Today in War History (Part 6)
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 501 - 600 of 785
1942-08-22 - Brazil declares war on Germany, Japan & Italy
1942-08-23 - World War II: The last cavalry charge in history takes place at Izbushensky.
1942-08-27 - Cuba declares war on Germany, Japan & Italy
1942-09-12 - Free-Poland & Belgium asks pope to condemn nazi-war crimes
1942-11-12 - In World War II, battle of Guadalcanal began
1942-11-15 - World War II: First flight of the Heinkel He 219.
1942-12-17 - Allies in London sentence German war criminals
1942-12-22 - World War II: Adolf Hitler signs the order to develop the V-2 rocket as a weapon.
1943-02-09 - FDR orders minimal 48 hour work week in war industry
1943-02-14 - World War II: Rostov-on-Don, Russia is liberated.
1943-02-16 - World War II: The USSR reconquers Kharkov.
1943-02-20 - American movie studio executives agree to allow the Office of War Information to censor movies.
1943-03-14 - World War II - The Kraków Ghetto is 'liquidated'.
32nd US President Franklin Roosevelt 1943-04-08 - U.S. President Franklin Roosevelt, in an attempt to check inflation, freezes wages and prices, prohibits workers from changing jobs unless the war effort would be aided thereby, and bars rate increases to common carriers and public utilities.
1943-04-30 - Dutch strike against forced labor in Nazi Germany's war industry
1943-05-17 - World War II: the Dambuster Raids by No. 617 Squadron RAF on German dams.
1943-05-27 - US forbid racial discrimination in war industry
1943-07-28 - World War II: Operation Gomorrah: The British bomb Hamburg causing a firestorm that kills 42,000 German civilians.
1943-08-05 - World War II: at around 11 A.M during the Battle of Troina, Mount Etna erupts sending ash and lava miles into the sky.
1943-08-23 - World War II: Kharkov liberated.
1943-09-17 - World War II: The Russian city of Bryansk is liberated from Nazis.
1943-10-13 - Italy declares war on former Axis partner Germany
1943-10-26 - World War II: First flight of the Dornier Do 335 "Pfeil".
1943-10-31 - World War II: F4U Corsair accomplishes the first successful radar-guided interception.
1943-11-16 - World War II: American bombers strike a hydro-electric power facility and heavy water factory in German-controlled Vemork, Norway.
1944-01-03 - World War II: Top Ace Major Greg "Pappy" Boyington is shot down in his Corsair by Captain Masajiro Kawato flying a Zero.
1944-01-22 - During World War II, Allied forces begin landing at Anzio Italy
1944-01-29 - World War II: The Battle of Cisterna takes place in central Italy.
1944-01-29 - World War II: About 38 men, women, and children die in the Koniuchy massacre in Poland.
1944-01-30 - World War II: United States troops land on Majuro.
1944-02-02 - Baseball meets in NYC to discuss postwar action
1944-02-03 - World War II: United States troops capture the Marshall Islands.
1944-02-20 - World War II: The "Big Week" began with American bomber raids on German aircraft manufacturing centers.
1944-02-21 - "War As It Happens" news show premieres on NBC TV (NYC only)
1944-04-05 - World War II: 270 inhabitants of the Greek town of Kleisoura are executed by the Germans.
1944-06-10 - World War II: In Distomo, Boeotia Prefecture, Greece 218 men, women and children are massacred by German troops.
1944-06-19 - World War II: First day of the Battle of the Philippine Sea.
1944-06-26 - Yanks, Dodgers & Giants play unique 6 inn game for War Bonds, each playing successive innings, final score Dodgers-5, Yanks-1 & Giants-0
1944-06-30 - World War II: The Battle of Cherbourg ends with the fall of the strategically valuable port to American forces.
1944-07-09 - In World War II, US troops secure Saipan as Japan fell
1944-07-25 - World War II: Operation Spring - one of the bloodiest days for Canadians during the war: 18,444 casualties, including 5,021 killed.
1944-08-23 - World War II: Marseille liberated.
1944-09-08 - Russians march into Bulgaria; Bulgaria declares war on Germany
1944-09-08 - World War II: London is hit by a V2 rocket for the first time.
1944-11-01 - World War II: Units of the British Army land at Walcheren in the Netherlands.
1944-11-19 - World War II: U.S. President Franklin Roosevelt announces the 6th War Loan Drive, aimed at selling $14 billion USD in war bonds to help pay for the war effort.
1944-11-25 - World War II: A German V-2 rocket hits a Woolworth's store in Deptford, United Kingdom, killing 160 shoppers.
1944-12-03 - The Greek Civil War breaks out in a newly-liberated Greece, between communists and royalists.
