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Historical Events

Events 1 - 100 of 750

0241-03-10 BC - First Punic War: Battle of the Aegates Islands - The Romans sink the Carthaginian fleet bringing the First Punic War to an end.
0031-09-02 BC - Final war of the Roman Republic: Battle of Actium - off the western coast of Greece, forces of Octavian defeat troops under Mark Antony and Cleopatra.
0546-12-17 - Gothic War (535-554): The Ostrogoths of King Totila conquer Rome by bribing the Byzantine garrison.
0550-01-16 - Gothic War (535-552): The Ostrogoths, under King Totila, conquer Rome after a long siege, by bribing the Isaurian garrison.
Roman Politician and General Mark AntonyRoman Politician and General Mark Antony 0971-01-23 - In China, the war elephant corps of the Southern Han are soundly defeated at Shao by crossbow fire from Song Dynasty troops. The Southern Han state is forced to submit to the Song Dynasty, ending Southern Han rule, also first regular war elephant corps employed in Chinese army
1146-08-30 - European leaders outlaw crossbow, intending to end war for all time
1157-10-23 - The Battle of Grathe Heath ends the civil war in Denmark. King Sweyn III is killed and Valdemar I restores the country.
1283-07-08 - War of the Sicilian Vespers: Battle of Malta
1322-03-16 - The Battle of Boroughbridge takes place in the First War of Scottish Independence.
1379-03-24 - End of Gelderse war victory
1383-10-22 - The 1383-1385 Crisis in Portugal: A period of civil war and disorder began when King Fernando died without a male heir to the Portuguese throne.
1390-09-11 - Lithuanian Civil War (1389-1392): the Teutonic Knights begin a five-week siege of Vilnius.
1409-03-03 - Austrian civil war ends
1455-05-22 - Opening battle in England's 30-year War of the Roses. Richard of York takes St Albans, capturing King Henry VI
1461-03-29 - Battle near Towton Field, 33,000 die (War of the Roses)
1466-10-19 - The Thirteen Years' War ends with the Second Peace of Thorn, Germany
1509-04-07 - France declares war on Venice
1521-04-22 - French King Francois I declares war on Spain
1524-07-19 - Peasants' War begins in Germany's Black Forest
1528-01-22 - England & France declare war on Emperor Charles V
1529-06-09 - Zurich declares war on Catholic kantons
1538-06-18 - Treaty of Nice: ends war between Emperor Charles V & King French I
1539-06-10 - Council of Trent: Paul III sends out letters to his bishops, delaying the Council due to war and the difficulty bishops had traveling to Venice.
1544-07-19 - Italian War of 1542: The Siege of Boulogne began.
1549-08-08 - France declares war on England
1557-06-07 - England declares war on France
1567-09-29 - War of Religion breaks out in France - Huguenots try to kidnap king Charles IX
1570-01-23 - Earl of Moray, regent of Scotland, assassinated; civil war breaks out
1574-02-23 - France begins 5th holy war against Huguenots
1595-01-17 - French King Henri IV declares war on Spain
1598-12-16 - Seven Year War: Battle of Noryang Point - The final battle of the Seven Year War is fought between the Korean and Japanese navies, resulting in a decisive Korean victory.
1613-01-20 - Peace of Knarodends War of Kalmar between Denmark & Sweden
1614-11-12 - Treaty of Xanten: Guliks-Kleefse War victory ends
1620-12-23 - French huguenots declare war on King Louis XIII
1624-03-10 - England declares war on Spain
1635-05-19 - France declares war on Spain
1635-09-18 - Emperor Ferdinand II declares war on France
1642-08-22 - Civil War in England began between Royalists & Parliament
1648-10-24 - Treaty of Westphalia ends The Thirty Year's War in the Holy Roman Empire
1652-07-10 - England declares war on Netherlands
1655-07-31 - Russo-Polish War (1654-1667): the Russian army enters the capital of the Grand Duchy of Lithuania, Vilnius, which it holds for six years.
