Sunday, June 15, 2014

Today in military history: June 16, 2014

1269 – Battle of Colle Val d’Elsa (Conflict between the Guelphs and Ghibellines)
 Guelph and Ghibelline families of Asti. Painted by Ottavio Baussano.

1282 - Battle of Llandeilo Fawr (Welsh Rebellion of 1282) 
1426 - Battle of Aussig (Hussite Wars) 
1429 – Battle of Beaugency begins (Hundred Years’ War) 
1487 - Battle of Stoke Field (Wars of the Roses) 
1746 – Battle of Piacenza (War of the Austrian Succession)
 18th century illustration - French soldier of the 1 st regiment of line (Picardie) from 1750

1775 – Battle of Fort Beausejour ends (French and Indian War) 
1779 – Spain declares war on Britain beginning the attempted Invasion of Britain (Naval); Capture of Saint Vincent begins (American Revolutionary War ) (Naval) 
1815 – Battle of Ligny; Battle of Quatre Bras (Napoleon’s Hundred Days) 
1847 – Second Battle of Tabasco ends (also Villahermosa) (Mexican-American War) (partly Naval) 
1855 – Siege of Kars begins (Crimean War) 
1862 – Battle of Secessionville (US Civil War)  
1940 – Germans take Dijon (WWII) 
1943 – Battle of the Sutjeska ends (WWII) 
1944 – Battle of the Philippine Sea begins (Naval); US takes St Saveur; British take Spoleto and Spoligno, US takes Grosseto. Italy  (WWII) 
1945 – US takes Mount Yuza, Okinawa (WWII)
 LST-504 beached at Chim Wan, Okinawa, 8 June 1945 
while being unloaded by Navy Seabees.
1953 – Uprising in East Germany begins (Cold War) 
1970 – Kompong Speu retaken (Vietnam War)

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