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Re: Military Historical Dates

Posted: Thu Aug 19, 2010 1:55 am
by Karl Heidenreich
August 16th,

1513 – Battle of Guinegate (Battle of the Spurs) – King Henry VIII of England defeats French Forces who are then forced to retreat.
1777 – American Revolutionary War: The Americans led by General John Stark rout British and Brunswick troops under Friedrich Baum at the Battle of Bennington in Walloomsac, New York.
1780 – American Revolutionary War: Battle of Camden – The British defeat the Americans near Camden, South Carolina.
1792 – Maximilien Robespierre presents the petition of the Commune of Paris to the Legislative Assembly, which demanded the formation of a revolutionary tribunal.
1812 – War of 1812: American General William Hull surrenders Fort Detroit without a fight to the British Army.
1819 – Seventeen people die and over 600 are injured in cavalry charges at a public meeting at St. Peter's Field, Manchester, England.
1865 – Restoration Day in the Dominican Republic: The Dominican Republic regains its independence after 4 years of fighting against the Spanish Annexation.
1869 – Battle of Acosta Ñu: A Paraguayan battalion made up of children is massacred by the Brazilian Army during the War of the Triple Alliance.
1870 – Franco-Prussian War: The Battle of Mars-La-Tour is fought, resulting in a Prussian victory.
1913 – Completion of the Royal Navy battlecruiser HMS Queen Mary.
1914 – World War I: Battle of Cer begins.
1920 – The congress of the Communist Party of Bukhara opens. The congress would call for armed revolution.
1929 – The 1929 Palestine riots break out in the British Mandate of Palestine between Arabs and Jews and continue until the end of the month. In total, 133 Jews and 116 Arabs are killed.
1940 – World War II: The Communist Party is banned in German-occupied Norway.
1941 – HMS Mercury, Royal Navy Signals School and Combined Signals School opens at Leydene, near Petersfield, Hampshire, England.
1942 – World War II: The two-person crew of the U.S. naval blimp L-8 disappears without a trace on a routine anti-submarine patrol over the Pacific Ocean. The blimp drifts without her crew and crash-lands in Daly City, California.
1944 – First flight of the Junkers Ju 287.
1945 – An assassination attempt is made on Japan's prime minister, Kantaro Suzuki.
1945 – Puyi, the last Chinese emperor and ruler of Manchukuo, is captured by Soviet troops.
1964 – Vietnam War: A coup d'état replaces Duong Van Minh with General Nguyen Khanh as President of South Vietnam. A new constitution is established with aid from the U.S. Embassy.
1966 – Vietnam War: The House Un-American Activities Committee begins investigations of Americans who have aided the Viet Cong. The committee intends to introduce legislation making these activities illegal. Anti-war demonstrators disrupt the meeting and 50 people are arrested.
1972 – In an unsuccessful coup d'état attempt, the Royal Moroccan Air Force fires upon Hassan II of Morocco's plane while he is traveling back to Rabat.

