Battles of Sarbakusa (Ethiopia) 
1778 – Battle of Barren Hill (American Revolutionary War) 
1799 – Siege of Acre ends (French Revolutionary Wars) 
1813 – Battle of Bautzen begins (War of the Sixth Coalition) 
1859 – Battle of Montebello (Second Italian War of Independence)
19th century painting by Henri Félix Emmanuel Philippoteaux - Battle of Montebello (1859)
1864 – Battle of Ware Bottom Church (US Civil War) 
1940 – German take Amiens and Abbeville (WWII) 
1941 – Battle of Crete begins (WWII) 
1944 – Battle of Wadke ends (WWII) 
1951 – CCF Second Spring Offensive ends; Eight Army counterattack begins (Korean War) Operation Strangle begins (Korean War) (Air) 
1969 – Operation Apache Snow ends; Battle of Hamburger Hill ends (Vietnam War
 2007 – 2007 Lebanon conflict begins
 A soldier from the Italian Army stands guard during the UNIFIL mission in Lebanon
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