Wednesday, June 4, 2014

Today in military history: June 5, 2014

1284 – Battle of the Gulf of Naples (War of the Sicilian Vespers) (Naval) 
1288 – Battle of Worringen (War of the Limburg Succession)
 Battle of Worringen, 1288 - 1893 painting by Peter Jannsen

1595 – Battle of Fontaine-Francaise (French Wars of Religion) 
1798 – Battle of New Ross (United Irishmen Rebellion) 
1827 – Acropolis taken (Greek War of Independence) 
1857 – Siege of Cawnpore begins (Indian Rebellion of 1857)
Aftermath of the Siege of Cawnpore. Soldiers of the 1st Madras Fusiliers seated amongst the remains of the British entrenchment de fences to barracks at Cawnpore which General Sir Hugh Massy Wheeler surrendered in June 1857.
1862 – Battle of Tranter’s Creek; Evacuation of Fort Pillow ends (US Civil War)  
1863 – Battle of Franklin’s Crossing (US Civil War) 
1864 – Battle of Piedmont (US Civil War) 
1944 – Allies take Rome (WWII) 
1967 – Six Day War begins (Arab-Israeli conflict)
Scene from Six Day War
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Author: יחזקאל (חזי) רחמים

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