Saturday, August 9, 2014

Today in military history: August 10, 2014

955 – Battle of Lechfeld (Hungarian invasions of Europe)
 19th century oil painting by Michael Echter -
Extract from the painting "Die Ungarnschlacht auf dem Lechfeld 955" (The Battle of the Lech Hungary 955). The original is in the Maximilianeum Foundation in Munich.
1135 – Battle of Konungahella (Sweden) 
1316 – Second Battle of Athenry (Bruce Campaign in Ireland) 
1332 – Battle of Dupplin Moor begins (Second War of Scottish Independence) 
1405 - Battle of Haverfordwest (Welsh Revolt) 
1487 - Battle of Calliano (War of Rovereto)
 Armor of the condottiero Roberto da Sanseverino, 
captured after his death at the battle of Calliano, 1487. Kunsthistorisches Museum
This file is licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 Unported license.
Photograph by Sandstein 
1557 – Battle of St. Quentin (Italian War of 1551-1559) 
1653 – Battle of Scheveningen (also Texel, Ter Heijde) (First Anglo-Dutch War) (Naval) 
1680 – Pueblo Revolt begins (New Spain) 
1741 – Battle of Colachel (Travancore-Dutch War) 
1794 – Siege of Calvi ends (French Revolutionary Wars) 
1808 – Battle of Kauhajoki (Finnish War) 
1813 – Battle of St. Michaels (War of 1812) 
1861 – Battle of Wilson’s Creek (US Civil War) 
1862 – Battle of Neuces River (US Civil War) 
1864 – CSS Tallahassee takes seven prizes (Naval); Wheeler’s raid begins (US Civil War) 
1869 - Battle of Caraguatay (War of the Triple Alliance) 
1877 – Battle of the Big Hole ends (Nez Pearce War) 
1904 – Battle of the Yellow Sea (Russo-Japanese War) (Naval) 
1914 – Battle of Mulhausen ends (WWI) 
1915 - Battle of Lone Pine (also Kanli Sirt) ends (WWI) 
1943 – Soviets take Khotinets (WWII) 
1944 – Second Battle of Guam ends (partly Naval); Allies take Vimont and Nantes (WWII) 
1945 – Japan accepts Potsdam Declaration as long as Emperor may retain his power (WWII) 
 Pre-World War 2 photograph of Japanese Emperor Hirohito inspecting an array of acoustic aircraft locators. Their precise location is unknown. Prior to the development of radar in World War 2, military air defence forces used these devices to locate approaching enemy aircraft by listening for the sound of their engines.
1946 – Longhai Campaign begins (Chinese Civil War) 
1966 – Battle in Quang Tin Province (Vietnam War)

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