Friday, July 4, 2014

Today in military history: July 5, 2014

Military history timeline 
1316 – Battle of Manolada (Greece)
 A fourteenth-century miniature Greek manuscript depicting scenes from the life of Alexander the Great.  However, the scene is depicted entirely in Byzantine fashion of the late Byzantine period (1204-1453). Alexander the Great is depicted as a Byzantine Emperor (Basileus) and his troops are depicted as Byzantine-Greek soldiers of the 14th century.
1450 - Battle of Southwark (Cade’s Rebellion) 
1643 – Battle of Lansdowne (First English Civil War) 
1675 – Siege of Swansea ends (King Philip’s War) 
1742 – Invasion of Georgia begins (War of Jenkins’ Ear) 
1770 – Battle of Chesma begins (Russo-Turkish War of 1768-1774) (Naval)
  Battle of Chesma - 1848 painting by Ivan Aivazovsky

1796 – Battle of Rastatt (French Revolutionary Wars) 
1809 - Battle of Wagram begins (War of the Fifth Coalition) 
1813 – Raid on Fort Schlosser (War of 1812) 
1814 - Battle of Chippawa (War of 812) 
1833 – Battle of Cape St. Vincent (Liberal Wars) (Naval) 
1857 – Dead Rabbits Riot ends (New York City, US) 
1861 –Battle of Carthage (US Civil War) 
1862 – Louisiana Expedition begins (US Civil War) 
1863 – Battle of Lebanon, Kentucky (US Civil War) 
1915 – Battle of Gully Ravine ends (WWI) 
1943 – Battle of Kursk begins (WWII) 
1944 – US takes La Haye du Puits (WWII) 
1950 – Battle of Osan (Korean War) 
1966 – Operation Macon begins (Vietnam War)
 PFC John Henson (Columbia, South Carolina) of the 1st Battalion, 327th Infantry, 101st Airborne Division, cleans his XM16E1 rifle while on an operation 30 miles west of Kontum, Vietnam. 12 July 1966.

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