The History of War (Part 4)

Historical Events

Events 301 - 400 of 729

  • 1915-10-16 Great Britain declares war on Bulgaria
  • 1915-10-19 Russia and Italy declare war on Bulgaria
  • 1915-12-12 Aristide Briand forms French war government
  • 1916-01-08 WWI: ANZAC forces withdraw from the Gallipoli Peninsula after Ottoman forces successfully defend access to Constantinople
  • 1916-03-09 Germany declares war against Portugal
  • 1916-08-02 World War I: Austrian sabotage causes the sinking of the Italian battleship Leonardo da Vinci in Taranto.
  • 1916-08-27 Romania declares war on Austria-Hungary
  • 1916-08-28 Germany declares war on Romania
  • 1916-08-28 Italy declares war against Germany
  • 1916-09-01 Bulgaria declares war on Romania

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1916-09-17 The Red Baron [Manfred von Richthofen], WWI flying ace of the German Luftstreitkräfte, wins his first aerial combat near Cambrai, France

World War I Fighter Ace The Red Baron
World War I Fighter Ace
The Red Baron
  • 1916-11-26 Greece declares war on Germany
  • 1916-12-06 World War I: The Central Powers capture Bucharest.

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1916-12-11 David Lloyd George forms British war government

British Prime Minister David Lloyd George
British Prime Minister
David Lloyd George
  • 1916-12-23 World War I: Battle of Magdhaba - Allied forces defeat Turkish forces in Egypt's Sinai peninsula.
  • 1917-01-09 World War I: the Battle of Rafa occurs near the Egyptian border with Palestine.
  • 1917-04-02 US President Wilson asks Congress to declare war against Germany
  • 1917-04-06 US declares war on Germany, enters World War I
  • 1917-06-13 World War I: the deadliest German air raid on London during World War I is carried out by Gotha G bombers and results in 162 deaths, including 46 children, and 432 injuries.
  • 1917-08-06 World War I: Battle of Mărăşeşti between the Romanian and German armies begins.
  • 1917-08-14 China declares war on Germany & Austria
  • 1917-08-17 Italy declares war on Turkey

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1917-10-15 Dutch dancer Mata Hari is executed by firing squad for spying for Germany during WWI at Vincennes near Paris

Exotic dancer, courtesan and convicted German spy Mata Hari
Exotic dancer, courtesan and convicted German spy
Mata Hari
  • 1917-10-26 World War I:Brazil declared in state of war with Central Powers.
  • 1917-10-31 World War I: Battle of Beersheba in southern Palestine - "last successful cavalry charge in history" performed by the 4th Australian Light Horse
  • 1917-12-07 US becomes 13th country to declare war on Austria during World War I
  • 1917-12-15 World War I: An armistice is reached between the new Russian Bolshevik government and the Central Powers.

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1918-01-26 Herbert Hoover, US Food Administrator, calls for "wheatless" & "meatless" days for war effort

31st US President Herbert Hoover
31st US President
Herbert Hoover
  • 1918-03-07 World War I: Finland forms an alliance with Germany.
  • 1918-04-21 World War I: German fighter ace Baron Manfred von Richthofen "The Red Baron", shot down and killed over Vaux sur Somme in France, Canadian pilot Arthur Roy Brown credited with the kill
  • 1918-05-15 43rd Preakness: Johnny Loftus aboard War Cloud wins in 1:53.6
  • 1918-05-15 The Finnish Civil War ends.
  • 1918-07-19 Wash catcher Eddie Ainsmith applies for deferment from the draft Sec of War Newton D Baker rules baseball players are not draft exempt
  • 1918-08-02 Japan announces that it is deploying troops to Siberia in the aftermath of World War I.
  • 1918-08-17 Samuel Riddle buys Man o'War for $5,000

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1918-10-01 World War I: Arab forces under T. E. Lawrence ("Lawrence of Arabia") capture Damascus

Soldier and Writer T. E. Lawrence
Soldier and Writer
T. E. Lawrence
  • 1919-02-14 The Polish-Soviet War begins.
  • 1919-05-03 Afghanistan Emir Amanoellah begins war against Great Britain
  • 1919-05-17 War Department (UK) orders use of National Star Insignia on all airplanes.

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1919-05-19 Mustafa Kemal Atatürk lands at Samsun on the Black Sea coast, beginning the Turkish War of Independence

President and founder of the Republic of Turkey Mustafa Kemal Atatürk
President and founder of the Republic of Turkey
Mustafa Kemal Atatürk
  • 1919-06-06 Finland declares war on bolsheviks
  • 1919-07-19 Following Peace Day celebrations marking the end of World War I, ex-servicemen rioted and burnt down Luton Town Hall.
  • 1920-05-18 45th Preakness: Clarence Kummer aboard Man o' War wins in 1:51.6
  • 1920-06-12 52nd Belmont: Clarence Kummer aboard Man o' War wins in 2:14.2
  • 1920-11-28 Kilmichael Ambush, Battle of the Irish War of Independence.
  • 1922-10-06 The great powers of the first world war withdraw from Istanbul
  • 1922-12-15 IVVV (association) peace congress on war forms in Hague
  • 1924-09-03 Civil war breaks out in China (Gen Tsi moves to Shanghai)
  • 1924-11-10 Dion O'Banion, leader of the North Side Gang is assassinated in his flower shop by members of Johnny Torrio's gang, sparking the bloody gang war of the 1920s in Chicago.
  • 1925-02-26 Jihad against Turkish government
  • 1925-07-20 Beirut sultan Pasja al-Atrasj calls Druzen for holy war against France
  • 1925-08-18 Belgium & US sign treaty about war debts
  • 1925-11-12 US & Italy sign peace accord about war debts
  • 1926-02-25 Kwo-Min-Tang (Guomindang) declares war on government/warlords

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1926-05-17 Chiang Kai-shek is made supreme warlord in Canton

Chinese Military and Political Leader Chiang Kai-shek
Chinese Military and Political Leader
Chiang Kai-shek
  • 1927-07-16 Augusto Sandino begins 5½ year war against US occupation of Nicaragua
  • 1927-07-24 The Menin Gate war memorial is unveiled at Ypres.

