This day in military history.. - Page 8




 
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November 21st, 2005  
tomtom22
 
 
Quote:
Originally Posted by MightyMacbeth
how do u find them on so many sites Tom? do u search engine it??
No, I just go to several of the same sites each day, as I noted in each post.
November 22nd, 2005  
MightyMacbeth
 
 
oh, and do all of them have a this day in history?
November 22nd, 2005  
tomtom22
 
 
No, you have to belong to the club and then know the secret handshake.
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November 22nd, 2005  
tomtom22
 
 
November 22 is the 326th day (327th on leap years) of the year in the Gregorian calendar. There are 39 days remaining.

1864 - American Civil War: Sherman's March to the Sea: Confederate General John Bell Hood invades Tennessee in an unsuccessful attempt to draw Union General William T. Sherman from Georgia.
1942 - World War II: Battle of Stalingrad - General Friedrich von Paulus sends Adolf Hitler a telegram saying that the German 6th army is surrounded.
1943 - World War II: War in the Pacific - U.S. President Franklin D. Roosevelt, British Prime Minister Winston Churchill, and Chinese leader Chiang Kai-Shek meet in Cairo, Egypt, to discuss ways to defeat Japan
1963 - John F. Kennedy assassination: In Dallas, Texas, US President John F. Kennedy is assassinated and Texas Governor John B. Connally is seriously wounded. Later the same day, US Vice-President Lyndon B. Johnson is sworn-in as the 36th President of the United States.
1972 - Vietnam War: The United States loses its first B-52 Stratofortress of the war.
source: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/22_November

1940 HMAS Canberra rescues merchant ship survivors. The Canberra picked up 3 boatlaods of survivors from the merchant ship, Port Brisbane, which was sunk in the Indian Ocean by the German raider Pinguin. source: http://www.awm.gov.au/atwar/thismonth/index.asp

1940: Italian planes bomb Cephalonia, Corfu and Samos in Greece. Martial law is declared in European Turkey after the German ambassador, von Papen, delivers a virtual ultimatum to Turkey to join in the Axis-planned new European order.
1941: The HMS Devonshire sinks the German raider Atlantis off the West Coast of Africa. She was caught replenishing a U-Boat. The U-Boat is able to get away. In North Africa, a large tank battle rages near Sidi Rezegh in Libya. At the end of this confusing battle, British units withdraw away from Tobruk. Separately the British 4th Armored Bridage is mauled by the German 15.Panzer-Division. The initiative now passes to the Germans.
1942: Continuing their inexorable advance toward their pre-planned meeting-point west of Stalingrad, the Soviet 4th Mechanized Corps (Volsky) from the south and the 4th Tank Corps (Kravchenko) from the north, join hands at Kalach on the Don, thus ensuring the complete encirclement of the 300,000 men of 6.Armee. Its CO, Gen.Obst. von Paulus, arrives at his new HQ at Gumrak, 10 miles W of Stalingrad.
1943: German troops complete the occupation of the islands of the Dodekanes in the eastern Mediterranean.
1944: Units of the US Third Army (Patton) capture Metz in Lorraine.
source: http://www.feldgrau.com/november.html

1967 Westmoreland claims U.S. victory at Dak To - General William Westmoreland, commander of U.S. Military Assistance Command Vietnam, briefs officials at the Pentagon and says that the battle around Dak To was "the beginning of a great defeat for the enemy." source: http://www.historychannel.com/tdih/t...7&cat=10272949
November 22nd, 2005  
MightyMacbeth
 
 
Quote:
Originally Posted by tomtom22
No, you have to belong to the club and then know the secret handshake.
fascinating...how intriguing indeed



u okay upstairs man?
November 22nd, 2005  
tomtom22
 
 
Quote:
Originally Posted by MightyMacbeth
Quote:
Originally Posted by tomtom22
No, you have to belong to the club and then know the secret handshake.
fascinating...how intriguing indeed



u okay upstairs man?
Can't you recognize humor when you see it?
November 23rd, 2005  
MightyMacbeth
 
 
I can i can, but cant u recognize seriousnes when u feel it 8)
November 23rd, 2005  
tomtom22
 
 
November 23

1863 - American Civil War: Battle of Chattanooga begins - Union forces led by General Ulysses S. Grant reinforce troops at Chattanooga, Tennessee and counter-attack Confederate troops.
source: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/23_November

