Monday, September 29, 2014

Today in military history: Unknown day in September


490 BC – (possibly August) Battle of Marathon (Greco-Persian Wars) (partly Naval) 
806 – Battle of Heraclea (Byzantine-Muslim Wars) 
830 – Capture of Palermo begins (Muslim conquest of Sicily) 
831 – Capture of Palermo ends (Muslim conquest of Sicily) 
891 - Battle of Leuven (Belgium) 
1101 – Second Battle of Heraclea (Crusades) 
1147 – Battle of Constantinople (Second Crusade) 
1259 – Battle of Pelagonia (Byzantine-Latin Wars) 
1304 - Action at Earnside (Wars of Scottish Independence) 
1377 – French Naval Raids on England end (England) (Naval) 
1632 – Siege of Nuremberg ends (Thirty Years’ War) 
1718 – Battle of the Salween River (Tibet) 
1915 – Russian Retreat ends (WWI) 
1919 – Polar Bear Expedition begins (Russian Civil War) 
1949 – Fujian Campaign ends (Chinese Civil War) 
1950 – Northern Guangdong Campaign begins (Chinese Civil War) 
1951 –Western Guangxi Campaign ends (Chinese Civil War)

Today in military history: September 30, 2014


1294 – Welsh Revolt against Edward I begins (Wales/England) 
1342 – Battle of Morlaix (Breton War of Succession) 
1509 – Siege of Padua ends (War of the League of Cambrai) 
1639 – Action of 30 September 1639 (Dutch-Portuguese War) (Naval) 
1655 – Battle of Nowy Dwor begins (Second Northern War) 
1707 - Siege of Gaeta ends (War of the Spanish Succession) 
1744 – Battle of Madonna dell’Olmo (War of the Austrian Succession) 
1745 – Battle of Soor (War of the Austrian Succession) 
1846 – Siege of Los Angeles ends (Mexican-American War) 
1862 – Battle of Newtonia (US Civil War) 
1864 – Battle of Fort Harrison (also Chaffin’s Farm) ends (US Civil War) 
1870 – Battle of Le Bourget begins; Battle of Chevilly (Franco-Persian War) 
1877 – Battle of Bear Paw begins (Nez Perce War)  
1943 – Soviets take Krichev; Americans take Avellino, Italy (WWII) 
1944 – Canadians take Calais (WWII) 
1949 - Berlin airlift ends (Cold War)

Sunday, September 28, 2014

Today in military history: September 29, 2014


1364 – Battle of Auray (Hundred Years’ War) 
1848 – Battle of Pakozd (Hungarian Revolution of 1848) 
1864 – Battle of Peebles’ Farm begins; Battle of Fort Harrison begins (also Chaffin’s Farm) (US Civil War)  
1904 – Battke if Shinanah (Saudi-Rashidi War) 
1914 – Battle of the Vistula River begins (WWI) 
1917 – Battle of Ramadi ends (WWI) 
1918 – Battle of St Quentin Canal begins (WWI) 
1943 – Soviets take Kremenchug and Rudnya (WWII) 
1945 – Weixian-Guangling-Nuanquan Campaign begins (Chinese Civil War) 
1975 – Battle of Tator Tot cassle ends (Vietnam War) 
1998 – Battle of Kilinochchi ends (Sri Lankan civil war) 
2004 – Operation "Days of Penitence" begins (Second Intifada)

Saturday, September 27, 2014

Today in military history: September 28, 2014


1106 – Battle of Tinchebray (Invasion of Normandy) 
1322 - Battle of Muhldorf  (Germany) 
1538 – Battle of Preveza (Ottoman-Venetian War of 1537-1540) (Naval) 
1708 – Battle of Wijnendale (War of the Spanish Succession) 
1781 – Siege of Yorktown begins (American Revolutionary War) 
1813 – The Burlington Races naval battle (War of 1812) (Naval) 
1870 - Siege of Strasbourg ends (Franco-Prussian War) 
1874 – Battle of Palo Duro Canyon (Red River War) 
1901 – Balangiga Massacre (Philippine-American War) 
1914 – First Battle of the Aisne ends (WWI) 
1915 – Siege of Kut ends; Battle of Es Sinn (WWI) 
1916 – Battle of Thiepval Ridge ends; Battle of Morval ends (WWI) 
1917 – Battle of Ramadi begins (WWI) 
1919 – Battle of Daugavpils begins (Polish-Soviet War) 
1939 – Siege of Warsaw ends (WWII) 
1943 – US takes Teora, Italy (WWII)

