Friday, June 13, 2014

Today in military history: June 14, 2014

1300 - Battle of Ponza (War of the Sicilian Vespers) (Naval) 
1645 – Battle of Naseby (First English Civil War)
 1851 painting by Charles Landseer - Cromwell in the Battle of Naseby in 1645
1673 – Second Battle of Schooneveld (Franco-Dutch War) (Naval) 
1800 – Battle of Marengo (War of the Second Coalition) 
1807 – Battle of Friedland (War of the Fourth Coalition) 
1808 – First Battle of El Bruc (Peninsular War) 
1846 – Mexican and US rebels proclaim California Republic 1861 – Rockville Expedition begins (US Civil War) 
1863 – Assault on Port Hudson (US Civil War) 
1904 – Battle of Te-li-ssu begins (Russo-Japanese War) 
1917 – Battle of Messines ends (WWI)
 Wounded soldiers from the Australian 49th Battalion 
during the Battle of Messines, 7 June 1917
1940 – Germans take Paris (WWII) 
1945 – US takes Mount Yagu, Okinawa; Battle of Bessang Pass (WWII) 
1952 – Operation Counter ends (Korean War) 
1982 – Battle of Wireless Ridge begins; Battle of Mount Tumbledown ends (Falklands War) 
2006 – Operation Together Forward begins (Iraq War)
 14 June 2006 - Marines and sailors lay their hands on the service rifle, Kevlar helmets, combat boots and dog tag markers representing two Marines and one sailor who lost their lives while conducting security operations in a village near the Iraq-Syria border.

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