1944-12-31 - World War II: Hungary declares war on Germany.
1945-01-12 - World War II: The Soviets begin a large offensive against the Nazis in Eastern Europe.
1945-01-23 - World War II: Karl Dönitz launches Operation Hannibal.
1945-02-14 - World War II: Prague is bombed probably due to a mistake in the orientation of the pilots bombing Dresden.
1945-02-14 - World War II: Mostar is liberated by Yugoslav partisans.
1945-02-16 - Venezuela declares war on nazi-Germany
1945-02-21 - Archbishop De Jong calls for help with war casualties
1945-02-24 - Egypt & Syria declares war on nazi-Germany
1945-02-25 - World War II: Turkey declares war on Germany.
1945-03-04 - Finland declares war on nazi-Germany
1945-03-05 - World War II: The "Battle of the Ruhr" begins.
1945-03-27 - World War II: Operation Starvation, the aerial mining of Japan's ports and waterways begins.
1945-03-29 - World War II: Last day of V-1 flying bomb attacks on England.
1945-03-30 - World War II: a defecting German pilot delivers a Messerschmitt Me 262A-1 to Americans.
1945-04-09 - World War II: The Battle of Königsberg, in East Prussia, ends.
1945-04-26 - World War II: Battle of Bautzen - last successful German tank-offensive of the war and last noteworthy victory of the Wehrmacht.
1945-04-27 - World War II: The Völkischer Beobachter, the newspaper of the Nazi Party, ceases publication.
1945-05-05 - World War II: Admiral Karl Dönitz, leader of Germany after Hitler's death, orders all U-boats to cease offensive operations and return to their bases.
1945-05-06 - World War II: Axis Sally delivers her last propaganda broadcast to Allied troops (first was on December 11, 1941).
1945-05-09 - World War II: Partisans liberate Ljubljana.
1945-05-09 - World War II: Hermann Göring is captured by the United States Army.
1945-05-09 - World War II: The Soviet Union marks Victory Day.
1945-05-09 - World War II: The Channel Islands are formally liberated by the British.
1945-05-15 - World War II: The final skirmish in Europe is fought near Prevalje, Slovenia.
1945-05-21 - German war criminal Heinrich Himmler captured
1945-07-05 - World War II: Liberation of the Philippines declared.
1945-08-08 - USSR declares war against Japan in WW II
1945-08-15 - World War II: Korean Liberation Day.
1945-09-08 - Hideki Tojo, Japanese PM during most of WW II, attempts suicide rather than face war crimes tribunal attempt fails, later he is hanged
Chinese Prime Minister Mao Tse-Tung 1945-10-11 - Chinese civil war begins, Chiang Kai-Shek vs Mao Tse-Tung
1945-10-18 - Nazi war crime trial opens in Nuremberg
1945-11-10 - Heavy battle in Surabaya between Indonesian nationalists and returning colonialists after World War II, celebrated as Heroes' Day (Hari Pahlawan).
1945-12-31 - Bradman scores 112, his 1st post-War century, SA v Aust Services
1946-02-12 - World War II: Operation Deadlight ends after scuttling 121 of 154 captured U-boats.
1946-03-31 - The first election is held in Greece after World War II.
1946-04-29 - 28 former Jap leaders indicted in Tokyo as war criminals
1946-06-03 - Intl Milt Tribunal opens in Tokyo against 28 Japanese war criminals
1946-09-30 - 22 Nazi leaders found guilty of war crimes at Nuremberg
1946-10-01 - 12 war criminals sentenced to death in Nuremberg
1946-10-16 - 10 Nazi leaders hanged as war criminals after Nuremberg trials
1946-10-25 - 1st trial against nazi war criminals (Neurenberg)
1946-12-19 - War breaks out in Indochina as Ho Chi Minh attacks French in Hanoi
1947-05-03 - New post-war Japanese constitution goes into effect.
1947-07-25 - US Air Force, Navy & War Dept form US Dept of Defense
1948-05-20 - 1st use of Israeli Air Force & 1st war victory, defeating Syrian army
1948-06-21 - Rhodes conference on Israeli-Arab war opens
1948-09-05 - In France, Robert Schuman becomes President of the Council while being Foreign minister, As such, he is the negotiator of the major treaties of the end of World War II.
1948-09-10 - Bijz Criminal division sentences war criminal Jacob Folks to life
1948-11-12 - Japanese premier Hideki Tojo sentenced to death by war crimes tribunal
1949-02-12 - Panic in Quito Ecuador, after "War of the World" played on radio
1949-07-20 - Israel's 19 month war of independence ends
1949-11-06 - Greeks civil war ends
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