Wednesday, August 20, 2014

Today in military history: August 21, 2014

Military history timeline            
1482 – Battle of Campomorto (War of Ferrara) 
1673 – Battle of Texel (also Kijkduin) (French-Dutch War) (Naval)
 19th century painting by Eugene Isabey - Battle of Texel

1680 – Pueblo Revolt ends (New Spain) 
1778 – Siege of Pondicherry begins (American Revolutionary War) 
1808 – Battle of Vimeiro (Peninsular War) 
1828 – Battle of Akhalzic (Russo-Turkish War of 1828-1829) 
1831 –  Nat Turner’s slave rebellion begins (Virginia) 
1860 – Third Battle of Taku Forts ends (Second Opium War); Battle of Piazza Duomo (Expedition of the Thousand) 
1863 – Second Battle of Chattanooga; Lawrence Massacre (also Quantrill’s Raid) (US Civil War) 
1864 – Battle of Globe Tavern ends; Second Battle of Memphis (US Civil War) 
1877 – Second Battle of Shipka Pass begins (Russo-Turkish War of 1877-1878) 
1914 – Battle of the Ardennes begins; Battle of Charleroi (WWI) 
1915 – Battle of Hill 60 begins; Battle of Sari Bair ends; Battle of Scimitar Hill (WWI)
 After the heavy fighting at Chunuk Bair. Some of the remnants 
of the Wellington Mounted ifles. moving from Anzac to Hill 60.
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1941 – Germans take Chudovo; Finns take Kexholm (WWII) 
1944 – Americans take Aix-en-Provence, France; Battle of the Falaise Pocket ends (WWII)
 August 21, 1944 -
The Drums and Pipes of the Irish Brigade playing on the grounds 
of the Sporting Club at Alexandria, Egypt.

1945 – Battle of Wudahao begins (Chinese Civil War)
1946 – Battle of Huaiyin-Huai’an begins (Chinese Civil War)

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