Today in War History (Part 4)
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 301 - 400 of 785
1914-08-03 - Great Britain declares war on Germany
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
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, leading to WW I
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.
1914-10-05 - World War I first aerial combat resulting in a kill.
1914-10-09 - German troops take Antwerp in World War I
1914-10-29 - Russia declares war on Turkey
1914-10-31 - Great Britain & France declare war on Turkey
1914-11-02 - Russia declares war on Turkey
1914-11-02 - Russia declares war on the Ottoman Empire.
1914-11-05 - Great Britain & France & Russia declares war on Turkey
1914-11-28 - World War I: Following a war-induced closure in July, the New York Stock Exchange re-opens for bond trading.
1914-12-16 - World War I: German battleships under Franz Von Hipper bombard the English ports of Hartlepool and Scarborough.
1914-12-23 - World War I: Australian and New Zealand troops arrive in Cairo, Egypt.
1915-03-05 - World War I: The LZ 33, a zeppelin, is damaged by enemy fire and stranded south of Ostend.
1915-04-18 - French pilot Roland Garros is shot down and glides to a landing on the German side of the lines during World War I.
1915-05-23 - Italy declares war on Austria-Hungary & Germany during WW I
1915-08-19 - World War I: the Battle of Van begins
1915-08-21 - Italy declares war on Turkey in World War One
1915-09-05 - Anti-war conference in Zimmerwald, Switzerland
1915-10-05 - Bulgaria enters World War I as one of the Central Powers.
1915-10-16 - Great Britain declares war on Bulgaria
1915-10-19 - Russia/Italy declares war on Bulgaria
1915-12-12 - Aristide Briand forms French war government
1916-01-08 - World War I: Allied forces withdraw from Gallipoli.
1916-03-09 - Germany declares war against Portugal
1916-08-02 - World War I: Austrian sabotage causes the sinking of the Italian battleship Leonardo da Vinci in Taranto.
1916-08-27 - Romania declares war on Austria-Hungary
1916-08-28 - Germany declares war on Romania
1916-08-28 - Italy declares war against Germany during WW I
1916-09-01 - Bulgaria declares war on Romania
Fighter Ace The Red Baron (Manfred von Richthofen) 1916-09-17 - World War I: Manfred von Richthofen [The Red Baron], a flying ace of the German Luftstreitkräfte, wins his first aerial combat near Cambrai, France.
1916-11-26 - Greece declares war on Germany
1916-12-06 - World War I: The Central Powers capture Bucharest.
1916-12-11 - David Lloyd George forms British war government
1916-12-23 - World War I: Battle of Magdhaba - Allied forces defeat Turkish forces in Egypt's Sinai peninsula.
1917-01-09 - World War I: the Battle of Rafa occurs near the Egyptian border with Palestine.
1917-03-11 - World War I: Baghdad falls to the Anglo-Indian forces commanded by General Stanley Maude.
1917-04-02 - Pres Wilson asks Congress to declare war against Germany
1917-04-06 - US declares war on Germany, enters World War I
1917-06-13 - World War I: the deadliest German air raid on London during World War I is carried out by Gotha G bombers and results in 162 deaths, including 46 children, and 432 injuries.
1917-08-06 - World War I: Battle of Mărăşeşti between the Romanian and German armies begins.
1917-08-14 - China declares war on Germany & Austria at start of WW I
1917-08-17 - Italy declares war on Germany & Turkey
1917-10-15 - World War I: At Vincennes outside of Paris, Dutch dancer Mata Hari is executed by firing squad for spying for Germany.
1917-10-26 - World War I:Brazil declared in state of war with Central Powers.
1917-10-31 - World War I: Battle of Beersheba - "last successful cavalry charge in history"
1917-12-07 - US becomes 13th country to declare war on Austria during World War I
1917-12-15 - World War I: An armistice is reached between the new Bolshevik government and the Central Powers.
