Monday, June 9, 2014

Today in military history: June 10, 2014

1179 - Battle of Marj Ayyun (Lebanon) 
1328 - Battle of Fucecchio (Italy)
 14th century fresco from South Tyrol, Italy -
Soldiers gambling about the clothes of Christ 
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1329 – Battle of Pelekanon begins (Byzantine-Ottoman Wars) 
1619 – Battle of Sablat (also Zablati) (Thirty Years’ War) 
1647 – Battle of Puerto de Cavite (Eighty Years’ War) (Naval) 
1719 – Battle of Glen Shiel (War of the Quadruple Alliance) 
1797 – US treaty with Barbary Pirates (Attacks of the Barbary Pirates)  
1807 - Battle of Heilsberg (War of the Fourth Coalition) 
1814 – Battle of St Jerome Creek ends (War of 1812) (Naval) 
1848 - Third Battle of Vicenza (First Italian War of Independence) 
1861 – Battle of Big Bethel (US Civil War) 
1862 – Skirmish at James Island (US Civil War) 
1864 – Battle of Brice’s Crossroads (also Guntown or Tishomingo Creek); Raid at Lexington (US Civil War) 
1871 – Battle of Ganghwa begins (Korean Expedition) (partly Naval) 
1898 – Battle of Guantanamo Bay ends (Spanish-American War) (partly Naval) 
1916 – Battle of Asiago ends (WWI) 
1940 – Italy declares war on Britain and France; Norwegian campaign ends (WWII) 
1941 – British Indian force takes Assab, East Africa (WWII) 
1944 – Pescara and Chieti, Italy taken by Allies (WWII) 
1945 – Battle of North Borneo begins (WWII) 
1967 – Six Day War ends (Arab-Israeli conflict) 
1999 – Battle of Kosare ends (Kosovo War) 
2007 – Battle of Gaza begins (Fatah-Hamas conflict) 
2008 – Djiboutian-Eritrean border conflict begins
 Members of the 24th Marine Expeditionary Unit rest 
when and where they can on Arti Beach, Djibouti April 2, 2008.

U.S. Air Force Tech. Sgt. James Floyd, Airman 1st Class Nicholas Greer and Senior Airman Martin Smith, all loadmasters, watch a smoke grenades from the back ramp of an aircraft during a mission off the coast of Djibouti, June 3, 2008. The trio is assigned to the 71st Search and Rescue Squadron, which is deployed to Combined Joint Task Force - Horn of Africa out of Camp Lemonier, Djibouti.

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