1663-04-18 - Osman declares war on Austria
King Charles IIKing Charles II 1665-03-04 - English king Charles II declares war on Netherlands
1666-01-26 - France declares war on England & Munster
1667-01-20 - Treaty of Andrussovo-ends 13 year war between Poland & Russia
1668-05-02 - Treaty of Aix-la-Chapelle/1st peace of Aachen: ends War of Devolution, French-Spanish war in The Netherlands
1672-03-17 - England declares war on Netherlands
1672-04-06 - France declares war on Netherlands
1674-05-28 - German Parliament declares war on France
1675-09-09 - New England colonies declare war on Wampanoag indians
1676-08-12 - 1st war between American colonists & Indians ends in New England
1687-09-26 - Acropolis in Athens attacked by Venetian army trying to eject Turks, the Parthenon is subsequently damaged in the war.
1688-09-24 - France declares war on Germany
The Sun King of France Louis XIVThe Sun King of France Louis XIV 1688-11-26 - French King Louis XIV declares war on Netherlands
1689-02-15 - German Parliament declares war on France
1689-04-15 - French King Louis XIV declares war on Spain
1689-05-09 - English King William III declares war on France
1689-07-25 - France declares war on England
1693-07-29 - War of the Grand Alliance: Battle of Landen/Neerwinden - France wins Pyrrhic victory over Allied forces in the Netherlands.
1697-09-03 - King William's War in America ends with Treaty of Ryswick
1700-02-12 - The Great Northern War begins in Northern Europe between Denmark–Norway, Saxony and Russia and the Swedish Empire.
1700-11-30 - Turkey declares war on Russia
1701-05-15 - The War of the Spanish Succession begins.
1702-05-14 - England & Netherlands declare war on France & Spain
1702-09-16 - Emperor Leopold I declares war on France, Cologne & Bavaria
1704-08-04 - War of Spanish Succession, English & Dutch troops occupy Gibraltar
1714-09-07 - Treaty of Baden: Holy Roman Emperor Charles VI & France, ends War of Spanish Succession, French retain Alsace, Austria gets bank of Rhine
1715-04-15 - Pocotaligo Massacre triggers the start of the Yamasee War in colonial South Carolina.
1715-05-01 - Prussia declares war on Sweden
1718-01-09 - France declares war on Spain
1718-12-17 - France, Britain and Austria declare war on Spain.
1722-07-25 - The Three Years War begins along the Maine and Massachusetts border.
1731-04-09 - British mariner Robert Jenkins' ear cut off by Spanish Guarde Costa in the Caribbean, later catalyst for war between Britain & Spain
1733-10-10 - France declares war on emperor Charles VI
1738-03-28 - Parliament sends an address to the king requesting that he demand redress from Spain (War of Jenkin's Ear)
1738-05-25 - A treaty between Pennsylvania and Maryland ends the Conojocular War with settlement of a boundary dispute and exchange of prisoners.
1738-08-02 - France offers emperor Karel VI mediation in war against Turkey
1739-10-19 - England declares war on Spain [OS=Oct 30]
1739-10-23 - War of Jenkins' Ear starts: British Prime Minister, Robert Walpole, reluctantly declares war on Spain.
1739-10-30 - Great Britain declares war on Spain: War of Jenkin's Ear [NS=Oct 19]
1741-04-10 - War of the Austrian Succession: Prussia defeats Austria in the Battle of Mollwitz.
1743-06-27 - War of the Austrian Succession: Battle of Dettingen: in Bavaria, King George II of Britain personally leads troops into battle. The last time a British monarch would command troops in the field.
1744-03-15 - French King Louis XV declares war on Britain
1748-10-18 - Treaty of Aix-la-Chapelle, ends War of Austrian Succession
1756-05-17 - Britain declares war on France (7 Years' or French & Indian War)
1756-05-18 - England declares war on France
1757-01-17 - German Diet declares war on Prussia
1762-01-04 - England declares war on Spain & Naples
1764-11-16 - Native Americans surrender to British in Indian War of Chief Pontiac
1770-05-26 - The Orlov Revolt, a first attempt to revolt against the Turks before the Greek War of Independence ends in disaster for the Greeks.
1771-05-16 - The Battle of Alamance, a pre-American Revolutionary War battle between local militia and a group of rebels called "The Regulators", occurs in present-day Alamance County, North Carolina.