1918-01-26 - Herbert Hoover, US Food Administrator, calls for "wheatless" & "meatless" days for war effort
1918-03-07 - World War I: Finland forms an alliance with Germany.
1918-04-21 - World War I: German fighter ace Manfred von Richthofen, known as "The Red Baron", is shot down and killed over Vaux sur Somme in France.
1918-05-15 - 43rd Preakness: Johnny Loftus aboard War Cloud wins in 1:53.6
1918-05-15 - The Finnish Civil War ends.
1918-07-19 - Wash catcher Eddie Ainsmith applies for deferment from the draft Sec of War Newton D Baker rules baseball players are not draft exempt
1918-07-20 - World War I: German troops cross the Marne.
1918-08-02 - Japan announces that it is deploying troops to Siberia in the aftermath of World War I.
1918-08-17 - Samuel Riddle buys Man o'War for $5,000
1918-09-26 - World War I: Battle of Meuse.
1918-10-01 - World War I: Arab forces under T. E. Lawrence (a/k/a "Lawrence of Arabia") capture Damascus.
1919-02-14 - The Polish-Soviet War begins.
1919-05-03 - Afghanistan Emir Amanoellah begins war against Great Britain
1919-05-17 - War Department (UK) orders use of National Star Insignia on all airplanes.
1919-05-19 - Mustafa Kemal Atatürk lands at Samsun on the Anatolian Black Sea coast, initiating what was later termed the Turkish War of Independence. The anniversary of this event is the official date of commemoration of the Pontic Greek Genocide in Greece and Cyprus.
1919-06-06 - Finland declares war on bolsheviks
1919-07-19 - Following Peace Day celebrations marking the end of World War I, ex-servicemen rioted and burnt down Luton Town Hall.
1920-05-18 - 46th Preakness: Clarence Kummer aboard Man o' War wins in 1:51.6
1920-06-12 - 52nd Belmont: Clarence Kummer aboard Man o' War wins in 2:14.2
1920-11-28 - Kilmichael Ambush, Battle of the Irish War of Independence.
1922-10-06 - The great powers of the first world war withdraw from Istanbul
1922-12-15 - IVVV (association) peace congress on war forms in Hague
1924-09-03 - Civil war breaks out in China (Gen Tsi moves to Shanghai)
1924-11-10 - Dion O'Banion, leader of the North Side Gang is assassinated in his flower shop by members of Johnny Torrio's gang, sparking the bloody gang war of the 1920s in Chicago.
1925-02-26 - Jihad-Saint war against Turkish government
1925-07-20 - Beirut sultan Pasja al-Atrasj calls Druzen for holy war against France
1925-08-18 - Belgian & US sign treaty about war debts
1925-11-12 - US & Italy sign peace accord about war debts
1926-02-25 - Kwo-Min-Tang (Guomindang) declares war on government/warlords
1926-05-17 - Chiang Kai-shek is made supreme war lord in Canton
1927-07-16 - Augusto Sandino begins 5½ year war against US occupation of Nicaragua
1927-07-24 - The Menin Gate war memorial is unveiled at Ypres.
1929-04-08 - Indian Independence Movement: At the Delhi Central Assembly, Bhagat Singh and Batukeshwar Dutt throw handouts and bombs to court arrest.
1929-05-19 - General Feng Yu-Xiang of China declares war on Chiang Kai-Shek government
1931-09-10 - Lord Cecil of British government says War was never so improbable
1931-09-28 - Peking (200,000 demonstrators demand declaration of war on Japan)
1932-02-04 - World War II: Japan occupies Harbin, China.
1932-05-29 - World War I Veterans begin to assemble in Washington, DC in the Bonus Army to request cash bonuses promised to them to be paid in 1945.
1932-06-17 - Bonus Army: around a thousand World War I veterans amass at the United States Capitol as the U.S. Senate considers a bill that would give them certain benefits.
1932-07-20 - In Washington, D.C., police fire tear gas on World War I veterans part of the Bonus Expeditionary Force who attempt to march to the White House.
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