Thursday, August 21, 2014

Today in military history: August 22, 2014

1138 – Battle of the Standard (also Northallerton) (Civil War of the Anarchy) 
1415 – Battle of Ceuta (Moroccan-Portuguese conflicts) 
1485 – Battle of Bosworth Field (Wars of the Roses) 
1531 – Battle of Obertyn (Ukraine) 
1632 – Siege of Maastricht ends (Eighty Years’ War)
 Prince Frederick Henry and his staff oversees the departure of the 
Spanish army out of Maastricht on 22nd of August 1632 - 
Painting from between 1633 and 1680 in the manner of Peter Wouwerman

1642 - First English Civil War begins (England) 
1777 – Siege of Fort Stanwix ends; Battle of Staten Island; Battle of Setauket (American Revolutionary War) 
1791 - Haitian Slave Revolution begins (Haitian Revolution)
  Toussaint Louverture and General Thomas Maitland, Saint-Domingue, 1790s.
1831 – Nat Turner’s slave rebellion ends (Virginia) 
1862 – Battle of Fort Ridgely ends; First Battle of Rappahannock Station begins (US Civil War) 
1910 - Japan officially annexes Korea 
1942 – Brazil declares war on Germany and Italy (WWII) 
1944 – Operation Goodwood begins (Naval) (Air); Soviets take Jassy (WWII)  
1945 – Soviets take Port Arthur and Dairen; Japanese army in Manchuria surrenders (WWII) 
1946 – Longhai Campaign ends (Chinese Civil War) 
1966 – Operation Colorado ends (Vietnam War)
Photo August 15, 1966 - Vietnam....A Marine rifleman with Company H, 2nd Battalion, 5th Marines, Leaps across a break in a rice paddy dike during a search and destroy mission on Operation Colorado.
2011 – Fourth Battle of Brega ends (Libyan civil war)

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