550 Ostrogoths take Rome
1761 British capture Pondicherry, India from the French
1780 naval Battle of Cape St. Vincent(not the more famous one during the Napolionic Wars)
1809 Battle of La Coruna
1863 CSS Florida sorties from Mobile, Ala.
1865 2 drunk US Navy sailors detonate a magazine with a torch @ Ft Fisher, inflicting heavy casulties on the 169th New York, whose men were sleeping above the magazine.
1878 Battle of Philippopolis