Friday, September 26, 2014

Today in military history: September 27, 2014


1331 – Battle of Plowce (Polish-Teutonic War of 1326-1332) 
1371 – Battle of Maritsa (Sebian-Ottoman Wars) 
1529 – Siege of Vienna begins (Ottoman-Hapsburg Wars) 
1605 – Battle of Kircholm (Polish-Swedish War of 1600-1611) 
1778 – Baylor Massacre (American Revolutionary War) 
1810 – Battle of Bussaco (Peninsular War)
 Engraving representing the Battle of Bu├žaco - September 27, 1810 - published in London on June 1, 1815, by J. Jenkins, 48 Strand.
  
1846 – Battle of Chino ends (Mexican-American War) 
1852 – Battle of Gur Amba (Ethiopia) 
1864 – Battle of Pilot Knob (also Fort Davidson); Battle of Centralia (US Civil War) 
1870 – Battle of Le Bourget begins (Franco-Persian War) 
1918 – Battle of Canal du Nord begins (WWI) 
1923 – Corfu incident ends (Greece) 
1939 – Germans take Warsaw (WWII) 
1941 – Germans take Perekop; Allies take Wolchefit (WWII) 
1943 – Germans take Corfu; Soviets take Temryuk; Canadians take Melfi, Italy (WWII) 
1950 – Seoul recaptured by UN forces (Korean War)
Mid to late September 1950 - A Soviet-made North Korean T-34 tank knocked out during the United Nations advance from Incheon to Seoul after the amphibious landings at Incheon during the Korean War.

A Korean family mourns their murdered father, victim of the wholesale murder at Chonju by North Koreans. September 27, 1950
  
1967 – Operation SHENANDOAH II begins (Vietnam War) 
1968 – Operation in the DMZ ends (Vietnam War) 
1981 – Siege of Abaden ends (Iran-Iraq War) 
1996 – Civil war in Afghanistan begins  
1998 – Battle of Kilinochchi begins (Sri Lankan civil war)

Thursday, September 25, 2014

Today in military history: September 26, 2014


1777 – Siege of Fort Mifflin begins (American Revolutionary War) (partly Naval) 
1780 – Battle of Charlotte (American Revolutionary War) 
1799 – Second Battle of Zurich ends (War of the Second Coalition) 
1846 – Battle of Chino begins (Mexican-American War) 
1861 – Skirmish at Lucas Bend (US Civil War) 
1915 – Siege of Kut begins (WWI) 
1916 – Battle of Thiepval Ridge begins; Battle of Mouquet Farm ends (WWI) 
1918 – Meuse-Argonne Offensive begins (WWI) 
1939 – Battle of Tomaszow Lubelski ends (WWII) 
1941 – First Battle of Kiev ends (WWII) 
1943 – Battle of Leros begins (WWII) (partly Air) 
1944 – Battle of Arnhem ends; Allies take Turnhout and Oss (WWII)

Wednesday, September 24, 2014

Today in military history: September 25, 2014


1066 – Battle of Stamford Bridge (Viking invasions of England) 
1396 – Battle of Nicopolis (Ottoman wars in Europe) 
1598 – Battle of Stangebro (War against Sigismund) 
1609 – Siege of Smolensk begins (Polish-Muscovite War 1605-1618) 
1775 – Battle of Longue-Pointe (American Revolutionary War) 
1799 – Second Battle of Zurich begins (War of the Second Coalition) 
1812 – Battle of Tucuman ends (Argentine War of Independence) 
1861 – Battle of Chapmansville; Battle of Lewinsville (US Civil War) 
1915 – Battle of Loos begins (WWI) 
1916 – Battle of Morval begins (WWI) 
1918 – Battle of Megiddo ends (WWI) 
1920 – Battle of the Niemen ends (Polish-Soviet War) 
1937 – Battle of Pingxingguan ends (Second Sino-Japanese War) 
1943 – Soviets take Smolensk and Roslavl (WWII) 
1944 – British take Helmond and Deurne; Russians take Haapsalu; Yugoslav partisans take Banja Luka (WWII) 
1949 – Ningxia Campaign ends (Chinese Civil War) 
1969 – Operation IDAHO CANYON ends (Vietnam War)

