This day in military history.. - Page 107

August 8th, 2010  
Aug 8
1220 Battle of Lihula
1647 Battle of Dungan's Hill
1864 Battle of Mobile Bay: Ft. Gaines forced to surrender
1918 Battle of Amiens
1945 USSR declares War on Japan
1946 1st flight Convair B-36
2000 C.S. submarine H.L.Hunley raised from Charleston, S.C. harbor
August 8th, 2010  
August 8 US Naval History
1813- US Schooners Hamilton and Scourge founder in storm on Lake Ontario
1959 - Announcement of Project Teepee, electronic system to monitor 95 percent of earth's atmosphere for missile launchings or nuclear explosions. System developed by William Thaler, Office of Naval Research physicist.
1972 - Women authorized for sea duty as regular ship's company
August 9th, 2010  
August 9 US Naval History
1815 - CAPT Stephen Decatur concludes treaty for U.S. with Tripoli
1842 - Signing of Webster-Ashburton Treaty under which U.S. and Great Britain agreed to cooperate in suppressing the slave trade.
1865 - Return of Naval Academy to Annapolis after 4 years at Newport, RI
1919 - Construction of rigid airship ZR-1 (Shenandoah) authorized
1941 - Atlantic Charter Conference is first meeting between President Roosevelt and Winston Churchill
1942 - Battle of Savo Island begins; First of many sea battles near Guadalcanal
1945 - Atomic bomb dropped on Nagasaki, Japan. Navy weaponeer arms the atomic bomb.
1949 - First use of pilot-ejection seat for emergency escape in U.S. made by LT Jack I. Fruin of VF-171 near Walterboro, SC
August 9th, 2010  
Aug 9
48 B.C. Battle of Pharsalus
378 Battle of Adrianople
1862 Battle of Cedar Mountain, Va
1864 Battle of Mobile Bay: Union troops land near, & begin siege of, Ft. Morgan
August 10th, 2010  
Aug 10
955 Battle of Lechfeld
991 Battle of Maldon
1316 2nd Battle of Athenry
1557 Battle of St. Quintin
1628 Swedish Vasa sinks in Stockholm harbor
1861 Battle of Wilson's Creek, Mo Union Army defeated & its Commander, Gen. Lyons killed, 1st Union Gen to be KIA
1904 Battle of the Yellow Sea Japanese just barely contain an attempted break out by the Russian fleet from Port Arthur.
1944 Japanese resistance on Guam ends
August 11th, 2010  
August 10 US Naval History
1916 - First Naval aircraft production contract, for N-9s
1921 - General Order establishes the Bureau of Aeronautics under RADM William Moffett
1944 - Guam secured by U.S. forces.
1964 - Signing of Gulf of Tonkin Resolution which is used as the starting point of the Vietnam Conflict
August 11th, 2010  
Aug 11
480 B.C. naval Battle of Artemisium
1863 Battery Wagner, near Charleston S.C., bombards Union troops who have been advancing trenches toward the Battery since the 9th.
1864 Gen. Early evacuates his troops from Winchester, Va.
1898 US troops occupy Mayaguez, Puerto Rico
1918 Battle of Ameins ends
1972 last US ground combat troops leave S. Vietnam.
August 12th, 2010  
August 11 US Naval History
1812 - USS Constitution captures and destroys brig Lady Warren
1877 - Professor Asaph Hall of Naval Observatory discovers first of two satellites of Mars. He found the second one within a week.
1921 - Carrier arresting gear first tested at Hampton Roads.
1960 - USNS Longview, using Navy helicopters and frogmen, recovers a Discover satellite capsule after 17 orbits. This is first recovery of U.S. satellite from orbit.

August 12th, 2010  
August 12 US Naval History
1812 - USS Constitution captures and destroys brig Adeona
1918 - SECNAV approves acceptance of women as yeoman (F) in U.S. Navy
1942 - USS Cleveland (CL-55) demonstrates effectiveness of radio-proximity fuze (VT-fuze) against aircraft by successfully destroying 3 drones with proximity bursts fired by her five inch guns.
1944 - LT Joseph P. Kennedy, Jr., USNR, the older brother of John F. Kennedy, was killed with his co-pilot in a mid-air explosion after taking off from England in a PB4Y from Special Attack Unit One (SAU-1). Following manual takeoff, they were supposed to parachute out over the English Channel while the radio-controlled explosive filled drone proceeded to attack a German V-2 missile-launching site. Possible causes include faulty wiring or FM signals from a nearby transmitter.
1957 - In first test of Automatic Carrier Landing System, LCDR Don Walker is landed on USS Antietam.
1958 - USS Nautilus (SSN-571) arrives Portland, England completing first submerged under ice cruise from Pacific to Atlantic Oceans.
August 12th, 2010  
Aug 12
1099 Battle of Ascalon
1121 Battle of Didgori
1164 Battle of Harim
1281 Typhoon(Kamakazi) destroys Mongol fleet as it approaches Japan.
1332 Battle of Dupplin Moor
1499 naval Battle of Lepanto: Series of 4 battles over a 2 week period. Reportedly 1st naval battle with cannon armed ships.
1687 2nd Battle of Mohacs
1806 Spanish recapture Buenos Aires from British
1914 U.K. declares War on Austria-Hungary
2000 Russian sub Kursk sinks