This day in military history.. - Page 108

August 13th, 2010  
Aug 12
1704 Battle of Blenheim
1806 Battle of Misar begins
1864 Confederate Ironclads CSS Richmond, Fredricksburg & Virginia(II) exchange fire with US Navy monitors on Virginia's James River
1918 USMC enlists women for the 1st time
1920 Battle of Warsaw begins
August 14th, 2010  
Aug 14
1385 Battle of Aljubarrota, Portugal
1598 Battle of the Yellow Ford, Ireland
1900 Boxer Rebellion: Alliance troops occupy Peking
1912 US Marines invade Nicaragua
1937 Chinese fighters shoot down 6 Japanese bombers during air raid on Chinese airfields
August 15th, 2010  
August 14 US Naval History
1813 - HMS Pelican captures USS Argus
1886 - SECNAV establishes Naval Gun Factory at Washington Navy Yard
1945 - Japan agrees to surrender; last Japanese ships sunk during World War II (15 August in DC)
August 15th, 2010  
August 15 US Naval History
1845 - U.S. Naval Academy established at Annapolis, MD on former site of Fort Severn.
1895 - Commissioning of Texas, the first American steel-hulled battleship. Texas served off Cuba during the Spanish-American War and took part in the naval battle of Santiago. Under the name of San Marcos, she was sunk in weapon effects tests in Chesapeake Bay in 1911. Her hulk continued in use as a gunnery target through World War II.
1908 - First Navy post offices established in Navy ships
1944 - Operation Dragoon, Allied invasion of Southern France
1953 - First naval officer appointed Chairman, Joints Chiefs of Staff, Admiral William Radford. He served from 15 August 1953 until 15 August 1957.
1958 - USS Lexington (CVA-16) arrives in vicinity of Taiwan

August 15th, 2010  
Aug 15
778 Battle of Roncevaux Pass The death of Roland
927 Saracins capture & destroy Toranto
1057 Battle of Lumphanan
1599 Battle of Curlew Pass
1760 Battle of Liegnitz
1940 Italian sub Delfino torpedos/sinks Greek Light Cruiser Elli while anchored @ Tinos Harbor @ a time the 2 Countries were not @ War.
1945 VJ Day
August 16th, 2010  
Aug 16
1513 Battle of Guingate
1777 Battle of Bennington
1780 Battle of Camden, S.C.
1812 US Gen. Hull surrenders Ft. Detroit to the British with out a fight.
1869 Battle of Acosta-Nu
1870 Battle of Mars-La-Tour
1914 Battle of Cer
August 17th, 2010  
Aug 17
986 Battle of Trajan's Pass
1862 Sioux Indian uprising in Minn. 800 Whites killed in the first days.
1864 Battle of Gainesville, Fla
1943 Allies finish occupying Sicily. 8th Air Force flys the Schwienfurt-Regensburg Air Raid Mission.
August 18th, 2010  
Aug 18
1864 Battle of Globe Tavern, Va
1870 Battle of Gravelotte
1965 Operation Starlight Vun Toung Peninsula, Vietnam
1966 Battle of Long Tan, Vietnam
1976 N. Koreans with axes attack US troops in the DMZ killing 2 Officers.
August 19th, 2010  
Aug 19
1504 Battle of Knockdoe
1666 Royal Navy raid on Tershelling, destroys 150 merchant ships
1782 Battle of Blue Licks
1812 USS Constitution defeats HMS Guerriere
1864 Battle of Globe Tavern 2nd day
1940 1st flight of B-25
1942 Dieppe Raid
1981 Gulf of Sidra Incident US Navy fighters shoot down 2 Libyan SU-22s
August 20th, 2010  
Aug 20
636 Battle of Yarmouk
917 Battle of Acheloos
1794 Battle of Fallen Timbers US troops defeat a force of Shawnee, Mingo, Delaware, Wyandote, Miami, Ottawa, Chippewa & Potawatomi Indians
1914 Germans capture Brussels
1944 Soviets begin major Offensive in Romania