1772-06-09 - 1st naval attack of Revolutionary War takes place in Providence, RI
United States Founding Father Benjamin FranklinUnited States Founding Father Benjamin Franklin 1773-09-11 - Benjamin Franklin writes "There never was a good war or bad peace"
1775-09-25 - American Revolutionary War hero Ethan Allen captured
1776-03-04 - The American War of Independence: The Americans capture Dorchester Heights dominating the port of Boston, Massachusetts.
1776-12-23 - Continental Congress negotiates a war loan of $181,500 from France
1777-08-28 - American Revolutionary War - Battle of Cooch's Bridge takes place near Newark, Delaware.
1777-09-03 - Cooch's Bridge - Skirmish of American Revolutionary war in New Castle County, Delaware where the Flag of the United States was flown in battle for the first time.
American Revolutionary War Patriot Ethan AllenAmerican Revolutionary War Patriot Ethan Allen 1778-02-06 - Britain declares war on France
1778-07-03 - Prussia declares war on Austria

Famous Birthdays

Birthdays 1 - 100 of 155

1591-01-11 - Robert Devereux, 3rd Earl of Essex, English Civil War general (d. 1646)
1619-12-17 - Prince Rupert of the Rhine, soldier/chemist/engraver/mathematician, commander in the English Civil War and first Governor of the Hudson's Bay Company, (d. 1682)
1718-01-07 - Israel Putnam, American Revolutionary War general (d. 1790)
1738-01-10 - Ethan Allen, Litchfield Connecticut, American Revolutionary War patriot (lead the Green Mtn Boys)
1742-08-07 - Nathanael Greene, American Revoluntionary War General
American Revolutionary War Patriot Ethan AllenAmerican Revolutionary War Patriot Ethan Allen (1738-01-10) 1744-09-20 - Thomas Grosvenor, American Revolutionary War hero (d. 1825)
1745-03-10 - John Gunby, Maryland Soldier in the American Revolutionary War (d. 1807)
1747-03-04 - Casimir Pulaski, Count/American Revolutionary War general
1750-01-31 - Gerrit J Pijman, Dutch minister of War (1798-1800, 1803-06)
1750-05-02 - John André, British Army officer of the American Revolutionary War (d. 1780)
1750-05-20 - Stephen Girard, bailed out US bonds during War of 1812
1755-11-12 - Gerhard JD von Scharnhorst, Prussia milt/minister of War (1807-10)
1758-04-29 - Georg Carl von Döbeln, Swedish Lieutenant General and war hero (d. 1820).
1761-10-03 - Dirk earl van Hogendorp, general/Dutch minister of War [OS]
1761-10-13 - Dirk van Hogendorp, Dutch earl/general/minister of War [NS]
1763-01-03 - Joseph Fesch, French cardinal/war commission/earl/senator
Canadian War Heroine Laura SecordCanadian War Heroine Laura Secord (1775-09-13) 1775-09-13 - Laura Secord, Canadian war heroine (d. 1868)
1779-01-05 - Stephen Decatur, US, naval hero (War of 1812)
1781-10-01 - James Lawrence, naval hero (War of 1812-"Don't give up the ship!")
