Friday, July 18, 2014

Today in military history: July 19, 2014

1333 – Battle of Halidon Hill (Second War of Scottish Independence)
 Edward III invades Scotland, from an edition of Froissart's Chronicles

1657 – Fourth Battle of the Dardanelles begins (Cretan War of 1645-1669) (Naval) 
1701 – Crossing of the Duna (Great Northern War) 
1702 – Battle of Klissow (Great Northern War) 
1742 - Battle of Bloody Marsh ends (War of Jenkins' Ear) 
1747 – Battle of Assietta (War of the Austrian Succession) 
1779 – Battle of Minisink begins (American Revolutionary War) 
1808 – Battle of Bailen ends (Peninsular War) 
1812 – First Battle of Sacket’s Harbor (War of 1812) (Naval) 1814 – Raid on Champlain Village ends; Americans burn St Davids (War of 1812) 
1863 – Attack on Morgan’s brigade;  Battle of Buffington Island; Skirmish at Rios de las Animas (US Civil War)
Photo from 1863 - Group of "Morgan's Men" while prisoners of war in Western Penitentiary, Pennsylvania: (l to r) Captain William E. Curry, 8th Kentucky Cavalry; Lieutenant Andrew J. Church, 8th Kentucky Cavalry; Lieutenant Leeland Hathaway, 14th Kentucky Cavalry; Lieutenant Henry D. Brown, 10th Kentucky Cavalry; Lieutenant William Hays, 20th Kentucky Cavalry. All were captured with John Hunt Morgan in Ohio.
1870 - Franco-Prussian War begins 
1877 – First Battle of Shipka Pass ends (Russo-Turkish War of 1877-1878) 
1913 – Battle of Kalimanci ends (Second Balkan War) 
1916 – Battle of Fromelles begins (WWI) 
1940 –  Battle of Cape Spada (WWII) (Naval) 
1944 – Canadians take Vaucelles, Louvigny and Fleury-sur-Orne; US takes Leghorn, Italy; Russians enter Latvia (WWII) 
1950 – Battle of Taejon begins (Korean War) 
1972 – Battle of Mirbat (Dhofar Rebellion) 
2003 - Battle of Spin Boldak (War in Afghanistan)
 July 23, 2003 - An 82nd Airborne Division paratrooper fires his M-4 equipped with a C-MAG 100-round magazine July 23, 2003 at the Kandahar Air Field weapons range.

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