Monday, June 30, 2014

Today in military history: July 1, 2014

Military history timeline
1097 – Battle of Dorylaeum (First Crusade)
 15th century manuscript - Battle of Dorylaeum

1147 - Siege of Lisbon begins (Second Crusade)
1520 - La Noche Triste ends (Spanish Conquest of the Aztec Empire)
1656 - Siege of Warsaw ends (Great Northern War)
1690 – Battle of Fleurus (Nine Years’ War)
1782 – Raid on Lunenburg (American Revolutionary War) (Naval)
1862 - Battle of Tampa ends; Battle of Malvern Hill (US Civil War)
1863 – Battle of Gettysburg begins (US Civil War)
1864 – Battle of Als ends (Second Schleswig War)
1898 – Battle of El Caney; Battle of San Juan Hill (Spanish-American War) 
1916 – Battle of the Somme begins (WWI)
1917 – Battle of Zborov begins (Kerensky Offensive)
 July 1917 - The 7th company in the trenches of Zborov
1941 – Germans take Riga (WWII)
1942 – First Battle of El Alamein begins (WWII)
1943 – Allies capture Viru, New Guinea (WWII)
1944 – Allies take Cecina and Pomerance, Italy (WWII)
1945 – Battle of Balikpapan begins (WWII)
1947 – Summer Offensive of 1947 in Northeast China ends (Chinese Civil War)
1950 – First infantry unit arrives in Korea (Korean War)
1965 – First major US offensive in Vietnam ends (Vietnam War)
1967 - War of Attrition begins (Arab-Israeli conflict)
1970 – Battle of Fire Support Base Ripcord begins (Vietnam War)
 July 1970 - U.S. Air Force UH-1P Huey helicopters from the 20th Special Operations Squadron Green Hornets on alert at Ban Don, South Vietnam, in July 1970. From locations along the borders with Cambodia and Laos, the U.S. Air Force helicopters covertly inserted reconnaissance teams, which included local peoples like the Hmong, along the Ho Chi Minh Trail.

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