Sunday, September 7, 2014

Today in military history: September 8, 2014

480 BC - (possibly occurred August 7) Battle of Artemisium begins (Greco-Persian Wars) (Naval) 
1298 – Battle of Curzola (Venetian-Genoese Wars) (Naval) 
1380 – Battle of Kulikovo (Mongol and Tatar raids against Rus)
 A 17th century miniature of the Battle of Kulikovo

1496 - Siege of Gaeta begins (Italy) 
1514 – Battle of Orsha (Fourth Muscovite-Lithuanian War) 
1566 – Siege of Szigetvar ends (Ottoman-Hapsburg wars) 
1664 – New Amsterdam surrendered to a British naval squadron (North America) (Naval) 
1755 – Battle of Lake George (French and Indian War) 
1760 – French surrender Montreal to Britain (French and Indian War) 
1781 – Battle of Eutaw Springs (American Revolutionary War) 
1796 – Battle of Bassano (French Revolutionary Wars) 
1798 – Battle of Ballinamuck (United Irishman Rebellion) 
1831 – Battle of Warsaw ends (Polish-Russian War 1830-1831) 
1847 – Battle of Molino del Rey (Mexican-American War) 
1863 – Second Battle of Sabine Pass (partly Naval); Second Battle of Fort Sumter ends (partly Naval) (US Civil War) 
1925 – Alhucemas Landing (Morocco) (partly Naval) 
1939 – Siege of Warsaw begins (WWII) 
1941 – Siege of Leningrad begins (WWII) 
1943 – Allies take Locri, Italy; Italian surrender announced; Soviets take Stalino, Yasinovataya and Krasnoarmeisk  (WWII) 
1944 – First German V2 rockets land in London (Air); Americans take Liege; Canadians take Nieuport and Ostend (WWII) 
1945 – Zhucheng Campaign ends; Taixing Campaign begins (Chinese Civil War); US occupies Korea south of the 38th parallel while Soviets have taken the area north of the 38th (post WWII) 
1946 – Dingtao Campaign ends (Chinese Civil War) 
1962 – China enters Indian territory (pre-Sino-Indian War) 
1975 – Battle of Tator Tot cassle begins (Vietnam War) 
1993 – Action of 8 September 1993 (Somalia) 
2011 – Battle of Bani Walid begins (Libyan civil war)

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