This day in military history.. - Page 103

July 11th, 2010  
July 11
1302 Battle of Golden Spurs
1798 US Marine Corps reestablished
1861 Battle of Rich Mountain, Va. Battle of Laurel Mountain, Va.
1864 Early's Washington Raid: Battle of Ft. Stevens, Washington D.C. 1st day.
1882 Royal Navy bombards Alexandria Egypt
1921 Red Army captures Mongolia from the White Army & establishes the People's Republic of Mongolia.
July 12th, 2010  
July 12
1191 Siege of Acra ends as Crusaders capture the town
1691 Battle of Aughrim
1812 US invades Canada
1864 Early's Raid: Battle of Ft. Stevens, 2nd day. President Lincoln exposes himself to fire from CS forces. Only time a US President is on the front line of a battle.
1918 Japanese Battleship Kawachi blows up @ Shunan
1943 Battle of Kursk: Battle of Prokhorovka
July 13th, 2010  
July 12 US Naval History
1836 - Commissioning of Charles H. Haswell as first regularly appointed Engineer Officer.
1916 - North Carolina is first Navy ship to carry and operate aircraft
1921 - Congress creates Bureau of Aeronautics to be in charge of all matter pertaining to naval aeronautics.
1951 - Ninth Naval District forces assist in flood relief work in Kansas City through 20 July
1953 - United Nations Fleet launches heavy air and sea attack on Wonsan; Major John Bolt, USMC becomes first jet ace in Marine Corps.
1988 - SECDEF approves opening Navy's Underwater Construction Teams, fleet oiler, ammunition ships, and combat stores ships to women.
1990 - Commander Rosemary B. Mariner becomes first woman to command an operational aviation squadron (VAQ-34).
July 13th, 2010  
July 13
1558 Battle of Gravelines
1573 Siege of Haarlem. Spain takes City after 7 month siege.
1643 Battle of Roundway Downs
1794 Battle of Vosges
1854 Battle of Guaymas Mexicans defeat invading French.
1861 Battle of Carrick's Ford, Va
1863 New York City draft & race riot begins
1864 Battle of Tupelo, Miss. 1st day.
July 14th, 2010  
July 14 US Naval History
1813 - LT John M. Gamble, the first marine to command a ship in battle (prize vessel Greenwich in capture of British whaler Seringapatam)
1853 - Commodore Matthew Perry lands and holds first meeting with Japanese at Uraga, Japan
1882 - Sailors and Marines from 4 U.S. ships land to help restore order at Alexandria, Egypt.
1945 - U.S. warships bombard Kamaishi, Japan; first naval gunfire bombardment of Japanese Home Islands.
1950 - U.S. Marines sail from San Diego for Korean Conflict.
1952 - Laying of keel of USS Forrestal, the first 59,900 ton aircraft carrier.
July 14th, 2010  
July 14
1863 NYC Draft & Race Riot, 2nd day
1864 Battle of Tupelo, 2nd day
1916 Battle of the Somme: Battle of Delville Woods segment begins
1950 Battle of Taejon, S.K.
July 14th, 2010  
Today is JULY THE 14th and guess what happened today:
1798: French Revolution the Storm of the Bastille
July 15th, 2010  
July 15
1240 Battle of Neva
1410 Battle of Grunwald
1862 Ironclad CSS Arkansas engages federal gunboats USS Carondelet, Queen of the West, & Tyler in the Yazoo River. After fighting past them she enters the Mississipppi River & fights past the main US fleet, cought with steam down, to arrive safely @ Vicksburg, Miss.
1863 NYC Draft & Race Riot ends after troops from the Army of the Potomac arrive & fire on rioters.
1918 2nd Battle of the Marne
July 16th, 2010  
July 16
1212 Battle of Las Navas de Tolosa
1683 naval Battle of Penghu
1779 Battle of Stony Point, NY
1863 Confederates evacuate Jasckson, Miss.
July 17th, 2010  
July 16 US Naval History
1862 - Congress creates rank of Rear Admiral. David G. Farragut is named the first Rear Admiral
1912 - Rear Admiral Bradley Fiske receives patent for torpedo plane or airborne torpedo.
1915 - First Navy ships, battleships Ohio, Missouri, and Wisconsin transit Panama Canal.
1945 - First atomic bomb test at Alamogordo, NM.