Today in the History of War (Part 3)
Sub-Topics: American Civil War - American Indian Wars - American Revolutionary War - Boer Wars - Cold War - Falklands War - Greek War of Independence - Gulf War - Korean War - Kosovo War - New Zealand Wars - Spanish Civil War - Terrorism - Vietnam War - War of the Pacific - Weapons - World War One - World War Two
Related Topics: War Crimes
Events 201 - 300 of 753
1862-01-26 - Lincoln issues General War Order #1, calling for a Union offensive, General George McClellan ignores order
1862-03-31 - Civil War action at Island #10 on Mississippi River
1862-08-25 - Secretary of War authorizes Gen Rufus Saxton to arm 5,000 slaves
1862-09-17 - Battle of Antietam, bloodiest day in Civil War (Sharpsburg Md), 23,110 die
1862-11-17 - Confederate Sec of War George B Randolph resigns
1863-01-17 - Civil War skirmish near Newtown, Virginia
Union General George McClellan 1863-01-26 - American Civil War: Massachusetts Governor receives permission from Secretary of War to raise a militia organization for men of African descent (54th Massachusetts Regiment)
1863-01-31 - 1st black Civil War regiment, SC Volunteers, mustered into US army
1863-05-22 - War Dept establishes Bureau of Colored Troops
1863-08-15 - The Anglo-Satsuma War begins between the Satsuma Domain of Japan and the United Kingdom (Traditional Japanese date: July 2, 1863).
1863-09-20 - Civil War Battle of Chickamauga, near Chattanooga Tenn, ends
1864-01-27 - Civil War skirmish at Kelly's Ford, Va
1864-02-01 - 2nd German-Danish war begins
1864-02-20 - Civil War battle of Olustee, Florida
1864-04-17 - Grant suspends prisoner-of-war exchanges
1864-05-21 - Russia declares an end to the Russian-Circassian War and many Circassians are forced into exile. The day is designated to be the Circassian Day of Mourning.
Confederate General Robert E. Lee 1864-06-03 - General Robert E. Lee wins his last victory of Civil War at Battle of Cold Harbor
1865-02-27 - Civil War skirmish near Sturgeon, Missouri
1865-05-12 - Last land action of Civil war at Palmito Ranch, Texas
1865-05-13 - Battle of Palmito Ranch, near Brownsville, Texas: final engagement of the American Civil War, Private John Jefferson Williams of B Company, 34th Regiment Indiana Infantry is last man killed
1866-04-02 - US President Johnson ends civil war in Ala, Ark, Fla, Ga, Miss, La, NC, SC, Tn & Va
1866-06-20 - Italy declares war on Austria
1866-08-20 - President Andrew Johnson formally declares Civil War over
17th US President Andrew Johnson 1866-09-22 - Decisive battle of Curupaity in the War of the Triple Alliance.
1867-08-12 - US President A Johnson defies Congress suspending Secretary of War Edwin Stanton
1868-04-13 - Abyssinian War ends as British and Indian troops capture Magdala and Ethiopian Emperor commits suicide
1869-08-16 - Battle of Acosta Ñu: A Paraguay battalion made up of children is massacred by the Brazilian Army during the War of the Triple Alliance.
1870-07-19 - France declares war on Prussia; Franco-Prussian war begins
1872-11-29 - Indian Wars: The Modoc War begins with the Battle of Lost River.
1876-03-04 - US Congress decides to impeach Minister of War Belknap
1876-06-30 - Serbia declares war on Turkey
1876-07-03 - Montenegro declares war on Turkey
1877-04-24 - Russo-Turkish War, 1877-1878: Russia declares war on Ottoman Empire.
1878-02-02 - Greece declares war on Turkey
1878-02-18 - John Tunstall is murdered by outlaw Jessie Evans, sparking the Lincoln County War in Lincoln County, New Mexico.
1879-01-11 - Zulu war against British colonial rule in South Africa begins
1879-01-12 - British Zulu War begins: Lt-General Chelmsford invades Zululand
1879-03-23 - War of the Pacific was fought between Chile and the joints forces of Bolivia and Peru. Chile successfully took over Arica and Tarapacá which left Bolivia as a landlocked country.
1879-04-05 - Chile declares war on Bolivia and Peru, starting the War of the Pacific.
1879-05-21 - War of the Pacific: Two Chilean ships blocking the harbor of Iquique (then belonging to Peru) battle two Peruvian vessels in the Battle of Iquique.
1879-10-08 - War of the Pacific: the Chilean Navy defeats the Peruvian Navy in the Battle of Angamos, Peruvian Admiral Miguel Grau is killed in the encounter.
1880-06-07 - War of the Pacific: The Battle of Arica, assault and capture of Morro de Arica (Arica Cape), that ended the Campaña del Desierto (Desert Campaign).
