25 October 2013

Today in military history: just a ho-hum day...

1415 – The army of Henry V of England defeats the French at the Battle of Agincourt (h/t Kris Reid).


1812 – War of 1812: The American frigate, USS United States, commanded by Stephen Decatur, captures the British frigate HMS Macedonian.


1854 – The Battle of Balaklava during the Crimean War (Charge of the Light Brigade).

1944 – Battle of Leyte Gulf, the largest naval battle in history, takes place in and around the Philippines between the Imperial Japanese Navy and the U.S. Third and U.S. Seventh Fleets.


1962 – Cuban missile crisis: Adlai Stevenson shows photos at a meeting of the United Nations Security Council proving that Soviet missiles are installed in Cuba.


1983 – Operation Urgent Fury: The United States and its Caribbean allies invade Grenada, six days after Prime Minister Maurice Bishop and several of his supporters are executed in a coup d'├ętat.

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