1786-05-15 - General Dimitris Plapoutas, a Revolutionary in the Greek War of Independence (d. 1864)
1795-04-05 - Henry Havelock, British soldier (War in Afghanistan 1838-39)
1799-03-08 - Simon Cameron, Secy War (Union), died in 1889
1806-06-01 - John Buchanan Floyd, Ex-Sect of War (Union), died in 1863
1809-11-09 - Albert Taylor Bledsoe, Asst Secy War (Confederacy), died in 1877
1809-11-13 - John AB Dahlgren, US Union lt adm/inventor (Civil war Dahlgren-cannon)
1811-02-08 - Edwin Denison Morgan, Sect of War (Confederacy), died in 1883
1811-06-24 - John Archibald Campbell, Asst Secy War (Confederacy), died in 1889
1814-12-19 - Edwin M[cMasters] Stanton, Ohio, US Secretary of War (1861-65)
1815-07-13 - James Alexander Seddon, Secy War (Confederacy), died in 1880
1815-08-29 - Anna Ella Carroll, US, civil war writer (Reconstruction)
1817-02-07 - Leroy Pope Walker, US lawyer/Confederate minister of War (1861)
1818-02-23 - Jeremy F Gilmer, Maj Gen/Chief Engineer Confederate War Dept
1818-03-10 - George Wythe Randolph, Secy War (Confederacy), died in 1867
1821-08-30 - Anita Garibaldi, Brazilian warrior; Garibaldi's wife (War of Tatters) (d. 1849)
1821-11-30 - Gustavus Woodson Smith, Secy War (Confederacy), died in 1896
1823-12-28 - Thomas Alexander Scott, Asst Secy War (Union), died in 1881
1826-04-08 - Pancha Carrasco, Costa Rican war heroine (d. 1890)
1826-04-26 - Ambrose R. Wright, American Civil War General (d. 1872
1828-09-09 - Leo Tolstoi, Russian writer (War & Peace, Anna Karenina) [OS]
1830-01-23 - Gaston AA Marquis de Gallifet, French general/min of War (1899-1900)
1831-06-26 - Julius Rodenberg, [Levy], German writer (Kriegs-Songs of War & Peace)
1837-06-17 - Vincent Strong, civil war fighter, died in 1863
1841-01-30 - Alfred Townsend George, Civil War journalist, died in 1914
1842-03-28 - William Harvey Carney, American Civil War officier (d. 1908)
1842-11-14 - Walter Williams, claimed to be last survivor of Civil War (d 1959)
1843-10-26 - Vasili V Vereshchagin, Russian painter (War & Peace)
1843-12-23 - Richard Conner, American Civil War Medal of Honor Recipient (d. 1924)
1844-06-01 - John J. Toffey, American Civil War hero (d. 1911)
1846-02-14 - Julian Scott, American artist and Civil War Medal of Honor recipient. (d. 1901)
1848-02-05 - Ignacio Carrera Pinto, Chilean war hero (d. 1882)
1849-03-19 - Alfred von Tirpitz, German World War I Admiral (d. 1930)
US Secretary of State Frank KelloggUS Secretary of State Frank Kellogg (1856-12-22) 1856-12-22 - Frank Kellogg, Potsdam, New York, Sec of State (1925-29), try to outlaw war (Nobel 1929), (d. 1937)
1861-12-05 - Armando V Diaz, Italian marshal/minister of War (1922-24)
1864-04-24 - George AA Alting van Geusau, dir-gen (PTT)/Dutch Min of War (1918-20)
1864-11-28 - Lindley M. Garrison, American Secretary of War (d. 1932)
1867-09-21 - Henry Lewis Stimson, US minister of War (1911-13)
1877-05-26 - Sadao Araki, Japanese general/minister of War (1931-34)
1883-01-08 - Patrick J. Hurley, United States Secretary of War (d. 1963)
1885-03-14 - Raoul Lufbery, American World War I pilot (d. 1918)
1888-05-11 - Willis A. Lee, World War II U.S. naval admiral (d. 1945)
1889-12-04 - Buck Jones, [Charles F Gebhart], US actor (War Horse)
1890-11-25 - Isaac Rosenberg, English war poet and artist (d. 1918)
1891-05-19 - Oswald Boelcke, German World War I pilot (d. 1916)
1892-04-15 - Theo Osterkamp, World War I and World War II German fighter pilot (d. 1975)
1892-07-22 - Arthur Seyss-Inquart, Austrian chancellor (1930s)/war criminal
1892-12-27 - Alfred Edwin McKay, Canadian World War One flying ace (d. 1917)
1893-01-10 - Albert Jacka, Australian soldier, first Australian World War I Victoria Cross winner (d. 1932)
1893-03-18 - Wilfred Owen, England, anti-war poet (Anthem for Doomed Youth)
1893-04-26 - Draza Mihajlovic, Serbian WWII hero and war criminal (d. 1946)
1894-02-25 - Ernst Friedrich, Breslau Germany, pacifist (War Against War!)
