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George S. Patton

US WWII General George S. Patton

Profession: US WWII General

United States of America

Why Famous: Commanded the Seventh US Army and Third US Army during World War II.

Born: November 11, 1885
Birthplace: San Gabriel, California, USA

Generation: Lost Generation
Star Sign: Scorpio

Died: December 21, 1945 (aged 60)
Cause of Death: Congestive heart failure

Married Life

  • 1910-05-26 US General George S. Patton (24) weds Frederick Ayer's daughter Beatrice Ayer at Beverly Farms Episcopal Church near Boston, Massachusetts

Historical Events

  • 1943-03-07 US General George S. Patton arrives in Djebel Kouif, Tunisia
  • 1943-07-22 US forces led by General George S. Patton liberate Palermo, Sicily
  • 1943-08-03 General Patton slaps a US GI in hospital, accusing him of cowardice
  • 1943-08-10 US General George S. Patton calls injured soldier "cowardly"
  • 1943-08-17 Gen Patton enters Messina, completing conquest of Sicily by Allies
  • 1944-07-06 US General Patton lands in France
  • 1944-08-18 Chartres freed by US 3rd Army forces during WWII led by General George S. Patton
  • 1944-12-26 Battle of Bastogne: US General Patton's 3rd Army repulses Germans
  • 1945-03-05 Generals Dwight D. Eisenhower, George S. Patton and Alexander Patch meet in LunĂ©ville, France
  • 1945-03-10 Patton's 3rd Army makes contact with Hodge's 1st Army
  • 1945-03-26 Allied generals Dwight D. Eisenhower, Omar Bradley and George S. Patton launch attack at Remagen on the Rhine
  • 1970-02-04 "Patton" directed by Franklin J. Schaffner and starring George C. Scott premieres in New York (Academy Awards Best Picture 1971)