>Traditional date for the founding of the Japanese Empire. >Fascist Italy and the Vatican sign the Lateran Treaty. >World War II: The Battle of Bukit Timah is fought in Singapore >World War II: General Dwight D. Eisenhower is selected to command the allied armies in Europe.
K-19, the first Soviet nuclear submarine equipped with nuclear missiles, is commissioned.
World War II: Führerbunker: Adolf Hitler and Eva Braun commit suicide after being married for one day. Soviet soldiers raise the Victory Banner over the Reichstag building.
World War II: Operation Mincemeat: The submarine HMS Seraph surfaces in the Mediterranean Sea off the coast of Spain to deposit a dead man planted with false invasion plans and dressed as a British military intelligence officer.
Absolutely nothing else of any interest or significance to me at all happened on my birthday otherwise.
Some people drowned in a flood in 1760, the Japanese launched a heavy cruiser and the Pakistanii's executed the only 200 literate people in their country who could read or write. Until I got to the recent entries I was convinced I'd be left with nothing
Also some war related things: 1918 – Outburst of bloody March Events in Baku and other locations of Baku Governorate. 1940 – Sino-Japanese War: Japan declares Nanking capital of a new Chinese puppet government, nominally controlled by Wang Jingwei. 1944 – World War II: Allied bombers conduct their most severe bombing run on Sofia, Bulgaria. 1944 – Allied bombing raid on Nuremberg. Along the English eastern coast 795 aircraft are despatched, including 572 Lancasters, 214 Halifaxes and 9 Mosquitos. The bombers meet resistance at the coasts of Belgium and the Netherlands from German fighters. In total, 95 bombers are lost, making it the largest RAF Bomber Command loss of World War II. 1945 – World War II: Soviet Union forces invade Austria and take Vienna; Polish and Soviet forces liberate Danzig. 1949 – A riot breaks out in Austurvöllur square in Reykjavík, when Iceland joins NATO. 1965 – Vietnam War: A car bomb explodes in front of the United States Embassy, Saigon, killing 22 and wounding 183 others. 1972 – Vietnam War: The Easter Offensive begins after North Vietnamese forces cross into the Demilitarized Zone (DMZ) of South Vietnam. 1981 – President Ronald Reagan is shot in the chest outside a Washington, D.C., hotel by John Hinckley, Jr. Another two people are wounded at the same time. 2006 – The United Kingdom Terrorism Act 2006 becomes a law. 2009 – Twelve gunmen attack the Manawan Police Academy in Lahore, Pakistan.
>Exercise "Tiger" ends with 750 US soldiers dead in D-Day rehearsal after their convoy ships were attacked by German torpedo boats
>6000 Mk. 82 500 pound bombs detonate over the course of 18 hours in a railyard in northern California. 5500 structures are damaged, and the town of Antelope, California ceases to exist, with every building being reduced to the foundation.
March 21 >failed siege of Rome by barbarians in 537 >Heraclius brings the True Cross back to Jerusalem >Based Henry V (my personal favorite English monarch) becomes king >Otto von Bismarck becomes Chancellor of Germany >Construction of Dachau completed >some nigger killed some pigs in Oakland, DPRC
>>22051987 >February 24 >various persecutions and martyrings of Christians >2 medieval battles >Andrew Johnson is impeached >US given the Zimmerman Telegram by the UK >FOUNDING OF THE NAZI PARTY >Battle of Los Angeles >Merrill's Marauders begin 1000 mile journey through Japanese Burma >Tet Offensive is halted >Tyrone Mitchell perpetrates the 49th Street Elementary School shooting in Los Angeles, killing two children and injuring 12 more >birth of Col. Francis Charteris "the Rape-Master General" Goddamn.
March 10th reporting (its also the 69th day of the year lel)
241 BC – First Punic War: Battle of the Aegates Islands – The Romans sink the Carthaginian fleet bringing the First Punic War to an end. 1831 – The French Foreign Legion is established by King Louis Philippe to support his war in Algeria. 1848 – The Treaty of Guadalupe Hidalgo is ratified by the United States Senate, ending the Mexican–American War. 1980 – Formation of the Irish Army Ranger Wing.
1865 – American Civil War: Battle of Five Forks. 1893 – The rank of Chief Petty Officer in the United States Navy is established. 1918 – The Royal Air Force is created by the merger of the Royal Flying Corps and the Royal Naval Air Service. 1945 – World War II: Operation Iceberg – United States troops land on Okinawa in the last major campaign of the war.
