Thursday, July 17, 2014

Today in military history: July 18, 2014

390 or 387 BC - Battle of the Allia (Roman-Gallic Wars) 
1195 - Battle of Alarcos (Reconquista)
 Eastern facade of the Castle Alarcos - 
left unfinished in 1195 possibly because of the battle there
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Photo author: Raimundo Pastor

1545 – Battle of the Solent (Italian War of 1542-1546) (Naval) 
1711 – Battle of Stanilesti begins (Great Northern War) 
1742 - Battle of Bloody Marsh begins; Battle of Gully Hole Creek (War of Jenkins' Ear) 
1744 – Battle of Casteldelfino (War of the Austrian Succession) 
1806 – Siege of Gaeta ends (War of the Third Coalition) 
1814 – Raid on Champlain Village begins (War of 1812) 
1861 – Battle at Blackburn’s Ford (US Civil War) 
1864 – Battle of Cool Spring ends (also Castleman’s Ferry, Island Ford, Parker’s Ford, Snicker’s Ferry) (US Civil War) 
1863 – Second Battle of Fort Wagner (US Civil War)

Photo from 1863 - 100 pounder Parrott rifles at Union Battery Rosecrans are trained upon Battery Wagner. (Note this battle was depicted at the end of the movie Glory.)
1867 – Battle of Fandane-Thiouthioune (also Somb) (Senegal) 
1898 – Third Battle of Manzanillo (Spanish-American War) (Naval) 
1907 - French troops attack Casablanca (French colonization of Morocco)
1912 – Italian raid on the Turkish fleet (Italo-Turkish War) 
1913 – Battle of Kalimanci begins (Second Balkan War) 
1915 – Second Battle of the Isonzo begins (WWI) 
1918 – Battle of Soissons begins; Battle of Chateau-Thierry (WWI) 
1943 – Americans take Caltanisetta, Canadians take Valguarnerna, Sicily (WWII)  
1944 – Allies take Pontedera, Italy (WWII) 
1945 – US and British carrier task force withdraws from Japan home islands due to typhoon (WWII) (Naval) 
1948 – Yanzhou Campaign ends (Chinese Civil War) 
1953 – Dongshan Island campaign ends (Chinese Civil War) 
1969 – Football War ends (also Guerra del ’69)
 Mustang 9281 operated by 403 City of Calgary Squadron RCAF. This photo was taken February 15, 1956 at RCAF Station Calgary, Alberta with Lynn Garrison in cockpit. 9281 was sold by Canadian government to James De Furia of New York and subsequently flew with the El Salvadorian Air Force during the 1969 Football War. Collector Jerry Janes brought 9281 back to Canada where it was restored and named "Cottonmouth."
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Author: Corsair133693

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