Friday, June 20, 2014

Today in military history: June 21, 2014

217 BC - Battle of Lake Trasimene (Second Punic War)
 Gaul soldier of the army of Hannibal, as printed in Theodore Ayrault Dodge's A History o the Art of War Among the Carthaginians and Romans Down to the Battle of Pydna, 168 B. C., with a Detailed Account of the Second Punic War (1891)
1128 - Battle of Hackespol (also Thielt) (Belgium) 
1582 – Honno-ji Incident (Japan) 
1798 – Battle of Vinegar Hill (United Irishmen Rebellion) 
1813 – Battle of Vitoria (Peninsular War) 
1863 – Battle of Upperville (US Civil War) 
1864 – Battle of Jerusalem Plan Road begins (US Civil War) 
1898 – Capture of Guam ends (Spanish-American War) (partly Naval) 
1913 – Battle of Kilkis-Lahanas ends (Second Balkan War)  
 Bulgarian soldiers from the Second Balkan War, 1913

1941 – British take Jimma, Ethiopia; Allies take Damascus, Syria (WWII) 
1942 – Germans take Tobruk; Battle of Gazala ends (WWII) 
1945 – US takes Hill 69, Okinawa (WWII) 
1969 – Assault at Tay Ninh (Vietnam War)
 Men of Troop B, 1st Battalion, 10th Cavalry Regiment, 4th Infantry Division, and their M-48 Patton tank move through the jungle in the Central Highlands of Vietnam, June 1969.

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