>>22051987 September 16th >1620 – The Mayflower starts her voyage to North America
>1920 – The Wall Street bombing: a bomb in a horse wagon explodes in front of the J. P. Morgan building in New York City – 38 are killed and 400 injured.
>1941 – World War II: Concerned that Reza Pahlavi, the Shah of Iran, is about to ally his petroleum-rich empire with Nazi Germany, the United Kingdom and the Soviet Union invade Iran in late August and force the Shah to abdicate in favor of his son, Mohammad Reza Pahlavi.
>1943 – World War II: The Allied invasion of Italy concludes when Heinrich von Vietinghoff, commander of the German Tenth Army, orders his troops to withdraw from Salerno.
>1945 – World War II: The surrender of the Japanese troops in Hong Kong is accepted by Royal Navy Admiral Sir Cecil Harcourt.
>1955 – A Soviet Navy Zulu class submarine becomes the first submarine to launch a ballistic missile.
>1975 – The first prototype of the MiG-31 interceptor makes its maiden flight.
>>22051987 Goddamnit You and your fucking suggestion OP... thanks. Thanks a fucking lot. Who was born on the same day as me? Fucking Tears Morgan. Only good thing about my birthday after that is Detective Comics #27 came out on that day in 1939 ~ Batman is introduced.
>January 7th: 1558 – France takes Calais, the last continental possession of England. 1919 – Montenegrin guerrilla fighters rebel against the planned annexation of Montenegro by Serbia, but fail. 1940 – Winter War: The Finnish 9th Division stops and completely destroys the overwhelming Soviet forces on the Raate-Suomussalmi road. 1942 – World War II: The siege of the Bataan Peninsula begins. 1960 – The Polaris missile is test launched. 1973 – Mark Essex fatally shoots 10 people and wounds 13 others at Howard Johnson's Hotel in New Orleans, Louisiana, before being shot to death by police officers. 1979 – Third Indochina War – Cambodian–Vietnamese War: Phnom Penh falls to the advancing Vietnamese troops, driving out Pol Pot and the Khmer Rouge. 1993 – Bosnian War: The Bosnian Army executes a surprise attack on the village of Kravica in Srebrenica >mfw 2010 – Muslim gunmen in Egypt open fire on a crowd of Coptic Christians, killing eight of them and one Muslim bystander.
Also, Rand Paul was born, but that's more /pol/-tier /k/
>>22051987 > December 15 > 1941 – The Holocaust: German troops murder over 15,000 Jews at Drobytsky Yar, a ravine southeast of the city of Kharkiv, Ukraine, Soviet Union. Kek, actually a lot of war and death happened in my birthday, I guess it's fitting I regularly visit this board. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/December_15
>756 – An Lushan, leader of a revolt against the Tang Dynasty, declares himself emperor and establishes the state of Yan. >1597 – A group of early Japanese Christians are killed by the new government of Japan for being seen as a threat to Japanese society. >1778 – South Carolina becomes the second state to ratify the Articles of Confederation. I knew there was a reason I love SC so much >1782 – Spanish defeat British forces and capture Minorca. >1810 – Peninsular War: Siege of Cádiz begins. >1900 – The United States and the United Kingdom sign a treaty for the Panama Canal. >1909 – Belgian chemist Leo Baekeland announces the creation of Bakelite, the world's first synthetic plastic. >1913 – Greek military aviators, Michael Moutoussis and Aristeidis Moraitinis perform the first naval air mission in history, with a Farman MF.7 hydroplane. >1918 – Stephen W. Thompson shoots down a German airplane. It is the first aerial victory by the U.S. military. >1918 – SS Tuscania is torpedoed off the coast of Ireland; it is the first ship carrying American troops to Europe to be torpedoed and sunk. >1941 – World War II: Allied forces begin the Battle of Keren to capture Keren, Eritrea. >1945 – World War II: General Douglas MacArthur returns to Manila. >1946 – The Chondoist Chongu Party is founded in North Korea. >1958 – A hydrogen bomb known as the Tybee Bomb is lost by the US Air Force off the coast of Savannah, Georgia, never to be recovered. >1975 – Riots break in Lima, Peru after the police forces go on strike the day before. The uprising (locally known as the Limazo) is bloodily suppressed by the military dictatorship. >1985 – Ugo Vetere, then the mayor of Rome, and Chedli Klibi, then the mayor of Carthage meet in Tunis to sign a treaty of friendship officially ending the Third Punic War which lasted 2,131 years. >1988 – Manuel Noriega is indicted on drug smuggling and money laundering charges 1/2
>>22053712 >1994 – Byron De La Beckwith is convicted of the 1963 murder of civil rights leader Medgar Evers. >1994 – During the war in Bosnia and Herzegovina more than 60 people are killed and some 200 wounded as a mortar shell slams into a downtown marketplace in Sarajevo. >2000 – Russian forces massacre at least 60 civilians in the Novye Aldi suburb of Grozny, Chechnya. >2004 – Rebels from the Revolutionary Artibonite Resistance Front capture the city of Gonaïves, starting the 2004 Haiti rebellion.