1895-02-08 - King Vidor, director (War & Peace, Stella Dallas)
1895-03-31 - John Jay McCloy, lawyer/banker (Sec of War 1941-45, pres Chase Man)
1896-05-03 - Karl Allmenroder, German World War I Ace (d. 1917)
1896-06-06 - Henry Allingham, English first world war veteran
1896-06-07 - Douglas Campbell, American World War I flying ace (d. 1990)
1897-04-07 - Erich Loewenhardt, German flying ace of World War I (d. 1918)
1897-04-13 - Werner Voss, German World War I pilot (d. 1917)
1897-05-19 - Frank Luke, American World War I pilot (d. 1918)
1898-05-13 - Justin Tuveri, Italian veteran of the First World War (d. 2007)
1899-05-26 - Pieter Menten, Dutch war criminal
1899-11-29 - Andrija Artuković, Croatian war criminal (d. 1988)
1900-01-28 - Michael Dewar Head, composer
1900-05-23 - Hans Frank, German Nazi war criminal (d. 1946)
1900-06-14 - June Walker, IL, actress (War Nurse, Unforgiven)
1900-09-23 - Bill Stone, British serviceman; one of the last surviving veterans of World War I
1901-12-10 - F Fischer, German war criminal (Breda 4)
1902-09-22 - F R Boschvogel, [French LJ Ramon], Flemish writer (War of Worlds)
1903-12-13 - John Piper, British writer (US Churches in WW I)/official war painter
1904-01-08 - Karl Brandt, Alsacian Nazi war criminal (d. 1948)
1905-07-13 - Alfredo M. Santos, First Four-star General of the Armed Forces of the Philippines, World War II hero (d. 1990)
1905-11-04 - Martin Raschke, German author/publisher/war correspondent
1907-04-16 - August Eigruber, Austrian war criminal (d. 1947)
1908-01-16 - Günther Prien, German World War II submarine captain (d. 1941)
1908-02-22 - John Mills, England, actor (Big Sleep, King Rat, War & Peace)
1908-10-16 - Enver Hoxha, post-war leader of Albania (1944-85)
1911-03-16 - Dr. Josef Mengele, German, accused Nazi war criminal (d. 1979)
1912-08-30 - Nancy Wake AC GM, New Zealand-born World War II secret agent
1912-09-18 - Kurt Lotz, German business executive, second postwar CEO of Volkswagen (d. 2005)
1912-10-05 - Fritz Fischer (medical doctor), Nazi war criminal
1913-04-16 - Les Tremayne, London, actor (Angry Red Planet, War of the Worlds)

Famous Deaths

Deaths 1 - 100 of 128

1675-11-28 - Basil Feilding, 2nd Earl of Denbigh, English Civil War soldier (c. 1608)
1682-11-19 - Prince Rupert of the Rhine, Royalist commander in the English Civil War (b. 1619)
1777-01-12 - Hugh Mercer, American Revolutionary War officer (mortally wounded in battle) (b. 1726)
1779-01-22 - Claudius Smith, American Revolutionary War loyalist (b. 1736)
1790-05-29 - Israel Putnam, American Revolutionary War general (b. 1718)
US Defector General Benedict ArnoldUS Defector General Benedict Arnold (1801-06-14) 1801-06-14 - Benedict Arnold, Revolutionary War general, dies in London at 60
1802-02-26 - Esek Hopkins, American Revolutionary War admiral (b. 1718)
1807-05-17 - John Gunby, Maryland Soldier in the American Revolutionary War (b. 1745)
1813-06-28 - Gerhard JD von Scharnhorst, Prus min of War (1807-10), dies in battle
1818-05-26 - Michael A Barclay de Tolly, Russian fieldmarshal/War Minister, dies
1820-02-16 - Georg Carl von Döbeln, Swedish Lieutenant General and war hero (b. 1758).
