Today in War History (Part 2)
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
Events 101 - 200 of 785
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.
1778-02-06 - England declares war on France
1778-07-03 - Prussia declares war on Austria
1778-07-10 - American Revolution: Louis XVI of France declares war on the Kingdom of Great Britain.
1779-05-13 - War of Bavarian Succession ends
1779-06-16 - In support of the US, Spain declares war on England
1779-06-16 - Spain declares war on the Kingdom of Great Britain, and the siege of Gibraltar begins.
1779-09-27 - John Adams negotiates Revolutionary War peace terms with Britain
1780-12-20 - Britain declares war on Holland
1780-12-20 - England declares war on Netherlands
1781-10-19 - Cornwallis surrenders at Yorktown at 2 PM; Revolutionary War ends
1784-01-14 - Revolutionary War ends; Congress ratifies Treaty of Paris
1787-08-10 - Turkey declares war on Russia
1788-02-09 - Austria declares war on Russia
1788-08-13 - Prussia joins Anglo-Dutch alliance to form Triple Alliance to prevent spread of Russo-Swedish War of 1788-90
1789-05-12 - Society of St Tammany is formed by Revolutionary War soldiers. It later becomes an infamous group of NYC political bosses
1789-08-07 - Congress creates Dept of War & Lighthouse Service
1789-09-29 - US War Dept established a regular army
1792-04-14 - France declares war on Austria, starting French Revolutionary Wars
1792-04-20 - France declares war on Austria, Prussia & Sardinia
1792-07-08 - France declares war on Prussia
1793-02-01 - France declares war on England & Netherlands
1795-03-05 - Treaty of Basel-Prussia ends war with France
1796-10-05 - Spain declares war on England
1799-01-09 - British Prime Minister William Pitt introduces income tax to raise funds for the war against Napoleon.
1799-03-12 - Austria declares war on France
1801-05-10 - First Barbary War: The Barbary pirates of Tripoli declare war on the United States of America.
1801-06-10 - Tripoli declares war on US for refusing tribute
1802-03-27 - Treaty of Amiens-French Revolutionary War ends
French Emperor Napoleon Bonaparte 1803-05-18 - Britain declares war on France after Napoleon Bonaparte continues interfering in Italy & Switzerland
1805-06-04 - Tripoli forced to conclude peace with US after war over tribute
1806-10-09 - Prussia declares war on France.
1807-06-14 - Emperor Napoleon I's French Grande Armee defeats the Russian Army at the Battle of Friedland in Prussia (modern Russian Kaliningrad Oblast) ending the War of the Fourth Coalition.
1807-06-22 - British board USS Chesapeake, a provocation leading to War of 1812
1808-09-13 - Finnish War: In the Battle of Jutas, Swedish forces under Lieutenant General Georg Carl von Döbeln beat the Russians, making von Döbeln a Swedish war hero.
1809-02-08 - Franz I of Austria declares war on France
1812-03-14 - Congress authorizes war bonds to finance War of 1812
1812-06-18 - War of 1812 begins as US declares war against Britain
1812-07-12 - US forces led by Gen Hull invade Canada (War of 1812)
1812-08-05 - War of 1812: Tecumseh's Native American force ambushes Thomas Van Horne's 200 Americans at Brownstone Creek, causing them to flee and retreat.
1813-07-05 - War of 1812: Three weeks of British raids on Fort Schlosser, Black Rock and Plattsburgh, New York begin.
1813-08-14 - British warship Pelican attacks & captures US war brigantine Argus
1813-12-18 - British take Ft Niagara in War of 1812
1813-12-29 - British burn Buffalo, NY during War of 1812
1814-05-30 - Napoleonic Wars: War of the Sixth Coalition - the Treaty of Paris (1814) is signed returning French borders to their 1792 extent.
1814-09-12 - Battle of North Point fought near Baltimore during War of 1812
1814-12-24 - Treaty of Ghent (end of US-Britain's War of 1812) signed
1815-01-08 - Battle of New Orleans-War of 1812 ended 12/24/1814 but nobody knew
1815-03-03 - US declares war on Algiers for taking US prisoners & demanding tribute
1815-04-10 - Austria declares war on realm of Naples
1817-11-20 - 1st Seminole War begins in Florida
1821-03-21 - First revolutionary act in Monastery of Agia Lavra, Kalavryta, Greek War of Independence.