>March 22 >1924 – Yevgeny Ostashev, Russian colonel, pilot, and engineer (d. 1960) >1933 – Abulhassan Banisadr, Iranian politician, 1st President of Iran >1931 – William Shatner, Canadian-American actor, singer, director, and producer >1622 – Jamestown massacre: Algonquian Indians kill 347 English settlers around Jamestown, Virginia, a third of the colony's population, during the Second Anglo-Powhatan War. >1713 – The Tuscarora War comes to an end with the fall of Fort Neoheroka, effectively opening up the interior of North Carolina to European colonization. >1849 – The Austrians defeat the Piedmontese at the Battle of Novara. >1939 – World War II: Germany takes Memel from Lithuania. >1942 – World War II: In the Mediterranean Sea, the Royal Navy confronts Italy's Regia Marina in the Second Battle of Sirte. >1943 – World War II: the entire population of Khatyn in Belarus is burnt alive by German occupation forces. >2004 – Ahmed Yassin, co-founder and leader of the Palestinian Sunni Islamist group Hamas, two bodyguards, and nine civilian bystanders are killed in the Gaza Strip when hit by Israeli Air Force AH-64 Apache fired Hellfire missiles.
> 453 BC – Spring and Autumn period: The house of Zhao defeats the house of Zhi, ending the Battle of Jinyang, a military conflict between the elite families of the State of Jin.
> 1516 – Tr?n C?o Rebellion: A group of imperial guards, led by Tr?nh Duy S?n, murdered Emperor Lê T??ng D?c and fled, leaving the capital Th?ng Long undefended.
> 1821 – Greek War of Independence: The Greeks defeat the Turks at the Battle of Gravia Inn.
> 1846 – Mexican–American War: The Battle of Palo Alto – Zachary Taylor defeats a Mexican force north of the Rio Grande in the first major battle of the war.
> 1902 – In Martinique, Mount Pelée erupts, destroying the town of Saint-Pierre and killing over 30,000 people. Only a handful of residents survive the blast.
> 1942 – World War II: The Battle of the Coral Sea comes to an end with Japanese Imperial Navy aircraft carrier aircraft attacking and sinking the United States Navy aircraft carrier USS Lexington. The battle marks the first time in the naval history that two enemy fleets fight without visual contact between warring ships.
> 1942 – World War II: Gunners of the Ceylon Garrison Artillery on Horsburgh Island in the Cocos Islands rebel in the Cocos Islands Mutiny. Their mutiny is crushed and three of them are executed, the only British Commonwealth soldiers to be executed for mutiny during the Second World War.
> 1945 – Hundreds of Algerian civilians are killed by French Army soldiers in the Sétif massacre.
> 1945 – World War II: V-E Day, combat ends in Europe. German forces agree in Reims, France, to an unconditional surrender.
> 1945 – End of the Prague uprising.
> 1984 – Corporal Denis Lortie enters the Quebec National Assembly and opens fire, killing three and wounding 13. René Jalbert, sergeant-at-arms of the assembly, succeeds in calming him, for which he will later receive the Cross of Valour.
>July 31st >Battle of Alexandria in 30 bc >Japanese Emperor Nijo born in 1143 >Battle of Cravant in 1423 >Holy Roman Emperor Maximilian II born in 1576 >First US patent filed in 1790 >William Quantrill born in 1837 >Nazi Party wins the German vote in 1932 >Holocaust officially begun in 1941 >Start I signed in 1991 Not bad.
