This day in military history.. - Page 93




 
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April 29th, 2010  
Chukpike
 
April 29
US Naval History
1814 - USS Peacock captures HMS Epervier
1898 - U.S. warships engage Spanish gunboats and shore batteries at Cienfuegos, Cuba
1944 - Fast carrier task force (12 carriers) commence 2 day bombing of Truk1975 - Operation Frequent Wind evacuation from Vietnam begins
April 29th, 2010  
George
 
April 29
711 Moslems invade Spain
1429 Joan of Arc arrives to lift the siege of Orleans
1483 Castile takes Gran Canaria, the main island of the Canarys
1587 Drake raids Cadiz Spain, inflicting wide spread damage/destruction.
1863 US Navy bombard CS batteries @ Grand Gulf Miss.
1916 British & Indian troops surrender @ Kut
1970 US & South Vietnamese troops enter Cambodia hunting VC/NVA
April 30th, 2010  
George
 
April 30
1794 Battle of Boulou
1863 Battle of Chancellorsville, Va
Battle of Camerone, Mexico. One of the most famouse of Last Stands. 62 French Foriegn Legionaires vs 2,000 Mexican troops.
1945 Hitler commits suicide & Soviet troops raise the Soviet flag over the Riechstag.
1975 Saigon & South Vietnam falls to the NVA.
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May 1st, 2010  
Chukpike
 
May 1
US Naval History
1898 - Battle of Manila Bay, Adm Dewey defeats Spanish at Manila, Philippines
1934 - LT Akers demonstrates blind landing system at College Park, MD in OJ-2 aircraft
1945 - VADM Barbey lands Australian troops on Tarakan Island, Borneo, supported by naval gunfire
1951 - USS Princeton aircraft attack Hwachon Dam using aerial torpedoes, only use of this weapon in Korean War
1980 - 11 Navy ships begin operations assisting Coast Guard in rescuing Cuban refugees fleeing Cuba in overcrowded boats

May 1st, 2010  
George
 
May 1
1863 Battle of Chancellorsville, Va 1st day of fighting
1960 U-2 shot down over the USSR.
1965 Battle of Dong-Yin
1982 Operation Black Buck. Vulcan bombers hit the airport @ Port Stanley, Falkland Islands
May 2nd, 2010  
George
 
May 2
1863 Battle of Chancellorsville 2nd day Gen. Stonewall Jackson mortally wounded.
1866 naval battle of Callao
1885 Battle of Cut Knife Indians defeat Canadians
1964 USS Card sinks while docked @ Saigon, possible VC bomb
1982 Falkland Islands War HMS Conqueror sinks Cruiser Gen. Belgrano
May 3rd, 2010  
Chukpike
 
May 2
US Naval History
1975 - US Navy departs Vietnamese waters at end of evacuation.
May 3rd, 2010  
Chukpike
 
May 3
US Naval History
1861 - USS Surprise captures Confederate privateer Savannah
1898 - Marines land at Cavite, Philippines, and raise U.S. flag
1949 - First Navy firing of a high altitude Viking rocket at White Sands, NM

May 3rd, 2010  
George
 
May 3
1808 Russia captures Sweden's Sveaborg fortress
1815 Battle of Tolentino
1861 Gen. Winfield Scott announces the Anaconda Plan
1862 Yorktown, Va evacuated by Confederates
1863 Battle of Chancellorsville 3rd day
1942 Japanese invade Tulagi
May 4th, 2010  
George
 
May 4
1476 Battle of tewkesbury
1799 Battle of Seringapatam
1862 Yorktown, Va occupied by Union troops
1863 Battle of Chancellorsville, Va 4th day, Federal fleet bombards Ft. DeRussy on the Red River,La Gunboat USS Albatros damaged
1864 Battle of the Wilderness
1865 Gen. Richard Taylor surrenders the Army of Mobile & all CS troops in east La, Miss, & Ala.
1869 naval Battle of Hakodate
1942 Battle of the Coral Sea
1970 National Guard fires on anti war protestors @ Kent State University
1982 Falkland Islands War HMS Sheffield hit by Argintine Exocet.