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1929-04-08 Indian Independence Movement: At the Delhi Central Assembly, Bhagat Singh and Batukeshwar Dutt throw handouts and bombs to court arrest.

Indian Independence Fighter Bhagat Singh
Indian Independence Fighter
Bhagat Singh
  • 1929-05-19 General Feng Yu-Xiang of China declares war on Chiang Kai-shek government
  • 1931-09-10 Lord Cecil of British government says War was never so improbable
  • 1931-09-28 200,000 demonstrators demand declaration of war on Japan in Peking
  • 1932-02-04 Japanese troops occupy Harbin, Manchuria
  • 1932-05-29 The Bonus Army of World War I veterans begins to assemble in Washington, D.C. in to request cash bonuses promised to them to be paid in 1945.
  • 1932-06-17 Bonus Army: around a thousand World War I veterans amass at the United States Capitol as the U.S. Senate considers a bill that would give them certain benefits.
  • 1932-07-20 In Washington, D.C., police fire tear gas on World War I veterans part of the Bonus Expeditionary Force who attempt to march to the White House.
  • 1932-07-28 Battle between unemployed war veterans & federal troops, 4 die
  • 1932-07-29 Great Depression: in Washington, D.C., U.S. troops disperse the last of the "Bonus Army" of World War I veterans.
  • 1932-08-27 International anti-war congress opens in Amsterdam
  • 1932-08-29 International Anti-War Committee forms in Amsterdam
  • 1933-05-10 Paraguay declares war on Bolivia
  • 1934-02-12 The four-day February Uprising, sometimes called the Austrian Civil War, begins.
  • 1934-02-16 Austrian Civil War ends with the defeat of the Social Democrats and the Republican Schutzbund.
  • 1935-06-12 Weapons pact ends 3 year war of Gran Chaco (Bolivia vs Paraguay)
  • 1935-06-14 Chaco War between Bolivia & Paraguay ends

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1936-07-18 Spanish Civil War : General Francisco Franco issues manifesto and leds uprising with army in Morocco

Spanish Dictator and General Francisco Franco
Spanish Dictator and General
Francisco Franco
  • 1936-12-12 Chinese leader Chiang Kai-shek declares war on Japan
  • 1937-05-08 63rd Kentucky Derby: Charley Kurtsinger on War Admiral wins 2:03.2
  • 1937-05-15 62nd Preakness: Charley Kurtsinger aboard War Admiral wins in 1:58.4
  • 1937-06-05 69th Belmont: Charley Kurtsinger aboard War Admiral wins in 2:28.6
  • 1937-08-14 China declares war on Japan
  • 1938-06-17 Japan declares war on China
  • 1938-09-28 Dutch Premier Colijn sends radio message "No war coming"
  • 1938-11-01 Seabiscuit beats War Admiral in a match race at Pimlico
  • 1939-03-17 Sino-Japanese War (1937-1945): The Battle of Nanchang between the Kuomintang and the Japanese breaks out.
  • 1939-03-28 Spanish Civil War ends, Madrid falls to Francisco Franco
  • 1939-04-01 US recognizes Franco government in Spain at end of Spanish civil war. Pope Pius XII congratulates Generalissimo Franco's victory in Spain
  • 1939-09-01 Switzerland mobilizes its forces and the Swiss Parliament elects Henri Guisan to head the Swiss Army (an event that can happen only during war or mobilization).
  • 1939-09-03 WWII: Britain declares war on Germany after invasion of Poland. France follows 6 hours later quickly joined by Australia, New Zealand, South Africa & Canada
  • 1939-09-06 South Africa declares war on Nazi-Germany
  • 1939-09-06 World War II: The Battle of Barking Creek.

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1939-09-08 FDR declares "limited national emergency" due to war in Europe

32nd US President Franklin D. Roosevelt
32nd US President
Franklin D. Roosevelt
  • 1939-09-11 Iraq and Saudi Arabia declare war on Nazi Germany

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1939-10-06 Adolf Hitler denies he intends to go to war against France & Britain

Dictator of Nazi Germany Adolf Hitler
Dictator of Nazi Germany
Adolf Hitler
  • 1939-10-06 Last Polish army is defeated in World War II.
  • 1939-11-06 World War II: 'Sonderaktion Krakau' - a Nazi operation against academics, with 184 professors arrested in Krakow and deported
  • 1939-12-24 World War II: Pope Pius XII makes a Christmas Eve appeal for peace.
  • 1940-01-12 World War II: Soviets bombs cities in Finland.
  • 1940-02-29 Finland initiates Winter War peace negotiations

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1940-03-18 Benito Mussolini joins Hitler in Germany's war against France & Britain

Italian Dictator Benito Mussolini
Italian Dictator
Benito Mussolini
Dictator of Nazi Germany Adolf Hitler
Dictator of Nazi Germany
Adolf Hitler
  • 1940-04-22 Rear Adm Joseph Taussig testifies before US Senate Naval Affairs Committee that war with Japan is inevitable

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