Tuesday, September 23, 2014

Today in military history: September 24, 2014


1454 – Battle of Leskovac (Ottoman wars in Europe) 
1645 – Battle of Rowton Heath (First English Civil War) 
1762 – Battle of Manila begins (Anglo-Spanish War of 1761-1763) 
1812 – Battle of Tucuman begins (Argentine War of Independence) 
1846 – Battle of Monterrey ends (Mexican-American War) 
1864 – Confederates capture Athens, Alabama (US Civil War) 
1877 - Satsuma Rebellion ends (Japan); Battle of Shiroyama (Satsuma Rebellion) 
1907 – Battle of Tarafiyah (Saudi-Rashidi War) 
1914 – Siege of Przemysl begins (WWI) 
1937 – Battle of Pingxingguan begins (Second Sino-Japanese War) 
1940 – Bombing of Berlin ends (Air) (WWII) 
1943 – Soviets take Borispol (WWII) 
1946 – Linfen – Fushan Campaign ends (Chinese Civil War) 
1949 – Ningxia Campaign ends (Chinese Civil War) 
1952 – Battle at Outpost Kelly ends (Korean War) 
1968 – Operation CAMPAIGN GROVE ends (Vietnam War)

Monday, September 22, 2014

New military history research – Pre-WWII South Pacific, Portuguese Reconquista and Finland between the world wars

  
  

Today in military history: September 23, 2014


1409 – Battle of Kherlen (Mongolia) 
1459 – Battle of Blore Heath (Wars of the Roses) 
1608 – Battle of Troitse-Sergiyeva Lavra begins (Polish-Muscovite War of 1605-1618) 
1642 – Battle of Powick Bridge (First English Civil War) 
1779 – Battle of Flamborough Head (Naval) (American Revolutionary War) 
1803 – Battle of Assaye (Second Anglo-Maratha War) 
1861 – Battle of Hanging Rock (US Civil War) 
1862 – Sioux Uprising ends (US Civil War) 
1885 – Battle of Kufit (Ethiopia) 
1940 – Bombing of Berlin begins (Air) (WWII) 
1942 – British take Tananarive, Madagascar (WWII) 
1943 – Soviets take Poltava (WWII)

Today in military history: September 22, 2014


1236 – Battle of Saule (Livonian Crusade) 
1415 – Siege of Harfleur ends (Hundred Years’ War) 
1586 – Battle of Zutphen (Eighty Years’ War) 
1846 – Siege of Los Angeles begins (Mexican-American War) 
1861 – Skirmish at Papinsville (US Civil War) 
1863 – Battle of Blountville (US Civil War) 
1864 – Battle of Fisher’s Hill ends (US Civil War) 
1866 – Battle of Curupayty (Paraguayan War) 
1916 – Battle of Flers-Courcelette ends (WWI) 
1922 – Great Fire of Smyrna begins (Greco-Turkish War) 
1937 – Battle of El Mazuco ends (Spanish Civil War) 
1943 – Attack on Tirpitz (Naval); Soviets take Anapa and Novomoskovosk (WWII) 
1944 – Allies take Elst and Boulogne; Soviets take Tallinn, Estonia (WWII) 
1945 – Huaiyin-Huai’an Campaign ends (Chinese Civil War) 
1946 – Linfen – Fushan Campaign begins (Chinese Civil War) 
1950 – Northeastern Guizhou Campaign begins (Chinese Civil War) 
1958 – Second Taiwan Strait Crisis ends (Taiwan) 
1969 – Operation PUTNAM TIGER ends (Vietnam War) 
1980 - Iran-Iraq War begins

