Thursday, June 19, 2014

Today in military history: June 20, 2014

451 – Battle of Chalons (also Maurica or Catalaunian Plains) (Hunnic Invasion of Gaul) 
1867 by Emmanuel Fremiet - Silvered bronze mount of an armoire depicting the victory of Merovingian King Merovech over the armies of Attila the Hun in 451.
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1622 - Battle of Hochst (Thirty Years’ War) 
1779 – Battle of Stono Ferry (American Revolutionary War) 
1780 – Battle of Ramsour’s Mill (American Revolutionary War) 
1783 – Battle of Cuddalore (American Revolutionary War) (Naval) 
1798 – Battle of Foulksmills (United Irishmen Rebellion) 
1802 – First Battle of Sitka (Alaska) 
1811 – Battle of Huaqui (Bolivian War of Independence) 
1812 – Sixth Coalition formed (War of the Sixth Coalition) 
1863 – Skirmishing at Fort Gibson, Indian Territory ends (US Civil War) 
1898 – Capture of Guam begins (Spanish-American War) (partly Naval) 
1940 – Lyons and Vichy taken by Germans (WWII) 
1943 – Battle of New Georgia begins (WWII) 
1944 - Battle of the Philippine Sea ends (Naval); British take Perugia, Italy; Soviets take Viipuri, Finland (WWII) 
1951 – Battle of the Punchbowl ends (Korean War)
 "With her brother on the back a war weary Korean girl trudges by a stalled M-26 tank, at Haengju, Korea. June 9,1951." by Maj R. V. Spencer, USAF. 

 A Hawker Sea Fury FB.11 fighter (s/n VR943) of No. 804 Squadron, Fleet Air Arm, is catapulted from the British light fleet aircraft carrier HMS Glory (R62), during Korean war operations circa June 1951.

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