This day in military history.. - Page 115

October 7th, 2010  
Oct 7
1513 Battle of La Motta
1571 naval Battle of Lepanto
1777 2nd Battle of Saratoga
1780 Battle of King's Mountain, S.C.
1862 Battle of La Vernge, Tn
1864 USS Wachusett captures CSS Florida in the port of Bahia, Brazil in violation of Brazil's neutrality & Int. Law.
October 8th, 2010  
October 7 US Naval History
1864 - USS Washusett captures Confederate raider CSS Florida in harbor of Bahia, Brazil.
1924 - Rigid airship Shenandoah commences transcontinental flight.
1975 - President Gerald Ford signs law allowing admission of women into service academies (Public Law 94-106).
2001 - Operation Enduring Freedom begins with carrier air strikes, and ship and submarine Tomahamk strikes.

October 9th, 2010  
Oct 8
314 Battle of Cibalae
1573 Siege of Alkmaar, Holland ends
1821 Peruvian Navy established
1862 Battle of Perryville, Ky
1864 the soon to be commishoned CSS Shenandoah sails from London
1879 naval Battle of Angamos
1912 Montenegro declares War on Turkey
1918 Sgt Alvin York leads attack that wins him the M.O.H.
1932 Indian Air Force established
1941 Germans capture Mariapol, USSR
1944 Battle of Crucifix Hill, near Aachen
1967 Che Guvarar captured in Bolivia
1968 Vietam War: Operation Sea Lords
October 9th, 2010  
October 8 US Naval History
1812 - Boat party under Lt. Jesse D. Elliott captures HMS Detroit and Caledonia in Niagara River.
1842 - Commodore Lawrence Kearny in USS Constitution addresses a letter to the Viceroy of China, urging that American merchants in China be granted the same treaty privileges as the British. His negotiations are successful.
1950 - 1st Marine Division commences embarkion at Inchon for landings at Wonsan, Korea.
1961 - USS Tulare (AKA-112) and USS Princeton (CVS-7) rescue seamen from an American and a Lebanese merchant ship, which were aground on Kita Daita Jima.
October 9th, 2010  
Oct 9
1264 Castile liberates Jerez from the Moors
1595 Spain captures Cambrai
1760 Russians capture Berlin
1806 Prussia declares War on France
1812 naval Battle of Lake Erie. US captures HMS Detroit & Caledonia
1854 Siege of Sevastopol begins
1861 Battle of Santa Rosa Island, Fla.
1864 Battle of Tom's creek, Va
1914 Siege of Antwerp ends with Germans capturing the City
1999 last flight of SR-71
October 10th, 2010  
October 9 US Naval History
1873 - LT Charles Belknap calls a meeting at the Naval Academy to establish the U.S. Naval Institute for the purpose of disseminating scientific and professional knowledge throughout the Navy.
1942 - First three schools for enlisted WAVES open at Stillwater, OK (Yeoman), Bloomington, IN (Storekeepers), and Madison, WI (Radiomen).
1945 - Parade in New York City honors FADM Chester W. Nimitz and 13 other Navy and Marine Corps Medal of Honor awardees.
1945 - Typhoon hits Okinawa, damaging many Navy ships.
1961 - USS Princeton rescues 74 survivors of two shipwrecks (U.S. lines Pioneer Muse and SS Shiek) from the island of Kita Daito Shima.
October 10th, 2010  
Oct 10
680 Battle of Karbala
732 Battle of Tours Moslem expansion in western Europe is stopped
1471 Battle of Brunkeberg, Sweden
1575 Battle of Dormans
1580 Siege of Dun an Oir, Ireland ends after 3 days. English behead 600 Irish & Papal soldiers
1631 Saxons capture Prague
1864 Confederate artillery damages gunboat USS Undine & a number of transports on the Tennessee River
October 11th, 2010  

October 11

1776: Ticonderoga, New York - Guy Carleton, Baron Dorchester 1724-1808 inflicts heavy losses on General Benedict Arnold's American fleet at Valcour Island off Crown Point; first naval battle of Lake Champlain a British victory, but it stalls Carleton's plans to invade the rebel colonies from Canada.
1918: Cambrai France - Lt. Wallace Lloyd Algie of the 20th Battalion, 1st Central Ontario Regiment, killed in a battle north east of Cambrai, after taking two machine gun nests, and capturing a German officer and 10 men. He is awarded the Victoria Cross posthumously Jan. 21, 1919.
1944: Romagna Italy - 1st Canadian Infantry Division returned to the line and the 5th Division goes into corps reserve; for three weeks, the Canadians will fight in the watery Romagna area south of the Po Valley.