>>17th of October >539 BC – Cyrus the Great marches into the city of Babylon, releasing the Jews from almost 70 years of exile. Cyrus allows the Jews to return to Yehud Medinata and rebuild the Temple in Jerusalem. Goddamn kikes. >1448 – Second Battle of Kosovo, where the mainly Hungarian army led by John Hunyadi is defeated by an Ottoman army led by Sultan Murad II. Kebab must be removed >1917 – First British bombing of Germany in World War I. :-( >1933 – Albert Einstein flees Nazi Germany and moves to the United States. :-D >1941 – For the first time in World War II, a German submarine attacks an American ship. :p >1941 – German troops execute the male population of the villages Kerdyllia in Serres, Greece. The fuck? >1994 – Russian journalist Dmitry Kholodov is assassinated while investigating corruption in the armed forces. This guy was killed by a rigger suitcase..
January 14, Events >1784 – American Revolutionary War: Ratification Day, United States - Congress ratifies the Treaty of Paris with Great Britain. >1822 – Greek War of Independence: Acrocorinth is captured by Theodoros Kolokotronis and Demetrios Ypsilantis. >1950 – The first prototype of the MiG-17 makes its maiden flight.
Birth days >83 BC – Mark Antony, Roman general and politician (d. 30 BCE) >1741 – Benedict Arnold, American-English general (d. 1801)
Deaths > Edward Cornwallis, English general (b. 1713) >1923 – Louis Richardet, Swiss target shooter (b. 1864)
>September 17 The city of Boston is founded 1630 Siege of Fort Jean during Rvolutionary War 1775 US Constitution signed in Philadelphia 1787 Francis Scott Key finished what is now the national anthem 1814 Harriet Tubman escapes 1849 Soviet Union joins Germany in invading Poland 1939 Operation Sea Lion postponed indefinitely 1940 Allies parachute into Netherlands for Market Garden 1944
Born: Anatoly Karpov Ambrose Burnside Ulysses S Grant
Died: Captain Kidd Bonnie and Clyde Heinrich Himmler John Rockefeller
Events: Joan of Arc Captured by the Burgundians The Eighty Years War Begins South Carolina ratifies the Constitution Italy joins the Allies in WW1 Adam Lambert becomes the first openly gay artist to debut at #1 on the Billboard 200 Album Charts
>1387 - King Charles III of Naples and Hungary is assassinated at Buda. >1389 - Battle at Falköping: Danes defeat King Albert of Sweden - http://archive.today/k5aj5 >1525 - Battle of Pavia: Holy Roman Emperor Charles V's troops beat the French; Francois I captured and 8700 killed - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Battle_of_Pavia >1739 - Battle of Karnal: The army of Iranian ruler Nadir Shah defeats the forces of the Mughal emperor of India, Muhammad Shah. - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Battle_of_karnal >1779 - George Rogers Clark captures Vincennes (Ind) from British (Pretty cool since he was the leader of the Kentucky militia, my state) - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/George_Rogers_Clark >1793 - French troops conquer Breda >1821 - Mexico gains independence from Spain >1826 - The signing of the Treaty of Yandaboo marks the end of the First Burmese War. >1864 - American Civil War: Battle of Tunnel Hill, GA >1891 - Captain Archinard's troops (French) occupy Diena West Sudan >1895 - Cuban war for independence begins >1917 - German plan to get Mexican help in WW I exposed (Zimmerman telegram) - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Zimmermann_Telegram >1918 - Estonian Declaration of Independence - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Estonian_Declaration_of_Independence >1921 - 1st transcontinental flight in 24 hrs flying time arrives Florida >1945 - Egypt & Syria declares war on Nazi-Germany >1948 - Communist Party seizes complete control of Czechoslovakia >1949 - Israel & Egypt sign an armistice agreement >1991 - Operation Desert Storm: US & allies begin a ground war assault on Iraqi troops - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Desert_storm
-475 - Byzantine Emperor Zeno is forced to flee his capital at Constantinople. >/pol/1349 - 700 Jews of Basel Switzerland, burned alive in their houses -1570 - Tsar Ivan the terrible kills 1000-2000 residents of Novgorod -1793 - Dutch Prince Willem V establishes 2 brigades Drive Artillery -1858 - Anson Jones, the last President of the Republic of Texas, commits suicide. -1861 - 1st hostile act of Civil War; Star of West fired on, Sumter, SC -1879 - Cheyenne prisoners led by Dull Knife revolt at Ft Robinson -1917 - World War I: the Battle of Rafa occurs near the Egyptian border with Palestine. -1936 - Semi-automatic rifles adopted by US army >more /pol/ 1941 - 6,000 Jews exterminated in pogrom in Bucharest Romania -1945 - US soldiers led by Gen Douglas MacArthur invades Philippines -1947 - Elizabeth "Betty" Short, the Black Dahlia, is last seen alive. -1959 - "Rawhide" with Clint Eastwood premieres on CBS TV -1988 - US male Figure Skating championship won by Brian Boitano And most importantly; -1996 - First episode of "Third Rock from the Sun" screened on NBC
>1776 – American Revolutionary War: word of the United States Declaration of Independence reaches London.
