Wednesday, July 23, 2014

Today in military history: July 24, 2014

1132 - Battle of Nocera (Italy) 
1261 – Recapture of Constantinople begins (Byzantine Empire) 
1411 – Battle of Harlaw (Scotland)
 Example of knights of the period -
Poltalloch Stones; grave slabs from the Poltalloch Estate 
dating from the late 14th and 15th centuries. 
Kilmartin Glen, Argyll and Bute, Scotland.
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1505 – Capture of Kilwa (Voyage of the 7th Portuguese India Armada) (partly Naval)
1702 – Revolt of the Protestants begins (France)

Interview between Jean Cavalier, chief Camisard, and
 Claude Louis Hector de Villars, Marshall of France, Nimes, May 16, 1704.  
(Regarding the Protestant Revolt)   
1712 – Battle of Denain (War of the Spanish Succession)
 Battle of Denain (with focus apparently on Claude Louis Hector de Villars) 
- 19th century painting by Raymond Monvoisin

1779 - Penobscot Expedition begins (American revolutionary War) (Naval) 
1860 - Battle of Milazzo ends (Expedition of the Thousand) 
1862 – Battle of Trinity (US Civil War) 
1863 – Second Battle of Kernstown; Battle of Big Mound (US Civil War) 
1864 – Battle of Kernstown (US Civil War) 
1915 – Battle of Nasiriyeh ends (WWI) 
1943 – Raids on Hamburg begin (Air); Americans take Cefalu, Sicily (WWII) 
1944 – Battle of Tinian begins; First use of napalm during Pacific War fighting; Soviets take Lublin and area of Majdanek Concentration Camp (WWII) 
1945 – US and British carrier forces resume attacks on Japan (WWII) (Naval) 
1953 – Attack on Boulder City begins (Korean War)

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