Friday, August 1, 2014

Today in military history: August 1, 2014

30 BC – Battle of Alexandria ends (Antony’s civil war) 
1209 – Siege of Carcassonne begins (Albigensian Crusade)
 14th century - Massacre of the Albigensians

1704 - Capture of Gibraltar begins (War of the Spanish Succession) (partly Naval) 
1770 - Battle of Kagul (Russo-Turkish War of 1768-1774) 
1780 – Battle of Rocky Mount (American Revolution) 
1798 – Battle of the Nile (also Aboukir Bay) begins (French Revolutionary Wars) (Naval) 
1812 – Battle of Klyastitsy ends (French Invasion of Russia) 
1813 – Occupation of York ends (War of 1812); Battle of Sorauren ends (Peninsular War) 
1832 – Battle of Bad Axe begins (Black Hawk War)
Massika, a Sauk Indian, left, and Wakusasse, right, a Fox Indian - Aquatint made at Saint Louis, Missouri in March or April 1833 when Massika pleaded for the release of Chief Blackhawk after the Black Hawk War - by Karl Bodmer
1862 - Battle of Newark (US Civil War) 
1863 – Battles of Brandy Station and Kelly’s Ford (US Civil War) 
1864 – Battle of Folck’s Mill (US Civil War) 
1903 – Battle of Meckin Kamen begins (Ilinden-Preobraženie uprising) 
1915 – US occupation of Haiti ends (Banana Wars) 
1942 – Germans take Salsk (WWII) 
1944 – Belorussians take Kaunus; Warsaw Uprising begins; Battle of Tinian ends (WWII) 
 A soldier fires a PIAT near St Martin-des-Besaces, Normandy, 1 August 1944
2006 – Operation Sharp and Smooth begins (2006 Lebanon War)

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