>1792 – French Revolution: Storming of the Tuileries Palace – Louis XVI of France is arrested and taken into custody as his Swiss Guards are massacred by the Parisian mob.
>1920 – World War I: Ottoman sultan Mehmed VI's representatives sign the Treaty of Sèvres that divides up the Ottoman Empire between the Allies.
>1944 – World War II: American forces defeat the last Japanese troops on Guam.
>1944 – World War II: The Battle of Narva ends with a combined German–Estonian force successfully defending Narva, Estonia, from invading Soviet troops.
>1949 – U.S. President Harry S. Truman signs the National Security Act Amendment, streamlining the defense agencies of the United States government, and replacing the Department of War with the United States Department of Defense.
>1961 – First use in Vietnam War of the Agent Orange by the U.S. Army.
August 11 490 – Battle of Adda: The Goths under Theodoric the Great and his ally Alaric II defeat the forces of Odoacer on the Adda River, near Milan. 1332 – Wars of Scottish Independence: Battle of Dupplin Moor – Scots under Domhnall II, Earl of Mar are routed by Edward Balliol. 1898 – Spanish–American War: American troops enter the city of Mayagüez, Puerto Rico. 1918 – World War I: the Battle of Amiens ends 1972 – Vietnam War: the last United States ground combat unit leaves South Vietnam.
>1862 – American Civil War: the Confederate ironclad CSS Arkansas is scuttled on the Mississippi River after suffering catastrophic engine failure near Baton Rouge, Louisiana. >1914 – World War I: First Battle of the Atlantic – two days after the United Kingdom had declared war on Germany over the German invasion of Belgium, ten German U-boats leave their base in Heligoland to attack Royal Navy warships in the North Sea. >1914 – World War I: Serbia declares war on Germany; Austria declares war on Russia. (WW1 is favorite war) >1940 – Estonia was illegally annexed by the Soviet Union. >The Warsaw Uprising occurs on August 1. It is brutally suppressed and all able-bodied men in Krakow are detained afterwards to prevent a similar uprising--the Krakow Uprising (1944)-- that was planned but never carried out. (fuckin jews got nerfed before they even had a chance to revolt) >1945 – World War II: Hiroshima, Japan is devastated when the atomic bomb "Little Boy" is dropped by the United States B-29 Enola Gay. Around 70,000 people are killed instantly, and some tens of thousands die in subsequent years from burns and radiation poisoning. (I was born on the first aggressive use of an atomic weapon, kickass...) >1960 – Cuban Revolution: Cuba nationalizes American and foreign-owned property in the nation. > Gulf War: the United Nations Security Council orders a global trade embargo against Iraq in response to Iraq's invasion of Kuwait. >NASA announces that the ALH 84001 meteorite, thought to originate from Mars, contains evidence of primitive life-forms. (Makes me think that there might really be some ass to kick out in space...)
Besides some derkha derkhas overthrowing Muhamed hamshiiit and the rover landing on mars not much else happened.
Oh and also I share a birthday with M night shamalan
>http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/May_10 >1940 – World War II: German fighters accidentally bomb the German city of Freiburg. >Not /k/-related, but worth it. 1893 – The Supreme Court of the United States rules in Nix v. Hedden that a tomato is a vegetable, not a fruit, under the Tariff Act of 1883.
1919 – The German Workers' Party, which would become the Nazi Party, is founded.
1976 – The Troubles: In response to the killing of six Catholics the night before, gunmen shoot dead ten Protestant civilians after stopping their minibus at Kingsmill in County Armagh, Northern Ireland, UK.
1779 – Stephen Decatur, American soldier (d. 1820)
>>22058300 Another few >2005 – A hand grenade thrown by Vladimir Arutinian lands about 65 feet (20 meters) from U.S. President George W. Bush while he is giving a speech to a crowd in Tbilisi, Georgia, but it malfunctions and does not detonate.