1821-03-23 - Battle and fall of city of Kalamata, Greek War of Independence.
1821-05-08 - Greek War of Independence: The Greeks defeat the Turks in Gravia.
1821-05-12 - The first big battle of the Greek War of Independence against the Turks occurs in Valtetsi.
1822-01-14 - Greek War of Independence: Acrocorinth is captured by Theodoros Kolokotronis and Demetrius Ypsilanti.
1822-01-15 - Greek War of Independence: Demetrius Ypsilanti is elected president of the legislative assembly.
1822-05-16 - Greek War of Independence: The Turks capture the Greek town of Souli.
1824-03-05 - First Burmese War: The British officially declare war on Burma.
1824-03-11 - US War Dept creates the Bureau of Indian Affair
1824-06-21 - Greek War of Independence: Egyptian forces capture Psara in the Aegean Sea.
1825-07-21 - Java princess Dipo Negoro/Mangkubumi declare war on all non-islamics
1827-06-05 - Turks capture Acropolis & takes Athens during Greek War of Independ
1828-04-26 - Russia declares war on Turkey to support Greece's independence
1831-03-10 - The French Foreign Legion is established by King Louis-Philippe to support his war in Algeria.
1831-04-09 - Robert Jenkins loses an ear, starts war between Britain & Spain
1832-08-01 - The Black Hawk War ends.
1834-04-03 - The generals in the Greek War of Independence stand trial for treason.
1834-05-26 - Portuguese Civil war ends, Dom Miguel capitulates
1835-11-02 - 2nd Seminole War begins in Osceola
1836-11-11 - Chile declares war on Bolivia & Peru
1836-12-14 - The Toledo War unofficially ends.
1838-11-30 - Mexico declares war on France
1839-09-05 - The First Opium War begins in China.
1842-08-14 - Seminole War ends; Indians removed from Florida to Oklahoma
1845-06-04 - Mexican-US war starts
1846-02-16 - Battle of Sobraon ends 1st Sikh War in India
1846-05-08 - 1st major battle of Mexican War fought at Palo Alto Texas
1846-05-13 - US declares war on Mexico, 2 months after fighting begins
1848-07-06 - Mexican-American War ended with the Treaty of Guadaloupe Hidalgo
1848-07-23 - Battle of Custoza-Italian War of Independence, starts
1848-09-29 - Battle of Pákozd: Hungarian forces defeat Croats at Pákozd; the first battle of the War of Independence.
1849-10-06 - The execution of the 13 Martyrs of Arad after the Hungarian war of independence.
1854-03-28 - During the Crimean War, Britain & France declare war on Russia
1855-09-08 - Crimean war - assault of Malakof Tower under Mac-Mahon)
1856-02-29 - Hostilities in Russo-Turkish War cease
1856-10-08 - The Second Opium War or 2nd Anglo-Chinese War: begins with the Arrow Incident on the Pearl River.
1857-03-03 - Second Opium War: France and the United Kingdom declare war on China.
1857-07-18 - Louis Faidherbe, French governor of Senegal, arrives to relieve French forces at Kayes, effectively ending El Hajj Umar Tall's war against the French.
1858-05-04 - War of Reform (Mexico); Liberals establish capital at Vera Cruz
1859-03-18 - Vera Cruz besieged by Miramon (Cons) in Mexican War of Reform
1859-04-06 - US recognizes Liberal government in Mexico's War of Reform
1859-10-29 - Spain declares war on Morocco.
1860-08-03 - The Second Maori War begins in New Zealand.
1860-10-18 - The Second Opium War finally ends at the Convention of Peking with the ratification of the Treaty of Tientsin, an unequal treaty.
1861-01-11 - Mexico City captured by Juarez (Lib) in War of Reform
1861-01-18 - American Civil War - Georgia joins South Carolina, Florida, Mississippi, and Alabama in seceding from the United States.
1861-03-19 - The First Taranaki War ends in New Zealand.