1901 Lieutenant L.C. Maygar, 5th Victorian Mounted Rifles, originally from Kilmore, Victoria, wins the Victoria Cross at Geelhoutboom, Natal. Maygar was the sixth and last Australian to be awarded the Victoria Cross during the Boer War.
1944 Australian troops relieve Americans at Cape Torokina, Bougainville The Australian arrival opened the campaign on Bougainville that cost over 500 Australian lives by the war's end.
1948 Formation of The Australian Regiment, which became the Royal Australian Regiment (RAR) on 10 March 1949. The Royal Australian Regiment has taken a prominent role in Australia's wars and peacekeeping operations since its formation.
source: http://www.awm.gov.au/atwar/thismonth/index.asp

1939: British Armed merchant cruiser Rawalpindi (Capt. E.C. Kennedy) is sunk southwest of Iceland by the Scharnhorst as she and sister ship Gneisenau attempted to break out into the Atlantic killing 265 sailors.
1940: Rumania joins the Tripartite Pact of Germany, Italy and Japan. In the British Isles, the city of Southampton suffers a heavy night raid at the hands of German bombers.
1942: Retreating before the British 8th Army (Montgomery), Panzerarmee Afrika reaches El Agheila, the starting-point of its great counter-offensive that began on January 21, 1942.
1943: Hitler watches a demonstration flight of the ME-262 prototype jet airplane. He predicts it will be an ideal light bomber. This aircraft was first flown in July and will take until June of 1944 until it becomes operational.
1944: Units of the US Third Army reach the Rhine at Strassburg in Alsace. The German 15.Armee withdraws deeper into Holland. The German 7.Armee begins a series of attacks against the US 9th Army.
In the East, the Soviets capture Tokay in southern Hungary. They also announce that with the help of the Finns they have cleared Lapland of German forces.
source: http://www.feldgrau.com/november.html

1970 Laird discloses the details of the Son Tay Raid - Secretary of Defense Melvin Laird discloses the November 21 U.S. raid on the North Vietnamese prison camp at Son Tay. On November 21, a combined Air Force and Army team of 40 Americans--led by Army Colonel "Bull" Simons--conducted a raid on the Son Tay prison camp, 23 miles west of Hanoi, in an attempt to free between 70 and 100 American suspected of being held there. The raid was conducted almost flawlessly, but no prisoners of war were found in the camp. They had been moved earlier to other locations.
source: http://www.historychannel.com/tdih/tdih.jsp
November 24th, 2005  
MightyMacbeth
 
 
and u want me to read all that huh?
November 26th, 2005  
tomtom22
 
 
November 25

1034 - Malcolm II of Scotland dies. Duncan, the son of his second daughter, inherits the throne ahead of Macbeth, the son of his eldest daughter. (Just for you MightyMacbeth)
1491 - The siege of Granada, last Moorish stronghold in Spain, begins.
1542 - Battle of Solway Moss. The English army defeats the Scottish.
1758 - French and Indian War: British forces capture Fort Duquesne from French control.
1783 - American Revolutionary War: The last British troops leave New York City three months after the signing of the Treaty of Paris.
1863 - American Civil War: Battle of Missionary Ridge - At Missionary Ridge in Tennessee, Union forces led by General Ulysses S. Grant break the Siege of Chattanooga by routing Confederate troops under General Braxton Bragg.
1876 - Indian Wars: In retaliation for the American defeat at the Battle of the Little Bighorn, United States Army troops sack Chief Dull Knife's sleeping Cheyenne village at the headwaters of the Powder River.
1944 - World War II: A German V-2 rocket hits a Woolworth's store in Deptford, UK, killing 160 shoppers.
1950 - The People's Republic of China joins the Korean War, sending thousands of troops across the Yalu river border to fight United Nations forces.
source: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/25_November
1941: U-331 (Kplt. Tiesenhausen) sinks the British battleship Barham in the Mediterranean.
source: http://www.feldgrau.com/november.html
1899 Battle of Graspan, South Africa - Members of the New South Wales Lancers involved in the Battle of Graspan, South Africa. This, one of the series of defeats suffered by the British in the opening months of the Boer War, involved 29 members of the NSW Lancers, the first Australian troops to reach South Africa.
source: http://www.awm.gov.au/atwar/thismonth/index.asp
1941 A "war warning" is sent to commanders in the Pacific - Adm. Harold R. Stark, U.S. chief of naval operations, tells Adm. Husband E. Kimmel, commander of the U.S. Pacific Fleet at Pearl Harbor, that both President Roosevelt and Secretary of State Cordell Hull think a Japanese surprise attack is a distinct possibility.
1969 Communist activity increases along Cambodian border - Communist forces step up attacks against U.S. troops shielding Allied installations near the Cambodian border. Ten Americans were killed and 70 wounded. U.S. troops reported killing 115 enemy soldiers. North Vietnamese troops destroyed more than a dozen tanks and tons of ammunition near the Cambodian border.
source: http://www.historychannel.com/tdih/tdih.jsp