Thursday, September 11, 2014

Today in military history: September 12, 2014

1213 – Battle of Muret (Albigensian Crusade)
 Battle of Muret
1631 - Battle of Albrolhos (Eighty Years' War) (Naval) 
1683 – Battle of Vienna ends (Great Turkish War) 
1778 – Grey’s raid ends (American Revolutionary War) 
1779 – Battle of Baton Rouge begins (American Revolutionary War) 
1812 – Siege of Fort Wayne ends (War of 1812) 
1814 – Battle of Baltimore begins (partly Naval); Battle of North Point; Lake Champlain campaign ends (War of 1812) 
1847 – Battle of Chapultepec begins (Mexican-American War) 
1861 – Siege of Lexington begins: Battle of Black River (US Civil War) 
1862 – Battle of Harper’s Ferry ends (US Civil War) 
1897 – Battle of Saragarhi (Tirah Campaign War) 
1914 – First Battle of the Marne ends (WWI) 
1917 – Eleventh Battle of the Isonzo ends (WWI) 
1918 – Battle of Havrincourt; Battle of Saint-Mihiel begins (WWI) 
1942 – Battle of Bloody Ridge, Guadalcanal begins (WWII) 
1943 – Allies take Crotone, Italy; Soviets take Stary Kermenchik; Australians take Salamaua, New Guinea (WWII)  
Lieutenant General Mark W. Clark, U.S. Army, Commanding General, Fifth Army
On board USS Ancon (AGC-4) during the landings at Salerno, Italy, 12 September 1943.

1944 – British take Le Havre (WWII) 

 Liberated Belgian villagers hang an effigy of Hitler, 12 September 1944.

 Soldiers of the Royal Regiment of Canada rest in Blankenberge, September 1944.

1945 – Taixing Campaign ends; Japanese forces in Southeast Asia surrender  (Chinese Civil War) 
 Japanese Surrender at Singapore, 12 September 1945 The Japanese delegation leaves the building after the surrender ceremony.

1947 – Campaign to the North of Daqing River ends (Chinese Civil War) 
1948 – Liaoshen Campaign begins (Chinese Civil War) 
1950 - Second Battle of Naktong Bulge ends (Korean War) 
1967 – Operation CORONADO V begins (Vietnam War) 
1968 – Operation HOUSTON ends; Operation NAPOLEON/SALINE ends (Vietnam War)

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