This day in military history.. - Page 151




 
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July 18th, 2011  
George
 
July 18
390 B.C. Battle of Allia
1656 Battle of Warsaw
1861 Battle of 1st Manassas, opening actions
1863 Union troops assault Battery Wagner near Charleston, S.C. Attack is defeated with 1,515 casulties out of the 5,000 Union troops, Brig. Gen Strong is mortally wounded, Brig. Gen Seymour is wounded, as is 6 of 10 Regt Commanders & Col. Shaw of the 54th Mass is killed. 170 of 1,000 CS defenders are casulties. This battle is depicted @ the end of the movie "Glory".
1942 1st flight of Me-262 by jet engines only
1996 Battle of Mullaitivu
July 19th, 2011  
tomtom22
 
 

July 19th

1941: In a major change of operational plans, Hitler issues Directive No. 33 ordering the German 4.Armee (von Kluge) and Panzergruppe 2 (Guderian) of Heeresgruppe Mitte (von Bock) to suspend their attacks toward Moscow and join 6.Armee (von Reichenau) and Panzergruppe 1 (von Kleist) of Heeresgruppe S=FCd (von Rundstedt) with the objective of destroying the Soviet Fifth, Sixth and Twelfth Armies W of the Dnepr-Dnestr line. The idea behind this directive is to begin exploiting the great agricultural and mineral riches of the Ukraine for the German war effort just as soon as the Soviet forces in that region are defeated. Both Kluge and Guderian object, but are curtly overruled by Hitler.
1942: In the East, the two-pronged German advance toward the Don bend and to Stalingrad beyond (6. Armee and 4.Panzerarmee) and toward Rostov (1.Panzerarmee) continues in the face of stiffening Soviet resistance.
1943: In Sicily, the US Seventh Army (Patton) makes further progress toward Palermo, while the British Eighth Army (Montgomery) is held up before Catania by stubborn German resistance. The US 15th Air Force (270 aircraft) attacks marshalling yards on the outskirts of Rome. 1944: In the East, the Soviet 1st Ukrainian Front (Konev) encircles 5 German divisions W of Brody. In Italy, the US Fifth Army (Clark) captures Leghorn.
Source: http://www.feldgrau.com/july.html

711 – Muslim forces under Tariq ibn Ziyad defeat the Visigoths led by their king Roderic.
1333 – Wars of Scottish Independence: Battle of Halidon Hill – The final battle of the war.
1544Italian War of 1542: The Siege of Boulogne began.
1588Anglo-Spanish War: Battle of Gravelines – The Spanish Armada sighted in the English Channel.
1940 – World War II: Twelve men were promoted Generalfeldmarschall by Adolf Hitler, see List of German Field Marshals.
1940 – World War II: Battle of Cape Spada – The Royal Navy and the Regia Marina clash; the Italian light cruiser Bartolomeo Colleoni sinks, with 121 casualties.
1940 – World War II: Army order 112 forms the Intelligence Corps of the British Army.
1942 – World War II: Battle of the AtlanticGermanGrand AdmiralKarl Dönitz orders the last U-boats to withdraw from their United StatesAtlantic coast positions in response to the effective American convoy system.
Source: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/July_19

1944: Normandy France - Canadians and British start Operation Goodwood/Atlantic, to secure Vaucelles and Colombelles, and prepare the break through to Falaise. General Dempsey, commander British 2nd Army, launches his Eighth Corps of three armoured divisions south of Caen; attacked by 1st SS Panzer Division and forced to halt; 7th Armoured Division fails to capture Verrières and Bourguebus Ridges; the 2nd Canadian Infantry Division under Maj. Gen. Charles Foulkes comes into line to join the 3rd and 2nd Armoured Brigades of the 2nd Canadian Corps under Lt. Gen. Guy Simonds, who fight on the Eighth's right with infantry; ordered to cross the Orne River into the southeastern suburbs of Caen, force the enemy out of his entrenched positions there, and then forge southward into open country. Their tanks are neutralized by German anti-tank fire and the infantry are decimated as they advance; they gain Colombelles and the Queen's Own captures Giberville. The rest of the 8th Brigade passes south, and by nightfall the Canadian 3rd Infantry Division has taken Cormelles and the eastern part of Vaucelles; the southern part of Caen is cleared; the Black Watch cross the Orne River, and advance to St-Andre-sur-Orne and the northern edge of Verrières Ridge.
1950: Korea - UN asks RCAF transport squadron to assist in United Nations airlift in Korea.
Source: http://www1.sympatico.ca/cgi-bin/on_this_day?mth=Jul&day=19