Saturday, September 20, 2014

Today in military history: September 21, 2014


1451 – Welsh Revolt ends (Wales/England) 
1745 – Battle of Prestonpans (Jacobite rising of 1745) 
1779 – Battle of Baton Rouge ends (American Revolutionary War) 
1780 – Battle of Wahab’s Plantation (American Revolutionary War) 
1812 – Raid on Gananoque (War of 1812) 
1814 – Siege of Fort Erie ends (War of 1812) 
1846 – Battle of Monterrey begins (Mexican-American War) 
1862 – Skirmish at Blackford’s Ford (US Civil War)  
1864 – Battle of Fisher’s Hill begins (US Civil War) 
1943 – Soviets take Demidov, Chernigov and Sinelnikovo (WWII) 
1944 – Allies take Rimini, Italy (WWII) 
1945 – Battle of Rugao (Chinese Civil War) 
1951 – Operation SUMMIT (partly Air); Operation CLEAVER; Battle of the Punchbowl ends (Korean War) 
1969 – Operation STRANGLE I ends (Vietnam War)

Friday, September 19, 2014

Today in military history: September 20, 2014


1066 – Battle of Fulford (Viking invasions of England) 
1187 – Siege of Jerusalem begins (Crusades) 
1565 – Capture of Fort Caroline (French colony in Florida) 
1600 - Battle of Moyry Pass begins (Nine Years' War) 
1643 – First Battle of Newbury (First English Civil War) 
1777 – Battle of Paoli (American Revolutionary War) 
1792 – Battle of Valmy (French Revolutionary War) 
1861 – Siege of Lexington ends (US Civil War) 
1862 – Battle of Shepherdstown ends (US Civil War) 
1863 – Battle of Chickamauga ends (US Civil War) 
1870 – Siege of Rome ends (Franco-Prussian War) 
1916 - Brusilov Offensive ends (WWI) 
1942 – Germans take Terek (WWII) 
1943 – Australians take Kaiapit, New Guinea; Soviets take Velizh and Kholm (WWII) 
1944 – Allies take Nijmegen; Americans take Chatel and Luneville (WWII) 
1951 - Operation STRANGLE ends (Korean War) (Air) 
1952 – Battle of Nanpeng Archipelago begins (Chinese Civil War) 
1968 – Warsaw Pact Invasion of Czechoslovakia ends (Cold War)

Thursday, September 18, 2014

Today in military history: September 19, 2014


1356 – Battle of Poitiers (Hundred Years’ War) 
1400 – Battle of Ruthin Castle (Welsh Revolt) 
1676 – Jamestown burned (Bacon’s Rebellion) 
1743 – Battle of Guastalla (also Luzzara) (War of the Polish Succession) 
1777 – Battle of Freeman’s Farm; First Battle of Saratoga (American Revolutionary War) 
1795 – Slave rebellion in Curacao ends 
1799 – Battle of Bergen (French Revolutionary War) 
1862 – Battle of Iuka; Battle of Shepherdstown begins (US Civil War) 
1863 – Battle of Chickamauga begins (US Civil War) 
1864 – Battle of Opequon (also Third Battle of Winchester) (US Civil War) 
1868 – Battle of Beecher Island ends (Comanche War) 
1870 – Siege of Rome begins (Franco-Prussian War) 
1918 – Battle of Megiddo begins (WWI) 
1927 – Battle of Telpaneca (Occupation of Nicaragua) 
1939 – Battle of Bzura ends; Soviets take Vilnius (WWII) 
1941 – Germans take Kiev (WWII) 
1943 – British take Aluetta, Italy; Soviets take Yartsevo and Dukovschina; Battle of Turjak Castle (WWII) 
1944 – Allies take Brest; Soviets take Valga, Estonia; Battle of Hurtgen Forest begins (WWII) 
1950 – Battle of Inchon ends (Korean War) (partly Naval) 
1967 – Operation BOLLING begins (Vietnam War)