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July 21st, 2017  
George
 
July 21
905 Battle of Verona
1242 Battle of Taillebourg
1403 Battle of Shrewsbury
1545 Isle of Wight Invasion
1568 Battle of Jemmingen
1588 naval battle off Plymouth
1656 Malaga Raid
1861 1st Battle of Manassas
1903 Battle of Ciudad Bolivar
1921 Battleship Ostfriesland sinks during 2nd day of bomb testing
1936 Nationalists capture the navy base at El Ferrol and 1 Battleship, 2 Cruisers, one Destroyer, plus 2 Cruisers under construction there.
1941 Soviet sub M-94 sunk by U-140 off Saaremaa
1942 R.N. MTB 328 sunk by KM surface ships in Dover Strait
1943 U-662 sunk by USN PBY off the mouth of the Amazon
1944 Battle of Guam begins. KM Minesweeper M-20 bombed/sunk off Sweden and M-413 bombed/sunk in Narva Bay, both by Soviet aircraft. M-307 bombed/sunk off Langeoog, Germany by British aircraft. U-212 sunk by Frigates HMS Curzon and Ekins south of Brighton. Brazilian Minelayer Camaqua sank in a storm east of Recife
1977 Libya-Egyptian War begins
1995 Bloody Friday Belfast bombings, 3rd Taiwan Straits Crisis begins
2005 London bombings
August 21st, 2017  
George
 
August 21
1140 Battle of Vancheng
1680 Pueblo Indians capture Santa Fe
1689 Battle of Dunkeld
1778 Siege of Pondicherry begins
1808 Battle of Vimeiro
1863 Lawrence, Ks Raid
1864 2nd Battle of the Weldon Railroad ends
1914 Battle of Charleroi
1918 2nd Battle of the Somme begins
1941 KM Gunboat SAT-1 "Ost" sunk by Soviet Destroyers Artem and Surovyi in the Baltic, later salvaged.
1942 Battle of the Tenaru
1944 Corvette HMCS Alberni sunk by U-480 off the Isle of Wight. R.N. Harbor Defence Motor Launch 1179 sank in a storm off Jamaica. Sloop HMS Kite sunk by U-344 in the Barents Sea. Corvette HMS Orchis strikes a mine and is beached off Juno Beach, Normandy, declared a Total Loss. U-230 ran aground near Toulon and is scuttled. KM Minesweeper M-292 bombed/sunk in the Geronde Estuary. Training ship Viper and supply ship Hako scuttled at Bayonne. Hako raised, repaired and returned to her original Norwegian owners post War. KM Sub Chaser RA 259 and Italian Social Republic Sub Chaser VAS 255 sunk by R.N. ships in Genoa Bay.
1945 last surface action of WWII. Japanese Junk attacks 2 Chinese Junks under command of a USNR Lt. between Haimen & Shanghai. Jap junk defeated with 45 crewmen killed & 35 WIA, 4 Chinese killed and 5 Chinese & one US crewman WIA on the Chinese Junks.