Friday, July 11, 2014

Today in military history: July 12, 2014

1109 – Siege of Tripoli ends (post First Crusade) 
1191 – Siege of Acre ends (Third Crusade)
 Illuminated manuscript from between 1425-1449 showing Richard I of England 
authorizing Guy of Lusignan to take Cyprus during the Third Crusade
1416 - Battle of Sant'Egidio (Italy) 
1780 – Battle of Williamson’s Plantation (American Revolutionary War) 
1784 – Second Bombardment of Algiers (Spanish-Barbary Conflicts of 1694-1784) (Naval) 
1801 – Second Battle of Algeciras begins (French Revolutionary Wars) (Naval) 
1812 – Invasion of Upper Canada begins (War of 1812) 
1813 – Raid on Ocracoke (War of 1812) (Naval) 
1814 – Battle between USS Syren and HMS Medway (War of 1812) (Naval) 
1861 – Confederates conclude treaties with Choctaw and Chickasaw Indians; Battle of Beverley (US Civil War) 
1862 – Confederates take Lebanon, Kentucky (US Civil War) 
1864 – Battle of Fort Stevens ends; Confederates withdraw from Washington area (US Civil War) 
1877 – Battle of the Clearwater ends (Nez Perce War)
 Nez Perce Warriors, War of 1877 -- Him-mim-mox-mox or Yellow Wolf - Yellow Wolf, full-length portrait, facing slightly right, holding rifle and tomahawk - Photo from 1877
1915 – Attack on Ache Baba (WWI) 
1941 –Moscow bombed for the first time in the war (WWII) 
1943 – Battle of Kolombangara begins (Naval); Allies take Lentini, Sicily (WWII)  
1944 – US takes Lajatico, Italy; Russians take Idritsa (WWII) 
1945 – Australians take Maradi, Borneo (WWII) 
1946 - Campaign along the Southern Section of the Datong-Puzhou Railway (Chinese Civil War) 
1993 – Attack on Aidid compound (Somali Civil War)
 18 December 1993 - The German Army prepares for a well dedication ceremony; their 2nd Contingent dug the well during UNOSOM II. German Defense Minister Voelker Ruehe was on hand to dedicate the well.
2006 – Hezbollah cross-border raid; Battle of Ayta ash-Sha’b begins (2006 Lebanon War)

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