Today in War History (Part 8)
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 701 - 785 of 785
1981-06-06 - Maya Yang Lin wins competition to design the Vietnam War Memorial
1981-10-08 - Pres Reagan greeted predecessors Jimmy Carter, Gerald R Ford & Richard Nixon before sending them to Egypt for Anwar Sadat's funeral
1981-10-10 - Anwar Sadat's funeral service is held in Cairo
1981-12-14 - Israel annexes Golan Heights (seized from Syria in war of 1967)
1982-03-11 - Menachem Begin & Anwar Sadat sign peace treaty in Wash DC
1982-03-19 - Falklands War: Argentinian forces land on South Georgia Island, precipitating war with the U.K..
1982-07-12 - FEMA promises survivors of a nuclear war will get their mail
1982-10-14 - Pres Reagan proclaims war against drugs
1982-11-13 - Vietnam War Memorial dedicated in Washington DC
1983-01-25 - Nazi war criminal Klaus Barbie arrested in Bolivia
1983-02-24 - A special commission of the U.S. Congress releases a report that condemns the practice of Japanese internment during World War II.
Israeli Prime Minister Menachem Begin 1983-09-29 - 1st time Congress invokes War Powers Act
1983-11-25 - Syria & Saudi Arabia announce cease-fire in PLO civil war in Tripoli
1983-12-17 - Bomb attack on Harrod's war house in London, 5 killed, 94 injured
1985-03-01 - Pentagon accepts theory that atomic war would cause a nuclear winter
1985-03-04 - War veterans returned to the "Bridge over the River Kwai"
1985-10-12 - Intl Physicians for Prevention of Nuclear War receives Nobel Prize
1986-04-17 - Netherlands & Scilly Islands sign peace treaty (war of 1651)
1986-05-14 - Institute for War documents publishes Anne Franks complete diary
1987-04-20 - US deports Karl Linnas, charged with nazi war crimes, to USSR
1987-05-28 - Monitor, Civil War warship, is discovered by a deep sea robot
1988-02-29 - NYC Mayor Koch calls Reagan a "WIMP" in the war on drugs
1988-03-20 - Eritrean War of Independence: Having defeated the Nadew Command, the Eritrean People's Liberation Front enters the town of Afabet, victoriously concluding the Battle of Afabet.
1988-08-19 - Iran-Iraq begin a cease-fire in their 8-year-old war (11 PM EDT)
1988-10-03 - Lebanese kidnappers release Mithileshwar Singh (held for 30 months)
1989-01-27 - German war criminals Fischer & Aus der Funten freed
Jewish Victim & Diarist of the Holocaust Anne Frank 1989-02-27 - German war criminals Aus der Funten/Fischer, freed in Holland
1989-05-24 - French war criminal Paul Touvier arrested in monastery in Nice
1990-10-20 - Antiwar protest marches begin in 20 US cities (US-Iraq)
1990-11-23 - Test Cricket debut of Saeed Anwar (Pak v WI), scores 0 & 0
1991-01-12 - US Congress gives George Bush authority to wage war against Iraq
1991-01-20 - Sudan's government imposes Islamic law nationwide, worsening the civil war between the country's Muslim north and Christian south.
1991-02-21 - USSR announces Iraq agrees to a proposal to end Persian Gulf War US calls the plan unacceptable
1991-02-22 - Bush & US Gulf War allies give Iraq 24 hrs to begin Kuwait withdrawal
1991-02-24 - US & allies begin a ground war assault on Iraqi troops
1991-02-27 - Gulf War ends after Iraqi troops retreated & Kuwait is re-taken by the US
1991-02-27 - US led allied 6 week war with Iraq ends
1991-03-06 - Following Iraq's capitulation in the Persian Gulf conflict, Pres Bush told Congress that "aggression is defeated. The war is over"
1991-04-03 - UN Security Council adopts Gulf War truce resolution
1991-05-01 - Angola's civil war ends
1992-01-13 - Japan apologizes for forcing Korean women into sexual slavery during World War II.
US President George H. W. Bush 1992-02-03 - Defense opens calling Noriega "our ally in war on drugs"
1992-10-04 - The Rome General Peace Accords ends a 16 year civil war in Mozambique.
1994-03-29 - Serbs & Croats signed a cease-fire to end the war in Croatia
1994-07-25 - Jordan & Israeli end 46 year state of war (Wash DC)
1994-11-20 - The Angolan government and UNITA rebels sign the Lusaka Protocol in Zambia, ending 19 years of civil war (localized fighting resumed the next year).
1995-05-01 - Croatian forces launch Operation Flash during the Croatian War of Independence.
1995-07-27 - In Washington, DC, the Korean War Veterans Memorial is dedicated.
1996-05-10 - 2 US Marine helicopters collided during joint US & British war games
1996-08-23 - Osama bin Laden issues message entitled 'A declaration of war against the Americans occupying the land of the two holy places.'