1825-06-05 - Odysseas Androutsos, hero in the Greek War of Independence
1825-07-11 - Thomas P. Grosvenor, American Revolutionary War soldier (b. 1744)
1829-03-02 - Josefa Ortiz de Domínguez, conspirator and supporter of the Mexican War of Independence (b. 1768)
1833-09-28 - Lemuel Haynes, Revolutionary War veteran, dies at 88
1835-06-24 - Andreas Vokos Miaoulis, Greek admiral and politician, commander of Greek naval forces in Greek War of Independence (b. 1769)
1839-05-13 - Joseph Fesch, French cardinal/war commission/earl/senator, dies
1839-06-09 - Gerrit J Pijman, Dutch minister of War (1798-1800), dies at 89
1852-05-12 - John Richardson, Canadian writer (War of 1812), dies
1862-09-01 - Oliver Tilden, of the Bronx, killed in Civil War in Virginia
1863-08-26 - John Buchanan Floyd, US min of War (1857-60)/Confederate general, dies
1864-10-26 - "Bloody Bill" Anderson, American Civil War rebel guerrilla leader (b. 1839)
Canadian War Heroine Laura SecordCanadian War Heroine Laura Secord (1868-10-17) 1868-10-17 - Laura Secord, Canadian heroine of the war of 1812 (b. 1775)
1869-12-24 - Edwin M[cMasters] Stanton, US Secretary of War (1861-65), dies at 55
1870-02-14 - St. John Richardson Liddell, American Civil War Confederate General (b. 1815)
1877-09-05 - Crazy Horse [Tashunka Witko], last great Sioux war chief, dies at 37
1882-07-09 - Ignacio Carrera Pinto, Chilean war hero(b. 1848)
1890-12-31 - Pancha Carrasco, Costa Rican war heroine (b. 1826)
1891-02-14 - William Tecumseh Sherman, Union Civil War General, dies at 71
1898-03-11 - William Rosecrans, American Civil War Union general (b. 1819)
Union General William Tecumseh ShermanUnion General William Tecumseh Sherman (1891-02-14) 1901-09-25 - Arthur Fremantle, British general and American Civil War observer (b. 1835)
1904-04-13 - Vasili Vereshtshagin, Russian painter (War & Peace), dies
1906-03-04 - John McAllister Schofield, former U.S. Secretary of War and Commanding General of the U.S. Army (b. 1831)
1909-07-08 - Gaston AA marquis de Gallifet, Fren min of War (1899-1900), dies at 79
1910-11-20 - Leo Tolstoi, Russian earl/writer (War & Peace), dies at 82 [OS]
1911-03-13 - John J. Toffey, American Civil War Medal of Honor Recipient (b. 1844)
1914-02-24 - Joshua Chamberlain, Civil War hero for the Union on Little Round Top at the Battle of Gettysburg
1915-05-19 - John Simpson Kirkpatrick stretcher bearer with the Australian and New Zealand Army Corps at Gallipoli during World War I (b. 1892)
1915-09-13 - Andrew L. Harris, American Civil War hero and Governor of Ohio (b. 1835)
1916-01-03 - Grenville M. Dodge, American Civil War Union Army Major General (b. 1831)
1916-07-04 - Alan Seeger, American war poet (b. 1888)
1917-09-23 - Werner Voss, German World War I pilot (b. 1897)
1917-12-28 - Alfred Edwin McKay, Canadian World War One flying ace (b. 1892)
1918-03-20 - Lewis A. Grant, American Civil War General (b. 1828)
1918-05-19 - Raoul Lufbery, French-American World War I fighter pilot and flying ace (b. 1885)
1918-08-10 - Erich Lowenhardt, Germany flying ace of World War I (b. 1897)
1918-11-04 - Wilfred Owens, anti-war poet (Anthem for doomed youth), dies at 25
1924-11-04 - Richard Conner, American Civil War Medal of Honor Recipient (b. 1843)
1926-03-16 - Sergeant Stubby, decorated World War I dog
1928-02-29 - Armando V Diaz, Italian marshal/minister of War (1922-24), dies at 66
1930-12-11 - Friedrich von Bernhardi, German war theorist/historian, dies at 81
1937-10-09 - George AA Alting van Geusau, Dutch min of war (1918-20), dies at 73
1941-12-12 - Cesar Basa, Philippine Air Force and World War II hero (b. 1915)
