Today in War History (Part 5)
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 401 - 500 of 785
1932-07-28 - Battle between unemployed war veterans & federal troops, 4 die
1932-07-29 - Great Depression: in Washington, DC, U.S. troops disperse the last of the "Bonus Army" of World War I veterans.
1932-08-27 - Intl anti-war congress opens in Amsterdam
1932-08-29 - International Anti-War Committee forms in Amsterdam
1933-05-10 - Paraguay declares war on Bolivia
1934-02-12 - The Austrian Civil War begins.
1934-02-16 - Austrian Civil War ends with the defeat of the Social Democrats and the Republican Schutzbund.
1935-06-12 - Weapons pact ends 3 year war of Gran Chaco (Bolivia vs Paraguay)
1935-06-14 - Chaco War between Bolivia & Paraguay ends
1936-07-18 - Spanish Civil War begins, Gen Francisco Franco led uprising
1936-12-12 - Chinese leader Chiang Kai-shek declares war on Japan
Spanish Dictator Francisco Franco 1937-05-08 - 63rd Kentucky Derby: Charley Kurtsinger on War Admiral wins 2:03.2
1937-05-15 - 63rd Preakness: Charley Kurtsinger aboard War Admiral wins in 1:58.4
1937-06-05 - 69th Belmont: Charley Kurtsinger aboard War Admiral wins in 2:28.6
1937-08-14 - China declares war on Japan
1937-11-05 - World War II: Adolf Hitler holds a secret meeting and states his plans for acquiring "living space" for the German people.
1938-06-17 - Japan declares war on China
1938-09-28 - Dutch Premier Colijn sends radio message "No war coming"
1938-10-30 - Orson Welles panics a nation with broadcast of "War of the Worlds"
1938-11-01 - Seabiscuit beats War Admiral in a match race at Pimlico
1939-03-17 - Sino-Japanese War (1937-1945): The Battle of Nanchang between the Kuomintang and the Japanese breaks out.
1939-03-28 - Spanish Civil War ends, Madrid falls to Francisco Franco
1939-04-01 - US recognizes Franco government in Spain at end of Spanish civil war Pope Pius XII congratulates Generalissimo Franco's victory in Spain
1939-09-01 - Switzerland mobilizes its forces and the Swiss Parliament elects Henri Guisan to head the Swiss Army (an event that can happen only during war or mobilization).
1939-09-03 - Great Britain & France declare war on Germany after invasion of Poland
1939-09-03 - Britain declares war on Germany. France follows 6 hours later quickly joined by Australia, NZ, South Africa & Canada
Actor Orson Welles 1939-09-06 - South Africa declares war on nazi-Germany
1939-09-06 - World War II: The Battle of Barking Creek.
1939-09-08 - FDR declares "limited national emergency" due to war in Europe
1939-09-10 - Canada declares war on Germany
1939-09-10 - In WW II, Canada declared war on Germany
1939-09-11 - Iraq & Saudi Arabia declare war on nazi-Germany
1939-10-06 - Adolf Hitler denies he intends to go to war against France & Britain
1939-10-06 - Last Polish army is defeated in World War II.
1939-11-06 - World War II: Sonderaktion Krakau
1939-12-24 - World War II: Pope Pius XII makes a Christmas Eve appeal for peace.
1940-01-08 - World War II: Britain introduces food rationing.
1940-01-12 - World War II: Soviets bombs cities in Finland.
1940-02-29 - Finland initiates Winter War peace negotiations
1940-03-13 - The Russo-Finnish Winter War ends.
1940-03-18 - Benito Mussolini joins Hitler in Germany's war against France & Britain
Italian Dictator Benito Mussolini 1940-04-22 - Rear Adm Joseph Taussig testifies before US Senate Naval Affairs Committee that war with Japan is inevitable (He was right)
1940-05-10 - World War II: The first German bombs of the war fall on England at Chilham and Petham, in Kent.
1940-05-14 - World War II: The Netherlands surrenders to Germany.
1940-05-27 - World War II: In the Le Paradis massacre, 97 soldiers from a Royal Norfolk Regiment unit are shot after surrendering to German troops.
1940-06-10 - Italy declares war on France & Britain during WW II
1940-06-10 - World War II: Canada declares war on Italy.
1940-06-11 - Italy declares war on allies/raids Malta
1940-06-11 - World War II: British forces bomb Genoa and Turin in Italy.
1940-06-11 - World War II: First attack of the Italian Air force on the island of Malta.
1940-06-17 - World War II: sinking of the RMS Lancastria by the Luftwaffe near Saint-Nazaire, France.
