Wednesday, July 9, 2014

Today in military history: July 10, 2014

48 BC – Battle of Dyrrhachium (Caesar’s Civil War)
 Cesar and Pompei - 1414 fresco by Taddeo Di Bartolo

1460 – Battle of Northampton (Wars of the Roses) 
1645 – Battle of Langport (First English Civil War) 
1690 – Battle of Beachy Head (Nine Years’ War) (Naval)
 "Battle of Beachy Head" - 17th century drawing

1861 – Confederates and Creek Indians conclude a treaty; Battle of Monroe Station (US Civil War) 
1898 – France takes Fashoda (Eastern Africa) 
1940 – Battle of Britain begins (WWII) (Air) 
1943 – Allies take Syracuse, Gela, Licata, and Vittoria, Sicily (WWII) 
1944 – Allies take Slonim (WWII) 
1945 – US and British carrier forces begin operation against Japan home islands (Naval); Tokyo attacked by over 1,000 planes (WWII) (Air) 
1950 – Battle of Chonui (Korean War) 
1953 – Battle of Pork Chop Hill ends (Korean War) 
1965 – Raid on Yen Sen (Vietnam War) (Air) 
1967 – Battle of An Loc; Battle of Kontum (Vietnam War)
 O-2A of the 20th TASS taxiing for takeoff, Hue Citadel Air Field, July 1967
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