Sunday, May 25, 2014

Today in military history: May 26, 2014

1249 – Battle of Fossalta (Wars of the Guelphs and Ghibellines)
 4th quarter of the 13th century -
Men with Shields and Weapons
1521 – Siege of Tenochtitlan begins (Spanish conquest of the Aztec Empire) 
1573 – Battle of Haarlemmermeer (Eighty Years’ War) (Naval)
 Company of Captain Dirck Jacobsz. Rosecrans and Lieutenant Pauw, Amsterdam, 1588 - Painting by Cornelis Ketel 

1642 – Battle of Honnecourt (Thirty Years’ War)  
1676 – Battle of Bornholm ends (Scanain War) (Naval)   
1798 – Battle of Tara Hill (United Irishmen Rebellion) 
1831 – Battle of Ostroleka (Polish-Russian War of 1830-1831) 
1847 – Battle of Red River Canyon begins (Mexican-American War) 
1859 – Battle of Varese (Second Italian War of Independence) 
1864 – Battle of North Anna, VA ends; Battle of New Hope Church, GA ends; Battle of Dallas begins (US Civil War) 
1865 – Confederate Army of Trans-Mississippi surrenders (US Civil War) 
1904 – Battle of Nanshan ends (Russo-Japanese War) 
1940 – Evacuation at Dunkirk is ordered (WWII)  
1941 – German Offensive in North Africa begins; Battle of Gazala begins (WWII)  
1942 - Battle of Bir Hakeim begins (WWII)
1944 – Allies take Roccasecca, San Giovanni and Artena (WWII) 
 Three German prisoners walking back through the Allied lines 
at Cassino in Italy, May 1944
1970 – Operation Menu ends (Vietnam War) (Air)

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