This day in military history.. - Page 100




 
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June 14th, 2010  
George
 
June 14
1645 Battle of Naseby
1775 Continental Army established
1789 Mutiny on the Bounty: Capt Bligh & 18 men arrive in Timor after sailing 4,000 miles in an open boat, an incredible achievement of seamanship
1800 Battle of Marengo
1807 Battle of Friedland
1861 Confederates evacuate Harper's Ferry, Va in face of advancing Union troops.
1863 Battle of 2nd Winchester, 2nd day. Siege of Port Hudson, La Confederates repell attack by Union troops
1940 German troops occupy Paris
1982 Argintine forces surrender in the Falklands War.
June 15th, 2010  
George
 
June 15
923 Battle of Soissons
1184 Battle of Fimreite
1389 Battle of Kosovo
1775 George Washington appointed C-N-C of the Continental Army
1863 Battle of 2nd Winchester ends with capture of the Union garrison. Siege of Vicksburg: Union attack repulsed
1864 Siege of Petersburg, Va starts with a strong Union attack against much weaker CS troops that stalls due to poor planning.
1944 US troops land on Saipan
June 16th, 2010  
George
 
June 16
1487 Battle of Stoke Field
1745 British capture the Louisborg Fortress in Nova Scotia & Cape Breton Island
1746 Battle of Piacenza
1755 Ft. Beausejour, N.S. captured by Britian.
1779 Siege of Gibralter begins
1815 Battles of Ligny & Quatre Bras
1858 Battle of Movar, India Supoy Mutiny
1862 Battle of Secessionville, S.C.
1864 Union troops, bottled up @ Bermuda Hundred, attack CS lines & drive the Confederates out of thier trenches. A counter attack restores the lines.
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June 16th, 2010  
tomtom22
 
 

June 16th

1940: In the West, German forces, supported by heavy artillery and Stuka dive bombers, continue their assault on the Maginot Line on a broad front. Units of IXX.Panzerkorps (Guderian) reach Besancon on the Swiss border. The French government of Paul Reynaud resigns and is replaced by one led by Marshal Petain. 57,000 British troops are evacuated from Nantes and St. Nazaire. U-101 (Kptlt. Frauenheim) sinks the British merchant ship Wellington Star in the Bay of Biscay. In the Baltic, the Red Army occupies Latvia and Estonia. Tens of thousands of "hostile' natives and their families are rounded up and deported separated from one another to NKVD prison camps in the Soviet Union.
1941: The US State Department orders the closing by July 10 of all German consular offices and tourist agencies in the United States.
1942: The British light cruiser Hermione is sunk by U-205 (Kptlt. Reschke) South of Crete in the Mediterranean.
1944: Another 244 V-1s are launched against London. In Italy, the British Eighth Army (Alexander) approaches Perugia.
source:
http://www.feldgrau.com/june.html

1942: HMAS Nestor sunk - The HMAS Nestor was in the Mediterranean, north of Tobruk, when she was bombed and sunk.
1948: Malayan Emergency declared - Lasting 13 years, involvement in the Malayan Emergency was the longest continuing military commitment in Australia's history. Fifty-one Australian servicemen died in Malaya (although only 15 of these deaths occurred as a result of operations) and 27 were wounded, the majority of whom were in the army.
source:
http://www.awm.gov.au/atwar/thismonth/index.asp

1862: Battle of Secessionville - A Union attempt to capture Charleston, South Carolina, is thwarted when the Confederates turn back an attack at Secessionville, just south of the city on James Island. In November 1861, Union ships captured Port Royal, which lay about halfway between Charleston and Savannah. This gave the Federals an important base from which to mount operations along the southern coast.
1918: Battle of the Piave River rages on the Italian front, marking the last major attack by the Austro-Hungarian army in Italy of World War I.
source:
http://www.historychannel.com/tdih/tdih.jsp?