1916: Battle of Fromelles - 5,533 Australians were killed or wounded in this battle, most on the night of 19-20 July. Fromelles was the first battle for the Australians on the Western Front.
1940: HMAS Sydney sinks the Bartolomeo Colleoni - HMAS Sydney sinks the Italian cruiser Bartolomeo Colleoni in the battle of Cape Spada off Crete.
Source: http://www.awm.gov.au/atwar/thismonth/jul.asp
July 19th, 2011  
George
 
July 19
1545 Tudor warship Mary Rose sinks in fighing with the French
1702 Battle of Klissow
1863 Battle of Buffington Island, Oh. J H Morgan's Raid ends with his command killed or captured
1864 3rd Battle of Nanking
1972 Battle of Mirbat
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July 20th, 2011  
George
 
July 20
1304 English take Sterling Castle
1402 Battle of Ankara
1864 Battle of Peachtree Creek, Ga
1866 naval Battle of Lissa
1944 Hitler survives the Stauffenburg assasination attempt
1969 Honduras-El Salvador "Football War" ends
1974 Turkey invades Cyprus
July 21st, 2011  
Team Infidel
 
 
Quote:
Originally Posted by George
July 20
1304 English take Sterling Castle
1402 Battle of Ankara
1864 Battle of Peachtree Creek, Ga
1866 naval Battle of Lissa
1944 Hitler survives the Stauffenburg assasination attempt
1969 Honduras-El Salvador "Football War" ends
1974 Turkey invades Cyprus
1861 - First Battle of Bull Run
July 21st, 2011  
George
 
Quote:
Originally Posted by Team Infidel
1861 - First Battle of Bull Run
AKA 1st Manassas!
Also on July 21
1403 Battle of Shrewsbury
1545 France invades the Isle of Wight
1568 Battle of Jemmingen
1944 Battle of Guam begins
July 22nd, 2011  
George
 
July 22
838 Battle of Anzen
1298 Battle of Falkirk
1456 Ottoman Siege of Belgrade broken
1484 Battle of Lochmaben Fair
1499 Battle of Dornach
1797 naval Battle of Santa Cruz de Tenerife
1805 naval Battle of Cape Finisterre
1812 Battle of Salamanca
1864 Battle of Atlanta
1943 Allies capture Palermo
July 23rd, 2011  
George
 
July 23
1677 Norway captures Marstrand, Sweden
1793 Prussia retakes Mainz from France
1942 Germans begin Offensives Edelwiess & Braunschweig
1983 Sri Lankan Civil War starts
July 24th, 2011  
George
 
July 24
1132 Battle of Nocera
1148 Siege of Damascus begins
1411 Battle of Kerlaw
1861 Battle of Tyler Mountain, Va
1863 Near where Bismarck is today, a day long battle occured between Sioux & 4 Regts with an artillery battery
1864 2nd Battle of Kernstown, Va
July 25th, 2011  
George
 
July 25
1139 Battle of Ourique
1261 Niceans recapture Constantinople
1758 Remaning French ships @ the Louisbourg Fortress are destroyed or captured by the British
1759 English capture Ft. Niagra
1797 British attack on Tenerife fails
1799 Battle of Aboukir, Egypt
1814 Battle of Landy's Lane
1898 US invades Puerto Rico
1920 French capture Damascus
1993 Israel invades Lebanon