1861-05-06 - Jefferson Davis approves a bill declaring War between US & Confederacy
1861-05-16 - Confederate government offers war volunteers $10 premium
Birthdays 101 - 155 of 155
1913-07-29 - Erich Priebke, Nazi war criminal
1913-11-28 - Hugo Pos, Suriname/Neth WW II prosecutor of minor war crimes Tokyo
1914-09-04 - Rudolf Leiding, German auto executive, third postwar chairman of Volkswagen (d. 2003)
1914-11-22 - Peter Woolridge Townsend, war hero courtier writer
1915-03-23 - Vasily Zaitsev, Soviet World War II hero (d. 1991)
1915-04-03 - Paul Touvier, war criminal
1915-05-06 - Orson Welles [George], Kenosha Wisc, actor (Citizen Kane, War of the Worlds), (d. 1985)
1916-01-09 - Peter Twinn, English World War II code-breaker (d. 2004)
1917-04-28 - Robert Cornthwaite, St Helen Oregon, actor (Thing, War of the Worlds)
1918-01-21 - Richard D. Winters, American war hero
1918-05-18 - George Welch, American pilot and war hero (d. 1954)
Actor Orson Welles (1915-05-06) 1918-07-04 - Alec Bedser, cricketer (mighty post-war England medium-pacer)
1918-11-18 - Tasker Watkins, Welsh World War II hero (d. 2007)
1918-12-25 - Anwar el-Sadat, Egyptian Pres (1970-81, Nobel 1978)
1919-07-16 - Hermine Braunsteiner, Nazi war criminal (d. 1999)
1919-10-10 - Gerald Etheridge Gomez, cricketer (post-war WI all-rounder)
1919-12-13 - Hans-Joachim Marseille, German flying ace of World War II (d. 1942)
1920-03-16 - Dorothea Binz, Nazi war criminal (d. 1947)
1920-07-16 - Anwar Hussain, cricketer (four Tests for Pakistan v India 1952-53)
1920-09-25 - Sergey Bondarchuk, Belozerka Ukraine, director (War & Peace)
1920-12-24 - Evgeniya Rudneva, Russian World War II heroine (d. 1944)
1921-02-28 - Pierre Clostermann, French World War II pilot (d. 2006)
1921-09-03 - Marguerite Higgins, American reporter and war correspondent, Pulitzer prize winner (d. 1966)
1922-02-24 - Kanwar Rai Singh, cricketer (batted at MCG in Test for India 1948)
1922-07-14 - Robin Olds, American World War II and Vietnam War ace fighter pilot (d. 2007)
1922-09-01 - Vittorio Gassman, Genoa Italy, actor (War & Peace)
1922-10-22 - John Weidner, Brussels, Belgium, war hero
1922-10-23 - Stuart Sloan, war hero/test pilot
1922-10-31 - Norodom Sihanouk, king/pres/prem Cambodia (My War with the CIA), (d. 2012)
1923-12-28 - Andrew Duggan, actor (Secret War of Harry Frigg, Winds of War)
1924-11-11 - Rusi Modi, cricketer (strong Indian batsman in post-War years)
1926-04-17 - Arthur Hockaday, director-Gen (Commonwealth War Graves Commission)
1926-09-03 - Alison Lurie, US, novelist (War Between the Tates)
1931-05-16 - Natwar Singh, Indian politician
1932-07-16 - Milly Vitale, Rome, actress (7 Little Foys, War & Peace, Juggler)
1935-03-22 - M[ichael] Emmet Walsh, Ogdensburg NY, actor (Wildcats, War Party)
1938-07-27 - Shirley Anne Field, England, actress (Alfie, War Lover) [or Jun 27]
1938-08-07 - Helen Caldicott, Melbourne Australia, physician/anti-war activist
1940-12-19 - Phil Ochs, El Paso Tx, anti-war folk singer (Joe Hill, War is Over)
1943-06-08 - William Calley, American war criminal
1944-11-12 - Johan van Doorn, [Johnny the Selfkicker], Dutch poet (War & Porridge)
1945-06-08 - Derek Underwood, cricketer ("Deadly" Maybe the best post-war SLA)
1949-03-14 - Michael Stedman, British World War I Historian and Author
1951-11-25 - Arturo Pérez Reverte, Spanish novelist and war reporter
1953-09-02 - Ahmad Shah Massoud, Afghan commander and a war hero (d. 2001)
1953-12-27 - Arthur Kent, newscaster [Scud Stud], (NBC-Gulf War coverage)
1955-12-24 - Anwar Khan, cricketer (bowled four overs for Pakistan 1979)
1958-11-28 - Georges Rutaganda, Rwandan war criminal
1960-11-02 - Tihomir Blaškić, Croatian war criminal
1966-03-10 - Stephen Mailer, NYC, actor (Red Meat, League of Their Own, War & Love)
1967-12-02 - Naeem Akhtar, Rawalpindi cricket medium-pacer (10-28 vs Peshawar 1995)
1973-01-01 - Anwar Mansoor Mangrio, Sindhi poet & research scholar.