1944: Australians land at Jacquinot Bay, New BritainThe Australians' arrival opened the successful New Britain campaign in which a small Militia force successfully contained the large Japanese garrison holding Rabaul. 1944Australians land at Jacquinot Bay, New BritainThe Australians' arrival opened the successful New Britain campaign in which a small Militia force successfully contained the large Japanese garrison holding Rabaul.
1944: Australians land at Jacquinot Bay, New Britain - The Australians' arrival opened the successful New Britain campaign in which a small Militia force successfully contained the large Japanese garrison holding Rabaul.

1939: The Soviet Union and Finland begin negotiations concerning the establishment of Soviet air bases on Finnish soil.
1941: Rumors of an impending capture of Moscow by the German Army cause thousands of civilians to flee the city.
1944: The red Army captures Klausenburg in Rumania. Hungary and the Soviet Union begin negotiations for a ceasefire between them.

1942: In the Battle of Cape Esperance, near the Solomon Islands, U.S. cruisers and destroyers decisively defeat a Japanese task force in a night surface encounter.

1899: The South African Boer War begins between the British Empire and the Boers of the Transvaal and Orange Free State.
1915: Prime Minister Vasil Radoslavov of Bulgaria issues a statement announcing his country’s entrance into the First World War on the side of the Central Powers.
October 11th, 2010  
October 11 US Naval History
1776 - Battle of Valcour Island on Lake Champlain, New York. Although defeated, the American flotilla delayed the British advance and caused it to fall back into winter quarters.
1824 - Marquis de Lafayette visits the Washington Navy Yard during his year long tour of America. He returned to the yard the next day, October 12, to continue his visit.
1942 - Battle of Cape Esperance begins: In two-day battle, American task force stops Japanese attack on Guadalcanal and sinks two Japanese ships while losing only USS Duncan (DD-485).
1950 - Task Force 77 Aircraft destroy North Korean vessels off Songjin and Wonsan and north of Hungham.
1963 - Navy medical team from Norfolk, VA begins massive inoculation program to safeguard against outbreak of typhoid in the wake of Hurricane Flora.
1967 - Operation Coronado VI began in Rung Sat Zone
1968 - Launch of Apollo 7, the first U.S. 3-man space mission, commanded by CDR Walter Schirra, JR. USN. MAJ Ronnie Cunningham, USMCR served as Lunar Module pilot. The mission lasted 10 days and 20 hours. Recovery was by HS-5 helicopters from USS Essex (CVS-9).
October 12th, 2010  
October 12 US Naval History
1914 - USS Jupiter (AC-3) is first Navy ship to complete transit of Panama Canal.
1944 - Aircraft from Carrier Task Force 38 attack Formosa.
1957 - RADM Dufek arrives at McMurdo Sound, Antarctica to command Operation Deep Freeze III during the International Geophysical Year of 1957-58.
1961 - Five men cholera treatment demonstration team from Naval Medican Research Unit, Taipei leaves to assist setting up of facilities to treat an epidemic in Manila.
1965 - End of Project Sealab II where teams of naval divers and scientists spent 15 days in Sealab moored 205 feet below surface near La Jolla, California.
1965 - First group of men commissioned into Navy Nurse Corps report for one month indoctrination to Naval Service; LTJG Jerry McClelland, ENS Charles Franklin, ENS Israel Miller, ENS Richard Gierman and ENS George Silver.
1980 - USS Guadalcanal and other ships of Amphibious Forces, Sixth Fleet begin assistance to earthquake victims in Al Asnam, Algeria.
2000 - Terrorists in a boat make suicide attack on USS Cole (DDG-67) while the ship refuels in the port of Aden, Yemen. Seventeen Sailors are killed.