Re: Military Historical Dates

Posted: Thu Aug 19, 2010 1:59 am
by Karl Heidenreich
August 17th,

986 – A Byzantine army is destroyed in the pass of Trajan's Gate by the Bulgarians under the Comitopuli Samuel and Aron. The Byzantine emperor Basil II narrowly escaped.
1862 – Indian Wars: The Dakota War of 1862 begins in Minnesota as Lakota warriors attack white settlements along the Minnesota River.
1862 – American Civil War: Major General J.E.B. Stuart is assigned command of all the cavalry of the Confederate Army of Northern Virginia.
1863 – American Civil War: In Charleston, South Carolina, Union batteries and ships bombard Confederate-held Fort Sumter.
1864 – American Civil War: Battle of Gainesville – Confederate forces defeat Union troops near Gainesville, Florida.
1914 – World War I: Battle of Stalluponen – The German army of General Hermann von François defeats the Russian force commanded by Pavel Rennenkampf near modern-day Nesterov, Russia.
1942 – U.S. Marines raid the Japanese-held Pacific island of Makin (Butaritari).
1942 – World War II: The U.S. Eighth Air Force begins regular combat operations in Europe with an attack on the marshalling yards at Rouen-Sotteville.
1943 – The U.S. Eighth Air Force suffers the loss of 60 bombers on the Schweinfurt-Regensburg mission.
1943 – World War II: The U.S. Seventh Army under General George S. Patton arrives in Messina, Italy, followed several hours later by the British 8th Army under Field Marshal Bernard L. Montgomery, thus completing the Allied conquest of Sicily.
1943 – World War II: First Québec Conference of Winston Churchill, Franklin D. Roosevelt, and William Lyon Mackenzie King begins.
1962 – East German border guards kill 18-year-old Peter Fechter as he attempts to cross the Berlin Wall into West Berlin becoming one of the first victims of the wall.
1998 – Monica Lewinsky scandal: US President Bill Clinton admits in taped testimony that he had an "improper physical relationship" with White House intern Monica Lewinsky. On the same day he admits before the nation that he "misled people" about the relationship.
2005 – Over 500 bombs are set off by terrorists at 300 locations in 63 out of the 64 districts of Bangladesh

Re: Military Historical Dates

Posted: Thu Aug 19, 2010 2:03 am
by Karl Heidenreich
August 18th,

1864 – American Civil War: Battle of Globe Tavern – Union forces try to cut a vital Confederate supply-line into Petersburg, Virginia, by attacking the Wilmington and Weldon Railroad.
1870 – Franco-Prussian War: Battle of Gravelotte is fought.
1903 – German engineer Karl Jatho allegedly flies his self-made, motored gliding airplane four months before the first flight of the Wright Brothers.
1941 – Adolf Hitler orders a temporary halt to Nazi Germany's systematic T4 euthanasia program of the mentally ill and the handicapped due to protests.
1965 – Vietnam War: Operation Starlite begins – United States Marines destroy a Viet Cong stronghold on the Van Tuong peninsula in the first major American ground battle of the war.
1966 – Vietnam War: the Battle of Long Tan occurs, when a patrol of 6th Battalion, Royal Australian Regiment encounter the Viet Cong.
1971 – Vietnam War: Australia and New Zealand decide to withdraw their troops from Vietnam.
1976 – In the Korean Demilitarized Zone at Panmunjeom, the Axe Murder Incident results in the death of two US soldiers.

Re: Military Historical Dates

Posted: Thu Aug 19, 2010 2:10 am
by Karl Heidenreich
August 19th,

1504 – Battle of Knockdoe.
1666 – Second Anglo-Dutch War: Rear Admiral Robert Holmes leads a raid on the Dutch island of Terschelling, destroying 150 merchant ships, an act later known as "Holmes's Bonfire".
1782 – American Revolutionary War: Battle of Blue Licks – the last major engagement of the war, almost ten months after the surrender of the British commander Lord Cornwallis following the Siege of Yorktown.
1812 – War of 1812: American frigate USS Constitution defeats the British frigate HMS Guerriere off the coast of Nova Scotia, Canada earning her nickname "Old Ironsides".
1862 – Indian Wars: during an uprising in Minnesota, Lakota warriors decide not to attack heavily-defended Fort Ridgely and instead turn to the settlement of New Ulm, killing white settlers along the way.
1919 – Afghanistan gains full independence from the United Kingdom.

1934 – The creation of the position Führer is approved by the German electorate with 89.9% of the popular vote.

