Monday, May 5, 2014

Today in military history: May 6, 2014

1527 – Sack of Rome (War of the League of Cognac)
 Charles V at the Sack of Rome

1537 – Siege of Cuzco begins (Spanish conquest of Peru) 
1592 – Battle of Okpo begins (Imjin War) (Naval) 
1622 – Battle of Wimpfen (Thirty Years’ War) 
1646 – Newark taken (English Civil War) 
1757 – Battle of Prague (Seven Years’ War)
 18th century painting by Johann Christoph Frisch -
The Death of Field Marshal von Schwerin at the Battle of Prague, 6th May 1757

1780 - Battle of Leund’s Ferry (American Revolutionary War) 
1782 – British Nassau surrenders to Spain (American Revolutionary War) 
1813 – Raid at Georgetown and Fredericktown, MD (War of 1812) 
1814 – Battle of Fort Oswego ends (War of 1812) 
1827 - Battle of Phaleron (Greek War of Independence) 
1861 – State of war between North and South made official (US Civil War) 
1864 – Battle of the Wilderness ends; Battle of Port Walthall Junction begins (US Civil War) 
1915 – Second Battle of Krithia begins (WWI) 
1941 – Operation Tiger begins; (WWII) (Naval) 
1942 – Surrender at Corregidor (WWII) 
1945 – US forces take Pilsen (WWII)
 Brigadier General John L. Pierce, welcoming General George S. Patton at the Pilsen airport, May 1945.

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