Friday, August 8, 2014

Today in military history: August 9, 2014

48 BC Battle of Pharsalus (Caesar’s Civil War)
 Illumination on vellum from 2nd half of 15th century by Jean Fouquet -  
The Flight of Pompey after the Battle of Pharsalus

378 - Battle of Adrianople (Gothic War of 376-382) 
1160 - Battle of Carcano (Second Italian War of Frederick Barbarossa) 
1187 – Saladin captures Beirut (Third Crusade) 
1644 –Third Battle of Freiburg (Thirty Years’ War) 
1757 – Siege of Fort William Henry ends (French and Indian War) 
1760 – Siege of Fort Loudoun ends (French and Indian War) 
1780 – Action of 9 August 1780 (American Revolutionary War) (Naval) 
1806 – Massacre of Lauria ends (Italy) 
1812 – Battle of Maguaga (War of 1812) 
1814 – Bombardment of Stonington begins (War of 1812) (Naval) 
1822 - Battle of Dervenakia ends (Greek War of Independence) 
1849 – Battle of Temesvar (Hungarian Revolt of 1848) 
1862 – Battle of Cedar Mountain (also Slaughter’s Mountain, Cedar Run) (US Civil War) 
1864 – Bombardment of Atlanta begins (US Civil War)  
1877 – Battle of the Big Hole begins (Nez Pearce War) 
1898 – Battle of Coamo (Spanish-American War) 
1913 – Battle of Dul Madoba (Somalia) 
1921 – Battle of Annual ends (Rif War) 
 The Franco commander harangues the new soldiers in Melilla in 1921

1942 – Battle of Sealark Channel (Naval); Battle of Savo Island ends (Naval); Germans capture Maykop and Krasnodar (WWII) 
1945 – Plutonium fusion bomb dropped on Nagasaki (Air); Soviet invasion of Manchuria begins; 1945 – Battle of Mayoyao Bridge ends (WWII); Yetaishan Campaign ends (Chinese Civil War) 
1949 – Lanzhou Campaign begins; Campaign to suppress bandits in Eastern China begins (Chinese Civil War) 
1950 – Battle of Nanpeng Island (Chinese Civil War) 
1952 – First Battle of Bunker Hill begins (Korean War)
1966 – Battle of Duc Co (Vietnam War)
1967 – Operation Cochise begins (Vietnam War)
Photo from August 1967 - The view from Nui Ba Den 
with Vietnamese water storage pit shown

2008 – Battle of Kodori Valley begins (Georgian-Abkhazian conflict)

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