Saturday, July 5, 2014

Today in military history: July 6, 2014

371 BC - Battle of Leuctra (Greece)
 A spartan woman giving a shield to her son - 
Painting by Jean-Jacques-Francois le Barbier

1044 – Battle of Menfo (Hungary) 
1322- Battle of the Bassignana (Italy) 
1495 - Battle of Fornovo (First Italian War) 
1641 - Battle of  La Marfee (Thirty Years’ War) 
1685 - Battle of Sedgemoor (Monmouth Rebellion) 
1758 – Battle of Carillon begins (French and Indian War) 
1759 – Battle of Fort Niagara begins (French and Indian War) 
1777 – Siege of Fort Ticonderoga ends (American Revolutionary War) 
1779 – Battle of Grenada (American Revolutionary War) (Naval) 
1781 – Battle of Green Spring (American Revolutionary War) 
1782 – Battle of Negapatam (American Revolutionary War) (Naval) 
1801 - First Battle of Algeciras (French Revolutionary Wars) (Naval) 
1809 - Battle of Wagram ends (War of the Fifth Coalition) 
1812 – Battle of Lyngor (Napoleonic Wars) (Naval) 
1847 – Battle of Las Vegas (Mexican-American War) 
1861 – Skirmish at Buckhannon (US Civil War) 
1862 – Battle of Grand Prairie (US Civil War) 
1863 – Battle of Williamsport begins (US Civil War) 
1937 - Battle of Brunete begins (Spanish Civil War) 
1941 – Rumanians take Chernovtsy; First Battle of Smolensk begins (WWII) 
1943 – Battle of Kula Gulf (WWII) (Naval) 
1944 – Polish take Osemo, Italy; Russians take Kovel and Svir; Americans take Namber airstrip New Guinea (WWII)
 Morotai - 1944. 31st Infantry Division - Photo taken by author's father.
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Author: duggar11

Two Japanese soldiers who were captured by the Allies 
during fighting on the north coast of New Guinea during 1944
1947 – Campaign to the North of Baoding ends (Chinese Civil War) 
1953 – Battle of Pork Chop Hill begins (Korean War) 
1964 – Battle of Nam Dong (Vietnam War) 
1967 – Nigerian Civil War begins (also Biafran War)

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