This day in military history.. - Page 106

July 29th, 2010  
July 29
1014 Battle of Kleidion
1030 Battle of Stiklestad
1693 Battle of Lander
1862 "Ship 290" sails from Liverpool. It will be converted @ Sea to become CSS Alabama
1967 USS Forrestal catches fire off Vietnam.
July 30th, 2010  
July 30
1864 Petersburg Siege: Battle of The Crater. Union troops who had been miners had dug a tunnell & placed a mine under Confederate lines. US Colored Troops had been trained to attack on either side of the crater & then advance down the trench lines, opening up a useable gap that the rest of the troops could attack in depth through. At the last moment Gen. Meade suffers an attack of Political Correctness &, with concurrence of Gen. Grant, orders Gen. Burnside not to use the US Colored Troops to lead the attack. Instead Burnside has to use troops untrained for the mission & they charge into The Crater & are slaughtered. Meade & Grant blame Burnside & relieve him.
Chambersburg, Pa. is burned by C.S. Cavalry
1916 Black Tom Island, N.J. munitions depot explosion
1945 Japanese sub I-58 sinks USS Indianapolis, over 800 sailors die adrift in the ocean after the Cruiser sinks.
July 31st, 2010  
July 31
30 B.C. Battle of Alexandria
1423 Battle of Cravant
August 1st, 2010  
Aug. 1
30 B.C. Octavian enters Alexandria
902 Arabs capture Taormina, Sicily & destroy it.
1664 Battle of St. Gottard Austrians defeat Ottomans
1798 naval Battle of the Nile
1894 1st Sino-Japanese War starts
1902 US buys rights to the Panama Canal from France
1914 Germany declares War on Russia
1941 1st Jeep produced
1944 Warsaw Uprising begins
August 2nd, 2010  
Aug. 2
338 B.C. Battle of Chaeronea Macedonians defeat Athens & Thebes
216 B.C. Battle of Cannae Hannibal wins a legendary/classic battle against the Romans
1377 Battle on the Pyana River Russians defeated by Mongols
1798 naval Battle of the Nile concludes in the early hours after Midnight
1861 Union abandons Ft Stanton, New Mexico Terr. to the advancing Confederates
1862 Battle of Orange Courthouse, Va
1865 CSS Shenandoah, raiding the Union whaling fleet in the north Pacific, learnes the Civil War is over. She stows her armament in the hold & sets sail for England to surrender.
1916 Austrian sabatours sink the Italian Battleship Leonardo Da Vinci @ Toranto
1943 PT109 rammed & sunk by IJN Destroyer Amagiri
1964 Tonkin Gulf Incident pt 1: USS Maddox exchanges fire with North Vietnamese PT boats.
August 3rd, 2010  
Aug 3
8 Romans defeat Dalmatians on the river Bathinus
881 Battle of Saucourt-en-Vimea French defeat Vikings
1645 Battle of 2nd Nordlingen
1864 Battle of Mobile Bay:Union troops land on Dauphin Island on the west side of the mouth of Mobile Bay
1914 Germany declares War on France
1916 Battle of Romani
1940 Italians invade British Somililand
August 4th, 2010  
Aug 4
1265 Battle of Evesham
1578 Battle of Al Kasr al Kebir
1704 English/Dutch force captures Gilraltar
1790 Revenue Cutter Service formed, forerunner of the US Coast Guard
1824 Battle of Kos
1914 Germany invades Belgium, U.K. then declares War on Germany
1916 Liberia declares War on Germany
1964 Gulf of Tonkin Incident: Pt 2 USS Maddox & USS C. Turner Joy report being attacked & fire on what was probably radar ghosts.
August 6th, 2010  
Aug 5
642 Battle of Maserfield
910 Battle of Tettenhall Last major Danish Raid on England defeated.
1388 Battle of Otterburn
1716 Battle of Petrovaradin Austrians defeat Ottomans
1763 Battle of Bushy Run, Pa British defeat alliance of Delaware, Shawnee, Mingo & Huron Indians led by Pontiac
1781 naval Battle of the Dogger Bank
1862 Battle of Baton Rouge, La
1864 Battle of Mobile Bay: US Navy squadron runs past Ft. Morgan, losing USS Tecumseh to a torpedo, Adm. Farragut says Damn the torpedos & pushed on defeating CSS Tennessee in battle
1870 Battle of Spicheren
1914 German minelayer Konigin Luise sunk by Light Cruiser HMS Amphion after mining entrance to the Thames
1964 Operation Pierce Arrow: US airstrikes on N. Veitnam in retaliation for Gulf of Tonkin Incident

Aug 6
1284 Battle of Meloria
1862 CS ironclad CSS Arkansas suffers catastropthic failure of both engines as she approaces the US river fleet north of Baton Rouge. Ship's crew is landed & ship set on fire. Ship blows up after drifting through the US squadron
1864 Battle of Mobile Bay: Confederates evacuate & blow up Ft. Powell. Raider CSS Tallahassee slips out of Wilminton, N.C.
1870 Battle of Worth
1914 Serbia declares War on Germany & Austria declares War on Russia
1945 Hiroshima destroyed by Atomic bomb
August 7th, 2010  
Aug 7
322 B.C. Battle of Crannon Athens vs Macedonians
1427 naval battle on Po River, Venetains defeat Milanese
1714 naval Battle of Gangut/Rilax Russians defeat Swedes
1720 naval Battle of Grengram
1789 US War Dept. Est.
1819 Battle of Boyaca Bolivar defeats Spanish
1862 Union troops retake Ft. Fillmore, New Mexico Territory
1964 Battle of Mobile Bay: Commanding Officer of Ft. Gaines runs up white flag, but is ordered by Superior Officer @ Ft. Morgan to continue hostilities.
1942 US troops invade Guadalcanal & Tulagi.
August 8th, 2010  
August 7 US Naval History
1782 - Badge of Military Merit (Purple Heart) established
1942 - Navy Amphibious Task Force lands Marines on Guadalcanal, Solomon Islands in first U.S. land offensive of World War II
1964 - Gulf of Tonkin Resolution passed by Congress