Sunday, August 24, 2014

Today in military history: August 25, 2014

1499 – Battle of Zonchio (also Sapienza) (Ottoman-Venetian War of 1499-1503) (Naval) 
1580 - Battle of Alcantara (War of the Portuguese Succession) 
1651 – Battle of Wigan Lane (Third English Civil War) 
1758 – Battle of Zorndorf (Seven Years’ War)
 Battle between Prussian infantry and Russian Cossacks at Zorndorf 1758 - 
1862 painting oil on canvas by Emil Hunten

1782 – Battle of Trincomalee begins (American Revolutionary War) (Naval) 
1814 – (Night of 24-25) British burn the Capitol including the small library of Congress in the building (War of 1812) 
1862 – Jackson’s raid on Manassas Station begins; First Battle of Rappahannock Station ends (US Civil War)
1862 photo - Fugitive African Americans fording the Rappahannock, 
fleeing from Jackson's army.

1864 – Second Battle of Ream’s Station (US Civil War) 
1904 – Battle of Liaoyang begins (Russo-Japanese War) 
1914 – Battle of Lorraine ends (WWI) 
1920 – Battle of Warsaw ends (Polish-Soviet War) 
1941 – Britain and the Soviet Union invade Iran to protect its oil (WWII)
 Soviet troops are crossing the border with Iran. Monday, August 25, 1941.

Photo from August 25, 1941 - The Iranian warship Babr (Tiger) after being shelled by the British Navy during surprise attack on Iran, August 1941.
1942 – Battle of the Eastern Solomons ends (Naval); Battle of Milne Bay begins (WWII) 
1943 – Soviets take Zenkov and Akhtyrka (WWII) 
1944 – Rumania declares war on Germany; Battle of Paris ends; Canadians take Elbeuf, Americans take Avignon, France; Russians take Tartu, Estonia (WWII) 
1945 – Pingyu Campaign ends (Chinese Civil War) 
1946 – Battle of Rugao-Huangqiao begins (Chinese Civil War) 
1991 – Battle of Vukovar begins (Croatian War of Independence)

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