Sunday, July 27, 2014

Today in military history: July 28, 2014

657 - Battle of Siffin ends (First Fitna) 
1148 – Siege of Damascus ends (Second Crusade)
 Late 15th century manuscript - Siege of Damascus during the Second Crusade, 1148; 
with the armies of King Baldwin III of Jerusalem, King Louis VII of France, 
and right, Emperor Conrad III of Germany,
1330 - Battle of Velbazhd (Bulgarian-Serbian Wars) 
1364 – Battle of Cascina (Italy) 
1424 - Battle of Zagonara (Wars in Lombardy) 
1480 – Siege of Otranto begins (Ottoman-Hungarian Wars) 
1488 - Battle of Saint-Aubin-du-Cormier (Mad War) 
1643 – Battle of Gainsborough (First English Civil War) 
1656 – Battle of Warsaw begins (Second Northern War) 
1689 – Siege of Derry ends (Williamite War in Ireland) (partly Naval)
 Example of 17th century Royal Navy ships - Anonymous, 17th century: Royal Navy (showing St. George and Red Ensign flags).
1809 – Battle of Talavera de la Reina ends (Peninsular War) 
1812 – Battle of Klyastitsy begins (French Invasion of Russia) 
1813 – Battle of Sorauren begins (Peninsular War) 
1862 – Battle of Moore’s Mills (US Civil War)  
1863 – Battle of Stony Lake (US Civil War) 
1864 – Battle of Ezra Church; Battle of Tahkahokuty Mountain (US Civil War) 
1915 – US occupation of Haiti begins (Banana Wars) 
1920 – Pancho Villa surrenders (Mexican Revolution) 
1932 – US Army evicts Bonus Marchers from Washington DC 1943 –Americans take Nicosia, Canadians take Agira, Sicily (WWII) 
1944 – Russians take Brest-Litovskand Przemysl (WWII) 
2004 – Battle of Suwariyah (Iraq War)

 Arabian Gulf (July 28, 2004) - Sailors assigned to the mine countermeasure ship USS Dextrous (MCM 13) raise the AN/SLQ-48 Mine Neutralization Vehicle from the Persian Gulf. The AN/SLQ-48 system uses a remote-controlled submersible vehicle to identify and neutralize underwater mines. Dextrous was forward deployed in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom.

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