1942-09-05 - François de Labouchère, French aviator of World War II, compagnon de la Libération. (b. 1917)
1942-09-15 - Jack Singer, US war reporter (Wasp), dies
1943-11-24 - Martin Raschke, German author/war correspondent, dies at 38
1944-04-09 - Evgeniya Rudneva, Russian World War II heroine (b. 1920)
1945-01-31 - Eddie Slovik, 1st US executed for desertion since Civil War at 25
1945-08-15 - Korechika Anami, Japanese War Minister (b. 1887)
1946-02-21 - José Streel, Belgian World War II collaborator (b. 1911)
1946-10-16 - Alfred Rosenberg, German war criminal, hanged
1946-10-16 - Fritz Sauckel, German war criminal, hanged
1946-10-16 - Hans Franc, German war criminal, hanged
Foreign Minister of the German Reich Joachim von RibbentropForeign Minister of the German Reich Joachim von Ribbentrop (1946-10-16) 1946-10-16 - Joachim von Ribbentrop, German war criminal, hanged
1946-10-16 - Wilhelm Frick, German war criminal, hanged
1947-05-02 - Dorothea Binz, Nazi war criminal (b. 1920)
1947-05-28 - August Eigruber, Austrian war criminal (b. 1907)
1947-05-30 - Georg Johannes, Ritter von Trapp World War I Austrian submarine commander (b. 1880); inspiration for "The Sound of Music"
1948-12-23 - Hideki Tojo, Japan PM (1941-44), hanged for war crimes at 64
1951-06-07 - Bobel, Braune, Naumann, Ohlendorf, Pohl, Schallenmair & Otto Schmidt, Nazi war criminals, hanged
1955-01-24 - Ira Hayes, American World War II hero (b. 1923)
1956-09-11 - Billy Bishop, Canadian pilot in World War I (b. 1894)
Canadian First World War Flying Ace Billy BishopCanadian First World War Flying Ace Billy Bishop (1956-09-11) 1959-03-16 - John Sailling, last documented Civil War vet, dies at 111
1962-05-31 - Adolf Eichmann, Nazi war criminal, hanged at Ramie Prison in Israel at 56
1963-05-13 - Alois Hudal, bishop, helped Nazi war criminals escape (b. 1885)
1966-02-03 - June Walker, actress (War Nurses), dies at 65
1966-11-02 - Sadao Araki, Japanese general/minister of War (1931-34), dies at 89
1967-08-26 - Dilawar Hussain, cricketer (Indian wicketkeeper in the 1930's), dies
1967-09-01 - Ilse Koch, Nazi war criminal (b. 1906)
1973-05-21 - Carlo E Gadda, Italian engineer/writer (War Diary), dies at 79
1974-11-23 - Cornelius Ryan, war reporter/historian (Bridge too Far), dies at 54
1976-08-24 - Michael Dewar Head, composer, dies at 76
1976-12-24 - Victor Stanitsin, actor (War & Peace, Jubilee), dies at 79
1978-01-22 - Oliver Leese, British World War II general (b. 1894)
1980-02-14 - Luitkonwar Rudra Baruah, Assamese composer and actor
1981-10-06 - [Mohammed] Anwar al-Sadat, pres Egypt (1970-81), assassinated at 62
1982-09-05 - Douglas Bader, RAF fighter pilot in World War II (b. 1910)
1982-11-01 - King Vidor, director (War & Peace), dies at 88 of a heart ailment
1987-11-14 - Pieter Menten, Dutch war criminal, dies at 88
1988-01-16 - Andrija Artuković, Croatian war criminal (b. 1899)
1988-07-13 - Samuel L Mendel, oldest US war veteran, dies at 104
1989-03-11 - John J. McCloy, United States Secretary of War (b. 1895)
1989-09-21 - F Fischer, German war criminal (4, Two of Breda), dies
1989-11-25 - Alva R. Fitch, American World War II and Korean soldier (b. 1907)
1990-02-07 - Alfredo M. Santos, First Four-star General of the Armed Forces of the Philippines, World War II hero (b. 1905)
1992-02-16 - George Mann MacBeth, Scottish journalist/poet (A War Quartet), dies
1993-03-24 - Peter Roovers, Dutch sculptor/teacher (war monuments), dies at 90
1994-02-04 - Harold Schneider, US producer (5 Easy Pieces, War Games), dies at 55
1994-04-01 - Stuart Sloan, war hero/test pilot, dies at 72
1994-04-07 - Evert Hartman, Dutch writer (War Without Friends), dies at 56


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