Friday, May 23, 2014

Today in military history: May 24, 2014

1592 – Siege of Busan begins (Imjin War)
 1760 painting by Byeon Bak - Defense of Busanjin Fortress
1777 – Battle of Sag Harbor (American Revolutionary War) 
1779 – Chesapeake raid ends (American Revolutionary War) 
1781 – Invasion of Tobago begins (American Revolutionary War) (Naval) 
1798 – Battle of Ballymore-Eustace; Battle of Naas; Battle of Kilcullen; Battle of Prosperous (United Irishmen Rebellion) 
1807 –Siege of Danzig ends (War of the Fourth Coalition) 
1815 - Battle of the Sink Hole (War of 1812) 
1822 – Battle of Pichincha (Ecuadorian War of Independence) 
1861 – Federals take Alexandria, VA (US Civil War) 
1862 – Battle at New Bridge (US Civil War)
 1862 - Military bridge across Chickahominy River, Virginia

1864 – Battle of Wilson’s Wharf (US Civil War) 
1866 – First Battle of Tuyuti (Paraguayan War) 
1915 – Battle of Bellewaarde (WWI) 
1939 – Battle of Suixian-Zaoyang (Second Sino-Japanese War) 
1941 – Battle of the Denmark Strait (WWII) (Naval)
 Circa March 1946 -
German sailors of the former German heavy cruiser Prinz Eugen at New York City, returning home. Prinz Eugen, officially USS Prinz Eugen (IX-300), originally had a crew of 8 officers and 85 enlisted men of the U.S. Navy supervising 27 officers and 547 enlisted men of the former German Kriegsmarine for tests. The cruiser was sailed from Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, to San Diego, California via the Panama Canal to take part in Operation Crossroads. The German crew was gradually reduced to zero with the effect that the cruiser reached Pearl Harbor under tow on 10 May 1946, as the U.S. crew could not operate the ultra-high pressure boilers.
1944 – Allies take Pontecorvo and Terracina (WWII) 
2004 – Operation Rainbow ends (Second Intifada)

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