This day in military history.. - Page 104
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1203 4th Crusade: Crusaders capture Constantinople from Byzentines
1453 Battle of Castillon
1864 John Bell Hood replaces Joe Johnston as Commander of the Confederate Army of Tennessee
1942 Battle of Stalingrad begins
1944 1st combat use of napalm, near St. Lo, France
1989 1st flight B-2
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July 17 US Naval History
1858 - U.S. sloop Niagara departs Queenstown, Ireland, to assist in laying first trans-Atlantic telegraph cable.
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July 18 US Naval History
1775 - Continental Congress resolves that each colony provide armed vessels
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390 B.C. Battle of Allia
1389 Truce of Leulingham France & England signs a Truce that lasts 13 years (longest of the War) during the 100 Years War.
1656 Battle of Warsaw
1861 Battle of Blackburn's Ford, preliminary to Battle of 1st Manassas, Va.
1863 Battle of Battery Wagner, near Charleston, S.C. 5,000 Union troops attack against 1,000 defenders. Defenders open fire @ point blank range mortally wounding Brig. Gen. George Strong, wounding Brig. Gen. Truman Seymour & killing Col. Robert Shaw of the 54th Mass. Union briefly takes one corner of the Battery before being repulsed. Basis for the movie "Glory".
1942 Me-262 makes its 1st flight with only jet engines
1996 Battle of Mullaitiva, Sri Lanka
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711 Battle of Guadalete
1333 Battle of Halidon Hill
1544 1st Siege of Boulogne begins
1545 English warship Mary Rose sinks in battle
1588 naval Battle of Gravelines English defeat the Spanish Armada
1870 France declares War on Prussia
1916 Battle of Fromelles
1940 Battle of Cape Spada Royal Navy sinks Italian Light Cruiser Bartolomeo Colleoni
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July 19 US Naval History
1812 - USS Constitution escapes from British squadron after 3 day chase off New Jersey
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70 Siege of Jerusalem: Romans storm the Fortress of Antonia
1304 English take Stirling Castle
1402 Battle of Ankara
1656 Battle of Warsaw ends
1864 Battle of Peachtree Creek, Ga
1866 navan Battle of Lissa
1898 Boiler explodes on USS Iowa off Cuba
1917 Russians capture Gumiskhanek, Armenia
1944 Plot to assasinate Hitler fails
1961 French break siege of Bizerte, Tunisia
1974 Turkey invades Cyprus
2006 Ethiopia invades Somalia
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July 20 US Naval History
1846 - First visit of U.S. warships (USS Columbus and USS Vincennes) to Japan is unsuccessful in negotiating a treaty.
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838 Battle of Anzen
1298 Battle of Falkirk
1456 Siege of Belgrade: Final battle begins
1484 Battle of LochMaven Fair
1499 Battle of Dornach
1805 Battle of Cape Finisterre
1812 Battle of Salamanca
1864 Battle of Atlanta
1943 Allies liberate Palermo, Sicily
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July 21 US Naval History
1823 - After pirate attack, LT David G. Farragut leads landing party to destroy pirate stronghold in Cuba.
1944 - Invasion and recapture of Guam begins.
1946 - In first U.S. test of adaptability of jet aircraft to shipboard operations, XFD-1 Phantom makes landings and takeoffs without catapults from Franklin D. Roosevelt.
1987 - Navy escorts first Earnest Will Convoy in the Persian Gulf.