Wednesday, May 7, 2014

Today in military history: May 8, 2014

1648 – Battle of St. Fagans (Second English Civil War)
  'Cromwell's soldiers breaking into the house of a Royalist', by J.Williamson, 1914
1781 – Battle of Pensacola ends; Battle of Fort Motte begins (American Revolutionary War) 
1846 – Battle of Palo Alto (Mexican-American War) 
1862 – Battle of McDowell, VA (Also Bull Pasture Mountain) (US Civil War) 
1864 – Battle of Spotsylvania Court House begins (US Civil War)
 A Confederate redoubt guarding Taylor's Bridge; 
captured by Union troops of Hancock's Corps May 23 1864.
1915 – Second Battle of Krithia ends; Battle of Frezenberg (WWI) 
1942 – Battle of the Coral Sea ends (Naval); Battle of the Philippines ends (WWII) 
1945 – Battle of the Atlantic ends (Naval); VE Day, Official German surrender; some German units continue fighting (WWII) 
2005 – Operation Matador begins (Iraq War)
 8 May 2005 - Al Ubaydi, Iraq - The bridge that spans the Euphrates River is under construction by the engineers in the United States Army during operation Matador.
2009 – Battle of Am Dam ends (Civil War in Chad)

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