Sunday, June 8, 2014

Today in military history: June 9, 2014

721 - Battle of Toulouse (Islamic Invasion of Gaul)
 Tiled roofs of the Mosque-Cathedral of Córdoba - 
8th century Islamic architecture of Al-Andalus — in Cordoba, Andalusia, Spain.
This fortified structure dates from the period of the Islamic 
leader of the Andalus forces that fought at Toulouse.

1075 - Battle of Langensalza (Saxon Rebellion) 
1358 - Battle of Mello (Jacquerie) 
1632 – Siege of Maastricht begins (Eighty Years’ War) 
1772 – British vessel Gaspee burned (American Revolutionary War)
 1883 - Burning of the Gaspee Schooner, by W. W. May
1798 – Battle of Arklow (United Irishman Rebellion) 
1800 – Battle of Montebello (French Revolutionary Wars) 
1862 – Battle of Port Republic (US Civil War) 
1863 – Battle of Brandy Station (US Civil War) 
1864 – First Battle of Petersburg; Battle of Marietta begins (US Civil War) 
1940 – Germans take Rouen (WWII) 
1942 – German destruction of Lidice, Czechoslavakia (WWII)
 June 1942 - Lidice after the destruction by Nazis in 1942

1944 – Allies take Trevieres, France; US takes Tarquinia, Viterbo and Vetrella, Italy (WWII) 
1965 – Battle of Dong Xoai begins (Vietnam War)

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