Tuesday, May 20, 2014

Today in military history: May 21, 2014

1809 – Battle of Aspern-Essling begins (War of the Fifth Coalition)
 19th century - Soldiers from the Conscrits-Grenadiers Young Guard regiment 
in action during the War of the Fifth Coalition in 1809.
1813 – Battle of Bautzen ends (War of the Sixth Coalition) 
1832 – Indian Creek Massacre (Black Hawk War) 
1841 – Second Battle of Canton begins (First Opium War)
 19th century - British sailors towing warships toward 
the besieged city of Canton on 24 May 1841
1863 – Siege of Port Hudson begins (US Civil War) 
1879 – Battle of Iquique (War of the Pacific) (Naval) 
1944 – Allies take Fondi and French Campodimele (WWII) 
 Dummy Sherman tank in the Anzio bridgehead, 21 May 1944

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