Sunday, August 3, 2014

Today in military history: August 3, 2014

9 – Breci surrender to the Romans (Great Illyrian Revolt)
 Example of possibly 1st century Roman soldiers -
One version of the story of Tarpeia: Tarpeia is murdered by Sabine soldiers after having refused to betray Rome. Pentelic marble, fragment from the frieze of the Basilica Aemilia, 1st century BC–1st century AD.
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Photo Author: Marie-Lan Nguyen (2009) 

1347 – Siege of Calais ends (Hundred Years’ War) 
1460 – Capture of Roxburgh (Anglo-Scottish Border Wars) 
1530 – Battle of Gavinana (War of the League of Cognac) 
1601 - Battle of Guruslau (Long War) 
1644 – First Battle of Freiburg (Thirty Years’ War) 
1645 – Battle of Nordingen (also Allersheim) (Thirty Years’ War); Battle of Tabocas (Dutch-Portuguese War) 
1692 – Battle of Steenkerque (Nine Years’ War) 
1704 - Capture of Gibraltar ends (War of the Spanish Succession) (partly Naval) 
1757 – Siege of Fort William Henry begins (French and Indian War) 
1758 –Battle of Negapatam (Seven Years’ War) (Naval) 
1796 - Battle of Lonato begins (French Revolutionary War)
 19th century painting - General Bonaparte at the Battle of Lonato

 19th century drawing by Eugene Courboin -
Bonaparte compels Austrians to surrender at Lonato

1798 – Battle of the Nile (also Aboukir Bay) ends (French Revolutionary Wars) (Naval) 
1804 – Battle of Tripoli Harbor (Barbary Wars) 
1862 – Battle of Chariton Bridge (US Civil War) 
1915 – Second Battle of the Isonzo ends (WWI) 
1916 – Battle of Romani begins (WWI) 
1940 – Italy invades British Somaliland (WWII) 
1944 – Allies take Mortain; Chinese take Myitkyina, Burma (WWII) 
1950 – Air raid at Inchon (Air); South Korea retakes Yongdok (Korean War) 
1966 – Operation Hastings ends; Operation Prairie begins (Vietnam War)
 U.S. Army Bell UH-1D helicopters airlift members of the 2nd Battalion, 14th Infantry Regiment from the Filhol Rubber Plantation area to a new staging area, during Operation "Wahiawa", a search and destroy mission conducted by the 25th Infantry Division, northeast of Cu Chi, South Vietnam, May 16, 1966.

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