1940 – First flight of the B-25 Mitchell medium bomber.
1942 – World War II: Operation Jubilee – the 2nd Canadian Infantry Division leads an amphibious assault by allied forces on Dieppe, France and fails, many Canadians are killed or captured. The operation was doomed to fail, and was intended to develop and try new amphibious landing tactics for the coming full invasion in Normandy.
1944 – World War II: Liberation of Paris – Paris rises against German occupation with the help of Allied troops.
1945 – Vietnam War: Viet Minh led by Ho Chi Minh take power in Hanoi, Vietnam.
1953 – Cold War: the CIA helps to overthrow the government of Mohammed Mossadegh in Iran and reinstate the Shah Mohammad Reza Pahlavi.
1960 – Cold War: in Moscow, downed American U-2 pilot Francis Gary Powers is sentenced to ten years imprisonment by the Soviet Union for espionage.
1981 – Gulf of Sidra Incident: United States fighters intercept and shoot down two Libyan Sukhoi Su-22 fighter jets over the Gulf of Sidra.
1989 – Polish president Wojciech Jaruzelski nominates Solidarity activist Tadeusz Mazowiecki to be the first non-communist Prime Minister in 42 years.
1989 – Raid on offshore pirate station, Radio Caroline in North Sea by British and Dutch governments.
1989 – Several hundred East Germans cross the frontier between Hungary and Austria during the Pan-European Picnic, part of the events which began the process of the Fall of the Berlin Wall.
1991 – Collapse of the Soviet Union, August Coup: Soviet President Mikhail Gorbachev is placed under house arrest while on holiday in the town of Foros, Crimea.
1999 – In Belgrade, tens of thousands of Serbians rally to demand the resignation of Federal Republic of Yugoslavia President Slobodan Milošević.
2002 – A Russian Mi-26 helicopter carrying troops is hit by a Chechen missile outside of Grozny, killing 118 soldiers.
2003 – A car-bomb attack on United Nations headquarters in Iraq kills the agency's top envoy Sergio Vieira de Mello and 21 other employees.
2003 – A Hamas planned suicide attack on a bus in Jerusalem kills 23 Israelis, 7 of them children in the Jerusalem bus 2 massacre.
2005 – The first-ever joint military exercise between Russia and China, called Peace Mission 2005 begins.
2009 – A series of bombings in Baghdad, Iraq, kills 101 and injures 565 others.

Re: Military Historical Dates

Posted: Fri Aug 20, 2010 1:55 am
by Karl Heidenreich
August 20th,

636 – Battle of Yarmouk: Arab forces led by Khalid ibn al-Walid take control of Syria and Palestine away from the Byzantine Empire, marking the first great wave of Muslim conquests and the rapid advance of Islam outside Arabia.
917 – Battle of Acheloos: Tsar Simeon I of Bulgaria decisively defeats a Byzantine army.
1391 – Konrad von Wallenrode becomes the 24th Hochmeister of the Teutonic Order.
1794 – Battle of Fallen Timbers – American troops force a confederacy of Shawnee, Mingo, Delaware, Wyandot, Miami, Ottawa, Chippewa, and Potawatomi warriors into a disorganized retreat.
1866 – President Andrew Johnson formally declares the American Civil War over.
1882 – Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky's 1812 Overture debuts in Moscow.
1914 – World War I: German forces occupy Brussels.
1940 – In Mexico City exiled Russian revolutionary Leon Trotsky is fatally wounded with an ice axe by Ramon Mercader. He dies the next day.
1944 – WWII: 168 captured allied airmen, accused of being "terror fliers", arrive at Buchenwald concentration camp.
1944 – WWII: the Battle of Romania begins with a major Soviet offensive.
1953 – The Soviet Union publicly acknowledges that it had tested a hydrogen bomb.

1968 – 200,000 Warsaw Pact troops and 5,000 tanks invade Czechoslovakia to end the "Prague Spring" of political liberalization. NATO didn't respond nor help the thousands of civilians struggling for freedom.

1982 – Lebanese Civil War: a multinational force lands in Beirut to oversee the PLO's withdrawal from Lebanon.
1988 – Iran–Iraq War: a cease-fire is agreed after almost eight years of war.

1991 – Collapse of the Soviet Union, August Coup: more than 100,000 people rally outside the Soviet Union's parliament building protesting the coup aiming to depose President Mikhail Gorbachev.

