Thursday, June 12, 2014

Today in military history: June 12, 2014

1420 – Battle of Vitkov Hill begins (Hussite Wars)
 Jan Zizka and Wenceslas Korando look to Vítkův Prague in 1420

1429 – Battle of Jargeau ends (Hundred Years’ War) 
1648 - Siege of Colchester begins (Second English Civil War) 
1653 – Battle of the Gabbard begins (First Anglo-Dutch War) 
1775 – Battle of Machias (also Margaretta) ends (American Revolutionary War) (Naval)
 Example of Continental Navy ships: 1974 painting by W. Nowland Van Powell. Lieutenant John Paul Jones raising the "Grand Union" flag as Alfred was placed in commission at Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, 3 December 1775.

1782 - Crawford expedition ends (American Revolutionary War) 
1862 – J.E.B. Stuart begins reconnaissance around Army of Potomac (US Civil War) 
1864 –Battle of Cold Harbor ends; Battle of Trevilian Station ends (US Civil War) 
1940 – Germans take Chalons-sur-Marne and St Valery (WWII) 
1943 – Allies take Lampedusa (WII) 
1944 – Allies take Caumont (WWII) 
1982 – Battle of Mount Harriet ends; Battle of Two Sisters ends; Battle of Mount Longdon ends (Falklands War) 
1999 – NATO troops enter Kosovo
12 June 1999 - Warrior armoured personnel carriers of the Irish Guards, 
are cheered on as they pass refugees from Brazda camp on the 
Macedonian Kosovar border as they advance towards Pristina.
This file is licensed under the Open Government Licence v1.0 
Attribution: Photo: CAPT Jim Gallagher/MOD

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