1940-08-07 - Alsace Lorraine is annexed by the Third Reich (Germany) during World War II
1940-10-07 - World War II: the McCollum memo proposes bringing the U.S. into the war in Europe by provoking the Japanese to attack the United States.
1940-10-29 - Sec of War Henry L Stimson drew 1st number-158-in 1st peacetime military draft in US history
1940-11-16 - World War II: In response to Germany's leveling of Coventry, England two days before, the Royal Air Force bombs Hamburg.
1940-11-20 - World War II: Hungary, Romania and Slovakia join the Axis Powers.
1940-12-22 - World War II: Himarë is captured by the Greek army.
1941-01-02 - World War II: German bombing severely damages the Llandaff Cathedral in Cardiff, Wales.
1941-01-02 - World War II: The U.S. government announces its Liberty ship program to build freighters in support of the war effort.
1941-01-10 - World War II: The Greek army captures Kleisoura.
1941-01-16 - War Dept forms 1st Army Air Corps squadron for black cadets
1941-01-17 - Kuomintang forces under orders from Chiang Kai-Shek open fire at communist forces, resuming the Chinese Civil War after World War II.
1941-03-02 - World War II: First German military units enter Bulgaria after it joined the Axis Pact.
1941-03-04 - The United Kingdom launches Operation Claymore on the Lofoten Islands, during World War II.
1941-04-17 - World War II: The Kingdom of Yugoslavia surrenders to Germany.
1941-06-22 - Germany, Italy & Romania declares war on Soviet Union during WW II
1941-06-25 - Finland declares war on Soviet Union
1941-06-30 - World War II: Operation Barbarossa - Germany captures Lviv, Ukraine.
1941-07-07 - World War II: Beirut is occupied by Free France and British troops.
1941-07-13 - World War II: Montenegrins start popular uprising against the Axis Powers (Trinaestojulski ustanak).
1941-09-11 - World War II: The U.S. Navy is ordered to attack German U-boats.
1941-09-17 - World War II: A decree of the Soviet State Committee of Defense, restoring Vsevobuch in the face of the Great Patriotic War, is issued
1941-10-27 - Chicago Daily Tribune editorialize there will not be war with Japan
1941-11-29 - Passenger ship Lurline sends radio signal of sighting Jap war fleet
1941-12-08 - US & Britain declare war on Japan, US enters WW II
1941-12-09 - China declares war on Japan, Germany & Italy
1941-12-11 - Dutch government in London declares war on Italy
1941-12-11 - Germany & Italy declare war on US
1941-12-15 - The American Federation of Labor adopts a no-strike policy in war industries.
1941-12-17 - World War II: Beginning of the Siege of Sebastopol.
1941-12-20 - World War II: First battle of the American Volunteer Group, better known as the "Flying Tigers" in Kunming, China.
1942-01-02 - 28 nations, at war with Axis, pledge no separate peace
1942-01-12 - National War Labor Board created
1942-01-13 - Allied Conference for war trials
1942-01-13 - Interallied war trial conference publishes St James Declaration
1942-01-13 - World War II: First use of aircraft ejection seat by a German test pilot in a Heinkel He 280 jet fighter.
1942-02-02 - US auto factories switch from commercial to war production
1942-02-08 - Congress advises FDR that, Americans of Japanese descent should be locked up en masse so they wouldn't oppose the US war effort
1942-02-09 - Daylight Savings War Time goes into effect in US
32nd US President Franklin Roosevelt 1942-02-22 - World War II: President Franklin Roosevelt orders General Douglas MacArthur out of the Philippines as American defenses collapse
1942-03-29 - The Bombing of Lübeck in World War II was the first major success for the RAF Bomber Command against Germany and a German city.
1942-05-10 - World War II: The Thai Phayap Army invades the Shan States during the Burma Campaign.
1942-05-22 - Mexico declares war on nazi-Germany & Japan
1942-06-05 - USA declares war on Bulgaria, Hungary & Romania
1942-06-13 - FDR creates Office of War with Elmer Davis as head
1942-06-13 - The United States opens its Office of War Information.
1942-06-23 - World War II: Germany's latest fighter, a Focke-Wulf FW190 is captured intact when it mistakenly lands at RAF Pembrey in Wales.
1942-07-18 - World War II: the Germans test fly the Messerschmitt Me-262 using only its jet engines for the first time.
1942-07-23 - World War II: Operation Edelweiss begins.
1942-08-21 - World War II: a Nazi flag is installed atop the Mount Elbrus.
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