Monday, August 11, 2014

Today in military history: August 12, 2014

1099 – Battle of Ascalon (First Crusade)
 Battle of Ascalon, glass painting in St. Denis. Knights on the left, Egyptians on the right
1121 – Battle of Didgori (Georgian-Seljuk wars) 
1164 – Battle of Harim (Crusades) 
1450 – Cherbourg surrenders (Hundred Years’ War) 
1554 – Battle of Renty (Hapsburg-Valois War) 
1597 – Siege of Namwon begins (Imjin War) 
1687 – Battle of Mohacs (Great Turkish War) 
1744 - Battle of Velletri (War of the Austrian Succession) 
1746 – Battle of Rottofreddo (War of the Austrian Succession) 
1759 – Battle of Kunersdorf (Seven Years’ War)
 Drawing from 1804 - Frederick of Prussia in the Battle of Kunersdorf

1779 - Penobscot Expedition ends (American Revolutionary War) (Naval) 
1806 – Battle of Misar begins (First Serbian uprising) 
1814 – Bombardment of Stonington ends (War of 1812) (Naval) 
1831 – Ten Days’ Campaign ends (post Belgian Revolution) 
1861 – Ambush near Fort Davis, Texas (US Civil War) 
1862 – Capture of Gallatin by Morgan (US Civil War) 
1914 - Battle of Haelen (WWI) 
1918 – Battle of Amiens (also Third Battle of Picardy) ends (WWI) 
1920 – Battle of Warsaw begins (Polish-Soviet War) 
1943 – Soviets take Chuguyev; Belgorod-Khar’kov Offensive begins (WWII) 
1944 – Americans take Alencon; Allies take Florence, Italy (WWII) 
1961 – Berlin border officially closed (Cold War) 
1969 – Battle of the Bogside begins (Troubles in Ireland); Battle of Binh Long Province begins (Vietnam War) 
1998 – Battle of Glodjane ends (Kosovo War) 
2008 – Battle of Kodori Valley ends (Georgian-Abkhazian conflict) 
2009 – Battle of Dahaneh begins (War in Afghanistan)
A French marine with Task Force Korrigan points out the location of guerrilla after taking small arms and rocket propelled grenade fire at Combat Outpost Belda in the Shpee valley of Kapisa province, Afghanistan, 7th of August. Three Afghan National Army companies, supported by 500 French marines serving with "International Security Assistance Forces", and "Coalition" force elements, conducted a large operation intended to deny the enemy safe haven and contribute to election security in Shpee, 6 to 8th of August 2009.

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