1991 – Estonia secedes from the Soviet Union.
1993 – After rounds of secret negotiations in Norway, the Oslo Peace Accords are signed, followed by a public ceremony in Washington, D.C. the following month.
1997 – Souhane massacre in Algeria; over 60 people are killed and 15 kidnapped.

1998 – U.S. embassy bombings: the United States military launches cruise missile attacks against alleged al-Qaida camps in Afghanistan and a suspected chemical plant in Sudan in retaliation for the August 7 bombings of American embassies in Kenya and Tanzania.

2002 – A group of Iraqis opposed to the regime of Saddam Hussein take over the Iraqi Embassy in Berlin for five hours before releasing their hostages and surrendering.

Re: Military Historical Dates

Posted: Mon Aug 23, 2010 4:03 pm
by Karl Heidenreich
August 21st,

Karl Heidenreich finishes his labours in Trinidad and Tobago, maybe FOREVER, and it's reassinged to Dominican Republic. After two years of battling the projects in TT are done and Karl flies out of that dreadfull place to see his family and then start another assigment.

It's quite historical... at least for KH.

Re: Military Historical Dates

Posted: Wed Aug 25, 2010 8:53 pm
by lwd
I hope you end up in a less stressful position this time. Sounds like what you had there was about as bad as it can get.

Re: Military Historical Dates

Posted: Thu Aug 26, 2010 12:44 pm
by Karl Heidenreich
I hope you end up in a less stressful position this time. Sounds like what you had there was about as bad as it can get.
I came out from TT some 17 pounds lighter and with a nervous tic. Just arrived at Dominican, seems a cool place. :wink:

I imagine it could do me better, have to wait and see.

1570 battle in the Baltic query

Posted: Tue Jun 16, 2015 5:27 pm
by adamtoll919

Just recently registered with this forum and I'm really hoping someone can help me. i'm trying to find out as much information as possible about a particualr battle/skirmish between the English and the Danish in 1570. There is mention of a victory by the English over the Danes in the Baltic sea in 1570, the Commanders on the English side were Burrough and Hidgson but I have no idea what the battle was about, how many ships were involved or why the conflict started.

Any help or advice anyone could give would be gratefully received.

Many thanks

Re: Military Historical Dates

Posted: Wed Jun 17, 2015 8:39 am
by RF
I suspect that this has some connection to the Seven Years Northern War, which came to a conclusion around 1570.

This was a war between Denmark and Sweden over control of the Baltic and Baltic islands. There was, as far as I am aware, no substantial involvement of the Tudor navy of Elizabeth 1 so I would imagine that you are referring to a small scale action, possibly over trading rights.


Posted: Fri Jan 05, 2018 10:22 pm
by paul.mercer
RF wrote:
Karl Heidenreich wrote:January 11th:

Somebody knows why was this?

1879 - The Anglo-Zulu War begins. :think:
Because Lord Chelmsford decided to annexe the Zulu territory for Queen Victoria, using as an excuse alleged misrule by the Zulu Chief Cetswayo.

His reward was the battle at Ishandwana.
January 22nd 1879, One of, if not the biggest defeat of a modern cartridge rifle equipped (Martini Henry)army by a native force at Islandlwana resulting in the death of around 1400 British and native troops who were serving with the army. Only Lord Chelmsford's 'connections' and popularity with Queen Victoria saved him from utter disgrace. He went on to win the Anglo/Zulu war by sheer weight of numbers and firepower brought over from England. Not a particularly memorable or valiant part in British history but that is how it was in those days. As a leading historian in the Imperial War Museum in London once said, 'The thing to remember about the British Empire was that while it might not have always been good, it was always great'.

Re: Re:

Posted: Mon Jan 08, 2018 9:15 am
by RF
paul.mercer wrote: He went on to win the Anglo/Zulu war by sheer weight of numbers and firepower brought over from England. Not a particularly memorable or valiant part in British history but that is how it was in those days..
The Texas war of independence in 1836 is always remembered for the Alamo.

Yet the decisive battle that mattered - San Jacinto - is almost completely forgotten. History is littered with glorious failure but that is not a purely English trait.