>>22058199 looking through this thread it seems like a lot of people are just posting what happened on their birthday not the actual day of their birth
so here it goes, October 23rd http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/October_23 highlights >42 BC – Roman Republican civil wars: Second Battle of Philippi – Mark Antony and Octavian decisively defeat Brutus's army. Brutus commits suicide. >1157 – The Battle of Grathe Heath ends the civil war in Denmark. King Sweyn III is killed and Valdemar I restores the country. >1641 – Outbreak of the Irish Rebellion of 1641. >1642 – Battle of Edgehill: First major battle of the First English Civil War. >1861 – U.S. President Abraham Lincoln suspends the writ of habeas corpus in Washington, D.C., for all military-related cases. >1911 – First use of aircraft in war: An Italian pilot takes off from Libya to observe Turkish army lines during the Turco-Italian War. >1917 – Lenin calls for the October Revolution. >1944 – World War II: Battle of Leyte Gulf – The largest naval battle in history begins in the Philippines. >1983 – Lebanon Civil War: The U.S. Marines barracks in Beirut is hit by a truck bomb, killing 241 U.S. military personnel. A French army barracks in Lebanon is also hit that same morning, killing 58 troops. >2011 – The Libyan National Transition Council deems the Libyan civil war over.
1940 – France is forced to sign the Second Compiègne armistice with Germany. 1941 – Germany invades the Soviet Union in Operation Barbarossa. 1941 – The June Uprising in Lithuania begins. 1942 – Erwin Rommel is promoted to Field Marshal after the capture of Tobruk. 1944 – Opening day of the Soviet Union's Operation Bagration against the Army Group Centre. 1944 – U.S. President Franklin D. Roosevelt signs into law the Servicemen's Readjustment Act of 1944, commonly known as the G.I. Bill.
1945 – The Battle of Okinawa comes to an end.
1957 – The Soviet Union launches an R-12 missile for the first time (in the Kapustin Yar).
1916 – World War I: In France, the Battle of Verdun begins. 1848 – Karl Marx and Friedrich Engels publish The Communist Manifesto. 1945 – World War II: Japanese Kamikaze planes sink the escort carrier USS Bismarck Sea and damage the USS Saratoga. 1965 – Malcolm X is assassinated at the Audubon Ballroom in New York City by members of the Nation of Islam. 1975 – Watergate scandal: Former United States Attorney General John N. Mitchell and former White House aides H. R. Haldeman and John Ehrlichman are sentenced to prison. 1986 – The Legend of Zelda, the first game of The Legend of Zelda series, was released in Japan on the Famicom Disk System.
>>22051987 May 22nd 334 BC – The Macedonian army of Alexander the Great defeats Darius III of Persia in the Battle of the Granicus. 1939 – World War II: Germany and Italy sign the Pact of Steel. >1942 – Mexico enters World War II on the side of the Allies. kek
As a conspiracy fuck, this one makes me happy. 1945 – Operation Paperclip – United States Army Major Robert B. Staver recommends that the U.S. evacuate German scientists and engineers to help in the development of rocket technology.
1997 – Kelly Flinn, the US Air Force's first female bomber pilot certified for combat, accepts a general discharge in order to avoid a court-martial.
>>22051987 Wow, mine's fucking awesome. October 3rd
>52 BC – Vercingetorix, leader of the Gauls, surrenders to the Romans under Julius Caesar, ending the siege and Battle of Alesia. >42 BC – First Battle of Philippi: Triumvirs Mark Antony and Octavian fight a decisive battle with Caesar's assassins Brutus and Cassius. >1942 – Spaceflight: The first successful launch of a V-2 /A4-rocket from Test Stand VII at Peenemünde, Germany. It is the first man-made object to reach space. >1990 – German reunification. The German Democratic Republic ceases to exist and its territory becomes part of the Federal Republic of Germany. East German citizens became part of the European Community, which later became the European Union. Now celebrated as German Unity Day. And finally, the one I already knew and my personal favorite >1993 – Battle of Mogadishu: In a failed attempt to capture officials of warlord Mohamed Farrah Aidid's organisation in Mogadishu, Somalia, 18 U.S. soldiers and about 1,000 Somalis are killed in heavy fighting. Black Hawk Down motherfuckers, I win
>>22062221 1905 – Wilbur Wright pilots Wright Flyer III in a flight of 24 miles in 39 minutes, a world record that stood until 1908. 1914 – World War I: first aerial combat resulting in an intentional fatality. 1962 – Dr. No, the first in the James Bond film series, is released. 1829 – Chester A. Arthur, American general, lawyer, and politician, 21st President of the United States (d. 1886) 1958 – Neil deGrasse Tyson, American astrophysicist, cosmologist, and author 2011 – Steve Jobs, American businessman, co-founder and of Apple Inc. (b. 1955) Much more interesting than you think, though not /k/ related so it may be irrelevant.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/1992_Los_Angeles_riots >mfw I watch this unfold on my third birthday >mfw I lived next to the perimeter of the JFTB in los al >mfw I wasn't allowed outside the week of my birthday
>1230 – Bulgarian tsar Ivan Asen II defeats Theodore of Epirus in the Battle of Klokotnitsa. >1847 – Mexican–American War: The first large-scale amphibious assault in U.S. history is launched in the Siege of Veracruz. >1862 – American Civil War: The USS Monitor and CSS Virginia fight to a draw in the Battle of Hampton Roads, the first battle between two ironclad warships. >1916 – Mexican Revolution: Pancho Villa leads nearly 500 Mexican raiders in an attack against the border town of Columbus, New Mexico. >1944 – World War II: Japanese troops counter-attack American forces on Hill 700 in Bougainville in a battle that would last five days. >1944 – World War II: Soviet Army planes attack Tallinn, Estonia. >1945 – The Bombing of Tokyo by the United States Army Air Forces begin, one of the most destructive bombing raids in history. >1945 – World War II: A coup de main by Japanese forces in French Indochina removes the French from power.