1883-07-24 - Arabi Pasha declares a holy war in Egypt
1884-10-06 - Naval War College forms in Newport RI
1885-03-30 - The Battle for Kushka triggers the Pandjeh Incident which nearly gives rise to war between the British Empire and Russian Empire.
1888-03-02 - The Convention of Constantinople is signed, guaranteeing free maritime passage through the Suez Canal during war and peace.
1895-02-24 - Cuban war for independence begins
1895-04-17 - Treaty of Shimonoseki signed, ends 1st Sino-Japanese War (1894-95)
1896-08-27 - Britain defeated Zanzibar in a 38-minute war (9:02 AM-9:40 AM)
1898-04-11 - President McKinley asks for Spanish-American War declaration
1898-04-21 - Spanish-American War: The U.S. Congress, on April 25, recognizes that a state of war exists between the United States and Spain as of this date.
1898-04-22 - 1st Spanish-American War action: USS Nashville, takes enemy ship
1898-04-24 - Spanish-American War: Spain delares war after rejecting US ultimatum to withdraw from Cuba
1898-04-25 - Spanish-American War: The United States declares state of war on Spain effective from 21st April.
1898-12-10 - Spanish-American War ends; US acquires Philippines, PR & Guam
1899-02-04 - The Philippine-American War begins.
1899-02-06 - Spanish-American War ends, peace treaty ratified by Senate
1899-10-11 - South African Boers declare war on Great Britain
1899-10-12 - South Africa Boer Republic declares war on England
1901-11-27 - Army War College forms in Washington DC
1901-11-27 - U.S. Army War College is established.
1902-05-31 - Boer War Ends; Treaty of Unity signed, Britain annexes Transvaal
Inventor Thomas Edison 1903-01-04 - Topsy, an elephant, was electrocuted by Thomas Edison during the War of Currents campaign.
1903-02-21 - Cornerstone laid for US army war college, Washington, DC
1904-09-29 - 1st monument honoring Spanish American War erected (Monroeville Ohio)
1905-03-25 - Confederate battle flags captured during the American Civil War are returned to South
1907-12-21 - Dutch government of De Master falls due to war budget
1911-07-20 - Generals Henry Wilson/Auguste Dubail sign plan for British Expeditionary army in case of war with Germany
1911-08-23 - British premier Asquith holds secret meeting about British strategy in case of war with Germany
1911-09-29 - Italy declares war on Turkey, starting the Italo-Turkish War
1911-09-29 - Italy declares war on the Ottoman Empire.
1912-09-15 - War between Turkey & Montenegro breaks out in Albania
1912-10-08 - Montenegro declares war on Turkey, beginning 1st Balkan War
1912-10-17 - Bulgaria, Greece & Serbia declares war on Turkey
1912-11-25 - Socialist International rejects that world war is coming
1913-05-30 - 1st Balkan War ends, Treaty of London
1913-06-25 - American Civil War veterans begin arriving at the Great Reunion of 1913.
1913-07-01 - Serbia & Greece declare war on Bulgaria
1913-07-10 - Romania declares war on Bulgaria
1913-08-10 - 2nd Balkan War ends, Treaty of Bucharest, Bulgaria loses
1914-03-01 - Dutch Minister of war H Colijn named director of British Petroleum
Archduke of Austria Franz Ferdinand 1914-06-28 - Franz Ferdinand, Archduke of Austria and his wife Sophie are assassinated in Sarajevo by young Serbian nationalist Gavrilo Princip at 10.45, the casus belli of WWI
1914-07-05 - Germany offers Austria war aid to fight against Russia in Serbia
1914-08-01 - Kaiser Wilhelm II of Germany declares war on his nephew Tsar Nicholas II (WW I) of Russia in WWI
1914-08-01 - Trois Vierges: German 69th infantry regiment enters Luxembourg on outbreak of WWI
1914-08-03 - Germany invades Belgium & declares war on France in WW I
1914-08-04 - Germany declares war on Belgium; Britain declares war on Germany
1914-08-05 - Montenegro declares war against Austria-Hungary in World War I
Tsar Nicholas II 1914-08-06 - Austria-Hungary declares war on Russia & Serbia
1914-08-06 - Serbia declares war against Germany
1914-08-06 - Denis Patrick Dowd Jr. enlists in the French Foreign Legion, becoming the first American to fight in World War I.
1914-08-08 - Montenegro declares war on Germany
1914-08-11 - France declares war on Austria-Hungary
1914-08-12 - Great Britain declares war on Austria-Hungary
1914-08-13 - France declares war on Austria-Hungary
1914-08-16 - World War I: Battle of Cer begins.
1914-08-23 - Japan declares war on Germany in World War I
1914-08-27 - US war reporter Richard H Davis visits Leuven
1914-09-08 - World War I: Private Thomas Highgate becomes the first British soldier to be executed for desertion during the war.
1914-09-09 - World War I: The creation of the Canadian Automobile Machine Gun Brigade, the first fully mechanized unit in the British Army.
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