1973-08-05 - Sanwar Hossain, Bangladeshi cricketer
1978-12-08 - Anwar Siraj, Ethiopian footballer
1981-03-28 - Edwar Ramirez, American baseball player
Deaths 101 - 128 of 128
1994-11-28 - Jerry Rubin, US anti-war activist (Youth Party), dies at 56
1996-04-22 - Hiteshwar Saikia, PM of Indian state of Assam (1991-96), dies
1996-05-17 - Rusi Modi, cricketer (736 runs 10 post-war Tests for India), dies
1998-02-15 - Martha Gelhorn, female war correspondent (Reuters), dies at 89
1999-04-19 - Hermine Braunsteiner, Nazi war criminal (b. 1919)
2000-07-12 - Charles Merritt, Canadian Army officer and recipient of the Victoria Cross during World War II (b. 1908)
2000-08-19 - Bineshwar Brahma, Bodo littérateur and religious figure (birth date unknown)
2002-02-22 - Roden Cutler, Australian diplomat and war hero (b. 1916)
2003-01-22 - Bill Mauldin, American World War II cartoonist (b. 1921)
2005-01-22 - Carlo Orelli, Italian veteran of World War I (b. 1894)
2005-03-09 - Kurt Lotz, German business executive, second postwar CEO of Volkswagen (b. 1912)
2005-03-17 - George F. Kennan, American Cold War strategist and historian (b. 1904)
2005-11-07 - Anthony Sawoniuk, Belarusian-born Nazi war criminal (b. 1921)
2005-11-21 - Alfred Anderson, last Scottish World War I (and Christmas Truce) veteran (b. 1896)
2006-01-06 - Hugh Thompson, Jr., decorated Vietnam War helicopter pilot (b. 1943)
2006-03-22 - Pierre Clostermann, French World War II pilot (b. 1921)
2006-07-21 - Ta Mok, "The Khmer Rouge Butcher", war criminal in Democratic Kampuchea (b. 1926)
2006-11-12 - General Jacob E. Smart, US Air Force leader World War II (b. 1909)
2007-01-02 - Mauno Jokipii, Finnish professor and World War II researcher (b. 1924)
2007-02-22 - Samuel Hinga Norman, Sierra Leonean alleged war criminal (b. 1940)
2007-08-06 - Heinz Barth, German convicted war criminal (SS) (b. 1920)
2007-10-05 - Justin Tuveri, Italian veteran of the First World War (b. 1898)
2007-10-11 - David Lee "Tex" Hill, World War Two fighter pilot, flying ace, 1st American Volunteer Group (b. 1915)
2008-03-12 - Lazare Ponticelli, the last "poilu", French foot soldier of World War One, dies at 110 (b. 1897)
2008-05-27 - Franz Künstler, Last remaining Austro-Hungarian Empire World War I veteran (b. 1900)
2008-06-16 - Mario Rigoni Stern, Italian writer, World War II veteran and Nazi concentration camp survivor (b. 1921)
2008-08-22 - Gladys Powers, Canadian World War I veteran (b. 1899)
2008-09-03 - Donald Blakeslee, American aviator, led 4th Fighter Group during World War II. (b.1918)