Wednesday, June 18, 2014

Today in military history: June 19, 2014

1097 – Siege of Nicaea ends (First Crusade)
19th century illustration by Gustav Dore - After the battle of Nicea, 
 depicting the heads of Muslim warriors lying on the streets of Nicea
1306 - Battle of Methven (First War of Scottish Independence) 
1667 – Raid on the Medway begins (Second Anglo-Dutch War) (Naval) 
1781 –Siege of Ninety-Six ends (American Revolutionary War) 
1799 – Battle of Trebbia ends (French Revolutionary Wars) 
1800 – Battle of Hochstadt (War of the Second Coalition) 
1807 – Battle of Athos begins (Russo-Turkish War 1806-1812) (Naval) 
1813 – Battle of Sodus Point (War of 1812) 
1815 - Battle of Wavre ends (War of the Seventh Coalition) 
1821 - Battle of Dragashani (Greek War of Independence) 
1861 – Battle at Cole Camp (US Civil War) 
1863 - Battle of Middleburg ends (US Civil War) 
1864 – Battle of Cherbourg (US Civil War) (Naval) 
1913 – Battle of Kilkis-Lahanas begins (Second Balkan War)
1913 photo - Photograph of the Second Balkan War, in Cosînzeana, the Romanian-language Transylvanian review: officers of the Romanian Army Corps of Engineers, led by Col. Demetriade (X), who completed the pontoon bridge over the Danube, between Corabia (Romania) and Pleven Province (Bulgaria).
1919 – Battle of Wenden begins (Estonian War of Independence, Latvian War of Independence) 
1940 – Germans take Nantes, Saumur and Brest (WWII) 
1945 – US takes Ilagan, Philippines (WWII) 
1948 – Battle of Shangcai ends (Chinese Civil War) 
2007 – Battle of Chora ends (War in Afghanistan)
 Dutch army Panzerhaubitze 2000 firing on Taliban in Chora. June 16, 2007. 
This file is licensed under the Creative Commons  
Author: David Axe
2008 – Battle of Arghandab ends (War in Afghanistan)

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