Friday, June 6, 2014

Today in military history: June 7, 2014

1424 - Battle of Malesov (Hussite Wars)
 Massacre of Hussites (from the Bonee chronicle, 1545)
1672 - Battle of Solebay (Third Anglo-Dutch War) (Naval) 
1673 – First Battle of Schooneveld (Franco-Dutch War) (Naval) 
1780 – Battle of Connecticut Farms (American Revolutionary War)  
1783 – Siege of Cuddalore begins (Second Anglo-Mysore War) 
1798 – Battle of Antrim (United Irishmen Rebellion) 
1799 – First Battle of Zurich ends (War of the Second Coalition) 
1862 – First Battle of Chattanooga begins (US Civil War) 
1863 – Battle of Milliken’s Bend (US Civil War) 
1866 – Pigeon Hill taken (Fenian Raids) 
1880 – Battle of Arica (War of the Pacific) 
1915 – Attempt to force the Narrows (WWI) (Naval) 
1917 – Battle of Messines begins (WWI) 
1940 – Germans take Montdidier, Noyon and Forges-les-Eaux (WWII) 
1942 – Battle of Midway ends (Naval); Japanese take Attu (WWII) 
1944 – US takes Bracciano and Civitavecchia, Italy; US takes Mokmer Airfield, New Guinea (WWII)  
1945 – US takes Bambang, Philippines (WWII); Battle of West Hunan ends (Second Sino-Japanese War)
 Allied Campaign in North West Europe - Royal Welsh Fusiliers cleaning their rifles and making final preparations for the protection of their slit trench, in the attack on Evrecy, South West of Caen , France.

 Three squadrons (82nd, 83rd and 84th) of P-51Ds of the 78th FG at 
Duxford airdrome, England, 7th June 1945
1971 – Battle of Long Khanh ends (Vietnam War) 
1981 – Israel bombs nuclear power plant in Iraq (Air) 
2011 – Battle of Sana’a ends (2011 Yemeni uprising)

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