1997-10-25 - After a brief civil war which has driven President Pascal Lissouba out of Brazzaville, Denis Sassou-Nguesso proclaims himself the President of the Republic of the Congo.
1999-01-21 - War on Drugs: In one of the largest drug busts in American history, the United States Coast Guard intercepts a ship with over 4,300 kg (9,500 lb) of cocaine on board.
1999-05-27 - The International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia in The Hague, Netherlands indicts Slobodan Milošević and four others for war crimes and crimes against humanity committed in Kosovo.
1999-10-22 - Maurice Papon, an official in the Vichy France government during World War II, is jailed for crimes against humanity.
2000-05-02 - Her Royal Highness Princess Margriet of the Netherlands unveils the Man With Two Hats monument in Apeldoorn and the other in Ottawa on May 11, 2000. Symbolically linking both Netherlands and Canada for their assistance throughout World War II.
2001-04-01 - Former president of Federal Republic of Yugoslavia Slobodan Milošević surrenders to police special forces, to be tried on charges of war crimes.
43rd US President George W. Bush 2001-09-20 - In an address to a joint session of Congress and the American people, U.S. President George W. Bush declares a "war on terror".
2001-11-13 - War on Terrorism: In the first such act since World War II, US President George W. Bush signs an executive order allowing military tribunals against foreigners suspected of connections to terrorist acts or planned acts on the United States.
2001-11-14 - War in Afghanistan: Afghan Northern Alliance fighters takeover the capital Kabul.
2002-01-18 - Sierra Leone Civil War was finally declared over.
2002-02-12 - The trial of former President of Federal Republic of Yugoslavia Slobodan Milošević begins at the United Nations war crimes tribunal in The Hague. He eventually dies four years later before its conclusion.
2002-07-01 - The International Criminal Court is established to prosecute individuals for genocide, crimes against humanity, war crimes, and the crime of aggression.
2003-02-10 - France and Belgium break the NATO procedure of silent approval concerning the timing of protective measures for Turkey in case of a possible war with Iraq.
2003-02-15 - An estimated eleven million people around the world take to the streets to protest against the looming war with Iraq
2003-03-14 - Start of weekend of protests against war in Iraq that are attended by millions
2003-03-17 - British Cabinet Minister Robin Cook, resigns over government plans for the war with Iraq.
2003-11-12 - Iraq war: In Nasiriya, Iraq, at least 23 people, among them the first Italian casualties of the 2003 Iraq war are killed in a suicide bomb attack on an Italian police base.
2004-03-02 - War in Iraq: Al Qaeda carries out the Ashoura Massacre in Iraq, killing 170 and wounding over 500.
2004-05-09 - Chechen president Akhmad Kadyrov is killed in a land mine bomb blast under a VIP stage during a World War II memorial victory parade in Grozny, Chechnya.
2004-05-29 - The World War II Memorial is dedicated in Washington, D.C.
2004-09-21 - The Communist Party of India (Marxist-Leninist) People's War and the Maoist Communist Centre of India merge to form the Communist Party of India (Maoist).
Islamic Militant & Terrorist Osama bin Laden 2004-11-07 - War in Iraq: The interim government of Iraq calls for a 60-day "state of emergency" as U.S. forces storm the insurgent stronghold of Fallujah.
2004-11-08 - War in Iraq: More than 10,000 U.S. troops and a small number of Iraqi army units participate in a siege on the insurgent stronghold of Fallujah.
2004-11-11 - New Zealand Tomb of the Unknown Warrior dedicated at the National War Memorial, Wellington.
2005-05-08 - The new Canadian War Museum opens, in commemoration of the 60th anniversary of V-E Day.
2005-10-30 - The rebuilt Dresden Frauenkirche (destroyed in the firebombing of Dresden during World War II) is reconsecrated after a thirteen-year rebuilding project.
2005-12-08 - Ante Gotovina, Croatian army general accused of war crimes, is captured in the Playa de las Américas, Tenerife by the Spanish police.
2005-12-23 - Chad declares a state of war against Sudan following a December 18 attack on Adré, which left about 100 people dead.
2005-12-28 - A U.S. immigration judge orders John Demjanjuk deported to Ukraine for crimes against humanity committed during World War II.
2006-11-11 - The New Zealand war memorial monument was unveiled by Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II in London, United Kingdom, commemorating the loss of soldiers from the New Zealand Army and the British Army.
2007-04-27 - Estonian authorities remove the Bronze Soldier, a Soviet Red Army war memorial in Tallinn, amid political controversy with Russia.
2008-02-19 - Toshiba announces its formal recall of its HD DVD video formatting, ending the format war between it and Sony's Blu-Ray Disc
2008-07-10 - Former Macedonian Interior Minister Ljube Boškoski is acquitted of all charges by a UN Tribunal accusing him of war crimes.
2008-07-21 - Bosnian-Serb war criminal Radovan Karadžić is arrested in Serbia and is indicted by the UN's ICTY tribunal.
2008-08-08 - Georgian invasion into South Ossetia. Begin of five-day war between Georgia and Russia.
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