489 – Battle of Verona: The Ostrogoths under king Theodoric the Great defeat the forces of Odoacer for the second time at Verona (Northern Italy).
737 – Battle of the Baggage: Turgesh drive back an Umayyad invasion of Khuttal, follow them south of the Oxus and capture their baggage train.
1541 – Spanish conquistador Hernando de Soto and his forces enter Tula territory in present-day western Arkansas, encountering fierce resistance.
1744 – France and Spain defeat the Kingdom of Sardinia at the Battle of Madonna dell'Olmo.
1813 – Battle of Bárbula: Simón Bolívar defeats Santiago Bobadilla.
1938 – At 2:00 am, Britain, France, Germany and Italy sign the Munich Agreement, allowing Germany to occupy the Sudetenland region of Czechoslovakia.
1938 – The League of Nations unanimously outlaws "intentional bombings of civilian populations".
1941 – World War II: Holocaust in Kiev, Ukraine: German Einsatzgruppe C complete Babi Yar massacre.
1954 – The U.S. Navy submarine USS Nautilus is commissioned as the world's first nuclear reactor powered vessel.
1965 – The 30 September Movement attempts a coup against the Indonesian government, which is crushed by the military under Suharto and leads to a mass anti-communist purge, with over 500,000 people killed.
1975 – The Hughes (later McDonnell-Douglas, now Boeing) AH-64 Apache makes its first flight.
1996 – The United States Congress passes an Amendment that bars the possession of firearms for people who were convicted of domestic violence, even misdemeanor level.
2004 – The AIM-54 Phoenix, the primary missile for the F-14 Tomcat, is retired from service. Almost two years later, the Tomcat is retired.
January 27: 98 – Trajan succeeded his adoptive father Nerva as Roman emperor; under his rule the Roman Empire would reach its maximum extent. 1606 – Gunpowder Plot: The trial of Guy Fawkes and other conspirators begins, ending with their execution on January 31. 1776 – American Revolutionary War: Henry Knox's "noble train of artillery" arrives in Cambridge, Massachusetts. 1939 – First flight of the Lockheed P-38 Lightning. 1943 – World War II: The VIII Bomber Command dispatched ninety-one B-17s and B-24s to attack the U-Boat construction yards at Wilhelmshaven, Germany. This was the first American bombing attack on Germany of the war. 1944 – World War II: The 900-day Siege of Leningrad is lifted. 1945 – World War II: The Red Army liberates the remained inmates of the Auschwitz-Birkenau concentration camp built by the Nazi Germans on the territory of Poland. 1967 – The United States, United Kingdom, and Soviet Union sign the Outer Space Treaty in Washington, D.C., banning deployment of nuclear weapons in space, and limiting use of the Moon and other celestial bodies to peaceful purposes. 1973 – The Paris Peace Accords officially end the Vietnam War. Colonel William Nolde is killed in action becoming the conflict's last recorded American combat casualty.
February 2 The battle of Stalingrad ends Dyatlov Pass incident - The Dyatlov Pass incident generally refers to the mysterious deaths of nine ski hikers in the northern Ural mountains on the night of February 2, 1959 Soviet war in Afghanistan: The last Soviet armoured column leaves Kabul.