1940: The British submarine Grampus is sunk by four Italian torpedo boats off Syracuse, Sicily. U-101 sinks the British merchant ship Wellington Star in the Bay of Biscay. The Red Army occupies Latvia. Tens of thousands of "hostile' natives and their families are rounded up and deported to NKVD prison camps around the Soviet Union. Estonia is also occupied by the Soviet Union. French front cracking as the Germans break through in Champagne to Dijon, with units of 19th Panzer Korps reaching Besancon on the Swiss border. German forces, supported by heavy artillery and Stuka dive bombers, continue their assault against the Maginot Line on a broad front. The French government of Paul Reynaud resigns and is replaced by one led by Marshal Petain who immediately appoints Weygand as Minister of National Defence. 57,000 British troops are evacuated from Nantes and St. Nazaire.
1941: The British attempt to continue their offensive to relieve Australian held Tobruk, but suffer heavy tank losses to German 88mm Flak guns.
1942: Lieutenant General Ritchie gives General Norrie permission to withdraw XXX Corps past Tobruk and as far as Mersa Matruh to re-equip. General Gott's XIII is ordered to take up defensive positions on the Egyptian frontier. This left the city exposed to another siege, for which its defenses were inadequate, having been allowed to deteriorate during the winter.
1943: 93 out of 94 Japanese planes are destroyed during a massive attack on allied shipping round Guadalcanal.
1944: U.S. Marines repulse the Japanese counter-attacks on Saipan. The real flying bomb offensive on Britain begins as 95 V1's cross the coast before 6am and a total of 244 reaching England that day. The German press calls it the ‘beginning of the day of vengeance’. The Eighth Army captures Foligno and Spoleto, east of Orvieto and approach Perugia.
source:
http://www.worldwar-2.net/timelines/timelines-index.htm

June 17th, 2010  
George
 
June 17
1462 Vlad the impaler launches suprise night attack on Ottoman camp.
1497 Battle of Deptford Bridge
1775 Battle of Bunker Hill, Ma.
1862 On the White River in Arkansas USS Mound City's boiler explodes after being hit by a shell. 130 of the 175 man crew are killed or wounded, the most deadly single shot of the War.
1863 Naval Battle near Savannah, Ga Ironclad CSS Atlanta is severly damaged & surrenders after running aground & not being able to train its guns on the US Monitors USS Weehawken & Nahant.
1876 Battle of Rosebud Indians defeat US Cavalry
1877 Battle of White Bird Canyon Indians defeat US Cavalry
1940 British capture Ft. Capuzzo in Libya. Operation Ariel: German airstrike sinks RMS Lancastria, evacuating troops from southern France, with a loss of 5,800.
June 18th, 2010  
George
 
June 18
1429 Battle of Patay
1757 Battle of Kolin
1778 British troops evacuate Philadelphia, Pa.
1812 US declares War on the UK
1815 Battle of Waterloo
1830 France invades Algeria
June 19th, 2010  
George
 
June 19
1179 Battle of Kalvskinnet
1306 Battle of Methuen
1807 naval Battle of Athos
1821 Battle of Dragasani
1864 USS Kearsarge defeats/sinks CSS Alabama off Cherbourg, France
1944 Battle of the Philippine Sea, 1st day
June 20th, 2010  
George
 
June 20
451 Battle of Chalons
1944 2nd day, Battle of the Philippine Sea
June 21st, 2010  
George
 
June 21
524 Battle of Vezerance
1798 Battle of Vinegar Hill
1813 Battle of Vitoria
1824 Egyptians capture Psara
1826 Battle of Vergas
1898 US captures Guam from Spain
1919 German High Seas Fleet scuttles itself @ Scapa Flow
1942 Germans capture Tobruk. Japanese submarine shells Ft. Stevens, Or.
1945 Battle of Okinawa ends
June 22nd, 2010  
George
 
June 22
217 B.C. Battle of Raphia
168 B.C. Battle of Pydna
1593 Battle of Sisak
1864 Confederate attack stops extension of Union lines @ Petersburg
1893 HMS Camperdown rams & sinks Flagship HMS Victoria, killing 358 men & V. Adm Tryon in the Mediterranean.
1940 France signs armistance with Germany
1944 Soviets begin offensive against German Army Group Centre in Belorussia.