About This day in military history.. Page 3
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It's great to see that others have started to post in here as well.
I was a bit busy yesterday so I didn't have time to update the thread, but I'll be back again later today..
|October 29th, 2005||#22|
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October 29, 1940: British and Commonwealth forces land on the island of Crete in the Mediterranean. source: http://www.feldgrau.com/october.html
1944 - Breda in the Netherlands is liberated by 1st Polish Armoured Division source: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/29_October
29 - 30 October 1950 Australians reach Chongju
Australian troops of the 3rd Battalion, Royal Australian Regiment, reach Chongju, the most northerly point of their advance into North Korea. In two days fierce fighting against determined North Korean opposition the Australians clear Chongju and the surrounding ridges. source: http://www.awm.gov.au/atwar/thismonth/index.asp
"It doesn't take a hero to order men into battle. It takes a hero to be one of those men who goes into battle." - Norman Schwarskopf, Commander of Desert Storm Operations
|October 29th, 2005||#23|
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Here we go:
Babylon falls to Cyrus the Great of Persia
Byzantine troops occupy Antioch Syria
Emperor disposes of Bishop Cadalus & Pope Honorius II
1618 Sir Walter Raleigh is executed in LondonSir Walter Raleigh, English adventurer, writer, and favorite courtier of Queen Elizabeth I, is beheaded in London, under a sentence brought against him 15 years earlier for conspiracy against King James I.
Battle of Wauhatchie (Brown's Ferry) concludes
16,000 Jews killed in Pinsk Russia
The British protest against the persecution of Jews
Israel's army attacked Egypt in the Sinai Peninsula in a fight for control of the Suez Canal area.
Soviets 1st scheduled shuttle launch (postponed)
John Glenn returns to space
|October 30th, 2005||#24|
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1270 - The Eighth Crusade and siege of Tunis end by an agreement between Charles I of Sicily (brother to King Louis IX of France, who had died months earlier) and the sultan of Tunis.
1340 - Battle of Rio Salado
1470 - Henry VI of England returns to the throne after Earl of Warwick defeats Yorkists in battle.
1864 - Second war of Schleswig ends: Duke Frederick and the Danish Crown recognize Prussia's and Austria's annexation of Schleswig, Holstein and Lauenburg.
1918 - The Ottoman Empire signs an armistice with the Allies, ending the First World War in the Middle East
1941 - World War II: Franklin Delano Roosevelt approves US$1 billion in Lend-Lease aid to the Soviet Union.
1965 - Vietnam War: Just miles from Da Nang, United States Marines repel an intense attack by wave after wave of Viet Cong forces, killing 56 guerrillas. Among the dead, a sketch of Marine positions was found on the body of a 13-year-old Vietnamese boy who sold drinks to the Marines the day before.
1970 - In Vietnam, the worst monsoon to hit the area in six years causes large floods, kills 293, leaves 200,000 homeless and virtually halts the Vietnam War.
1980 - El Salvador and Honduras sign a peace treaty to put the border dispute fought over in 1969's Football War before the International Court of Justice.
October 30, 1944: In Hungary, the Red Army begins an offensive aimed at the capital, Budapest.
|October 31st, 2005||#26|
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Benito Mussolini (Il Duce) becomes premier of Italy
Deadline for Warsaw Jews to move into the Warsaw Ghetto
1st thermonuclear bomb detonated - Marshall Islands
Britain & France begin to bomb Egypt to reopen the Suez Canal
The body of Joseph Stalin was removed from public display (in Stalin’s Tomb). The longtime dictator of the former Soviet Union was reburied in a simple grave. This incident was the beginning of the USSR’s ‘destalinization’ policy.
U.S. President Lyndon B. Johnson ordered an end to American bombing in North Vietnam.
Saigon begins the release of 1,938 Hanoi POW’s.
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1861 - American Civil War: Citing failing health, Union General Winfield Scott resigns as Commander of the United States Army.
1863 - The Maori Wars resumed as British forces in New Zealand led by General Duncan Cameron began their Invasion of the Waikato.
1917 - World War I: Battle of Beersheba - "last successful cavalry charge in history"
1940 - World War II: Battle of Britain ends - The United Kingdom prevents Germany from invading Great Britain.
1941: In the north Atlantic, the US destroyer Reuben James escorting Convoy HX-156 is sunk by U-552 (Kapitänleutnant Erich Topp) with the loss of 100 of her crew. The destroyer is the first US naval casualty in the hitherto undeclared war between Germany and the United States that existed after President Roosevelt authorized the use of American naval vessels to escort Lend-Lease convoys bound for Britain.
1944: On the orders of Prime Minister Churchill, British troops occupy Saloniki in Greece to assist the new government in its efforts to prevent a takeover by Communist insurgents in the wake of the recent withdrawal of German troops from the country.
|November 1st, 2005||#29|
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Vietnam War: (1964) Viet Cong raiders infiltrated the U.S. air base at Bien Hoa, 12 miles north of Saigon, and launched a heavy mortar attack that caught the U.S. and South Vietnamese off guard.
World War II: (1941) President Roosevelt announces that the U.S. Coast Guard will now be under the direction of the U.S. Navy, a transition of authority usually reserved only for wartime.
Cold War: (1952) The United States detonates the world's first thermonuclear weapon, the hydrogen bomb, on Eniwetok atoll in the Pacific. The test gave the United States a short-lived advantage in the nuclear arms race with the Soviet Union.
Civil War: (1861) President Lincoln names George Brinton McClellan general in chief of the Union armies, replacing the aged and infirm Winfield Scott. In just six months, McClellan had gone from commander of the Ohio volunteers to the head of the Union army.
Per Qualitatem Optimum Robur
|November 3rd, 2005||#30|
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Hm, been a bit too busy the last couple of days (again),
but I've got a few minutes to spare now so here's todays history "events"..
Spain acquires Louisiana
Washington orders the Continental Army disbanded
1st opium war-2 British frigates engage several Chinese junks
Influenced by Philippe-Jean Bunau-Varilla and U.S. interests, a revolutionary junta proclaimed Panamanian independence from Colombia.
The order is given: Bomb Pearl Harbor
On this day in 1941, the Combine Japanese Fleet receive Top-Secret Order No. 1: In 34 days time, Pearl Harbor is to be bombed, along with Mayala, the Dutch East Indies, and the Philippines.
USSR launches Sputnik 2 with a dog (Laika), 1st animal in orbit
Battle of Dak To begins
In some of the heaviest fighting seen in the Central Highlands area, heavy casualties are sustained by both sides in bloody battles around Dak To, about 280 miles north of Saigon near the Cambodian border.
63 Americans taken hostage at US Embassy (Teheran, Iran)