>>22063355 >April 5th 1943 – World War II: American bomber aircraft accidentally cause more than 900 civilian deaths, including 209 children, and 1,300 wounded among the civilian population of the Belgian town of Mortsel. Their target was the Erla factory one kilometer from the residential area hit. 1944 – World War II: 270 inhabitants of the Greek town of Kleisoura are executed by the Germans. 1946 – Soviet troops leave the island of Bornholm, Denmark after an 11-month occupation. 1951 – Ethel and Julius Rosenberg are sentenced to death for spying for the Soviet Union. 1956 – Fidel Castro declares himself at war with Cuban President Fulgencio Batista. 1976 – In the People's Republic of China, the April Fifth Movement leads to the Tiananmen incident. 1994 – American musician Kurt Cobain commits suicide. 2009 – North Korea launches its controversial Kwangmy?ngs?ng-2 rocket. The satellite passed over mainland Japan, which prompted an immediate reaction from the United Nations Security Council, as well as participating states of Six-party talks.
>1524 – Italian Wars: The French troops lay siege to Pavia. >1644 – Second Battle of Newbury in the English Civil War. >1858 – Theodore Roosevelt born, American colonel and politician, 26th President of the United States, Nobel Prize laureate (d. 1919) >1907 – ?ernová massacre: Fifteen people are killed in the Hungarian half of Austria-Hungary when a gunman opens fire on a crowd gathered at a church consecration. This would led to protests over the treatment of minorities in Austria-Hungary. >1914 – World War I: The British super-dreadnought battleship HMS Audacious (23,400 tons), is sunk off Tory Island, north-west of Ireland, by a minefield laid by the armed German merchant-cruiser Berlin. >1953 – British nuclear test Totem 2 is carried out at Emu Field, South Australia. >1962 – Major Rudolf Anderson of the United States Air Force becomes the only direct human casualty of the Cuban Missile Crisis when his U-2 reconnaissance airplane is shot down in Cuba by a Soviet-supplied SA-2 Guideline surface-to-air missile. >1981 – The Soviet submarine U 137 runs aground on the east coast of Sweden. >1988 – Ronald Reagan decides to tear down the new U.S. Embassy in Moscow because of Soviet listening devices in the building structure. >1999 – Gunmen open fire in the Armenian Parliament, killing Prime Minister Vazgen Sargsyan, Parliament Chairman Karen Demirchyan, and 6 other members.
April 3rd >1834 – The generals in the Greek War of Independence stand trial for treason. >1865 – American Civil War: Union forces capture Richmond, Virginia, the capital of the Confederate States of America. >1882 – American Old West: Jesse James is killed by Robert Ford. >1922 – Joseph Stalin becomes the first General Secretary of the Communist Party of the Soviet Union. >1942 – World War II: Japanese forces begin an assault on the United States and Filipino troops on the Bataan Peninsula. >1946 – Japanese Lt. General Masaharu Homma is executed in the Philippines for leading the Bataan Death March. >1948 – In Jeju, South Korea, a civil-war-like period of violence and human rights abuses begins, known as the Jeju massacre. >1997 – The Thalit massacre begins in Algeria; all but one of the 53 inhabitants of Thalit are killed by guerrillas. >2004 – Islamic terrorists involved in the 11 March 2004 Madrid attacks are trapped by the police in their apartment and kill themselves.
>1770 – Theodoros Kolokotronis, Greek general (d. 1843) >1782 – Alexander Macomb, American general (d. 1841) >1798 – Charles Wilkes, American admiral, geographer, and explorer (d.1877) >1823 – George Derby, American lieutenant (d. 1861) >1864 – Emil Kellenberger, Swiss target shooter (d. 1943) >1887 – Nishiz? Tsukahara, Japanese admiral (d. 1966) >1888 – Thomas C. Kinkaid, American admiral (d. 1972) >1897 – Thrasyvoulos Tsakalotos, Greek lieutenant (d. 1989) >1905 – Robert Sink, American general (d. 1965) >1920 – John Demjanjuk, Ukrainian-American criminal (d. 2012) >1924 – Roza Shanina, Russian sergeant and sniper (d. 1945) >1927 – Wesley A. Brown, American general and engineer (d. 2012)
>1606 – Charles Blount, 8th Baron Mountjoy, English general and politician, Lord Lieutenant of Ireland (b. 1563) >1971 – Joseph Valachi, American gangster (b. 1904) >1999 – Geoffrey Walsh, Canadian lieutenant (b. 1909)
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