The History of War (Part 3)

Historical Events

Events 201 - 300 of 702

  • 1865-02-27 Civil War skirmish near Sturgeon, Missouri
  • 1865-05-12 Last land action of Civil war at Palmito Ranch, Texas
  • 1865-05-13 Battle of Palmito Ranch, near Brownsville, Texas: final engagement of the American Civil War, Private John Jefferson Williams of B Company, 34th Regiment Indiana Infantry is last man killed

Historic Event

1866-04-02 US President Andrew Johnson ends civil war in Alabama, Arkansas, Florida, Georgia, Mississippi, Louisiana, North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee & Virginia

Victory in Battle

1866-09-22 War of the Triple Alliance: Decisive battle of Curupayty results in a Paraguayan victory and heavy losses for Argentinian and Brazilian forces

Ethiopian Emperor Commits Suicide

1868-04-13 Abyssinian War ends as British and Indian troops capture Magdala and Ethiopian Emperor Tewodros II commits suicide

  • 1869-08-16 War of the Triple Alliance: A Paraguay battalion made up of children is massacred by the Brazilian Army during the Battle of Acosta Ñu
  • 1870-07-19 France declares war on Prussia; Franco-Prussian war begins
  • 1872-11-29 Indian Wars: The Modoc War begins with the Battle of Lost River
  • 1876-03-04 US Congress decides to impeach Minister of War Belknap
  • 1876-06-30 Serbia declares war on Turkey
  • 1876-07-03 Montenegro declares war on Turkey
  • 1877-04-24 Russo-Turkish War, 1877-78: Russia declares war on the Ottoman Empire
  • 1878-02-02 Greece declares war on Turkey
  • 1878-02-18 John Tunstall is murdered by outlaw Jessie Evans, sparking the Lincoln County War in Lincoln County, New Mexico.

Anglo-Zulu War

1879-01-11 Anglo-Zulu War begins as British Lt-General Chelmsford invades Zululand in South Africa

  • 1879-03-23 War of the Pacific fought between Chile and the joints forces of Bolivia and Peru. Chile successfully takes over Arica and Tarapacá, leaving Bolivia a landlocked country.
  • 1879-04-05 Chile declares war on Bolivia and Peru, starting the War of the Pacific.
  • 1879-10-08 War of the Pacific: the Chilean Navy defeats the Peruvian Navy in the Battle of Angamos, Peruvian Admiral Miguel Grau is killed in the encounter.
  • 1880-06-07 War of the Pacific: The Battle of Arica, assault and capture of Morro de Arica (Arica Cape), that ended the Campaña del Desierto (Desert Campaign).
  • 1883-07-24 Arabi Pasha declares a holy war in Egypt
  • 1884-10-06 Naval War College forms in Newport, Rhode Island
  • 1885-03-30 The Battle for Kushka triggers the Pandjeh Incident which nearly gives rise to war between the British Empire and Russian Empire
  • 1888-03-02 The Convention of Constantinople signed, guaranteeing free maritime passage through the Suez Canal during war and peace
  • 1895-02-24 Cuban war for independence begins
  • 1895-04-17 Treaty of Shimonoseki is signed ending the First Sino-Japanese War (1894-95)
  • 1896-08-27 Britain defeats Zanzibar in a 38-minute war (9:02 AM-9:40 AM). Shortest recorded war in history.
  • 1898-04-21 Spanish–American War: The U.S. Congress, on April 25, recognizes that a state of war exists between the United States and Spain
  • 1898-04-22 1st Spanish–American War action sees the USS Nashville capture a Spanish ship
  • 1898-04-24 Spanish–American War: Spain declares war after rejecting US ultimatum to withdraw from Cuba
  • 1898-04-25 Spanish–American War: The United States declares state of war on Spain effective from 21st April
  • 1899-02-04 The Philippine–American War begins with fighting between American and Philippine revolutionary forces
  • 1899-02-06 Spanish–American War ends, peace treaty ratified by Senate
  • 1899-10-11 South African Boers declare war on Great Britain
  • 1899-10-12 South Africa Boer Republic declares war on Britain
  • 1901-11-27 U.S. Army War College is established in Washington, D.C.
  • 1902-05-31 Boer War Ends; Treaty of Unity signed, Britain annexes Transvaal

Topsy the Elephant is Electrocuted

1903-01-04 Topsy the elephant is electrocuted by her owners at Luna Park, Coney Island and filmed by Edison Manufacturing movie company [1]

  • 1903-02-21 Cornerstone laid for US army war college, Washington, D.C.
  • 1904-09-29 1st monument honoring Spanish–American War erected, in Monroeville, Ohio
  • 1905-03-25 Confederate battle flags captured during the American Civil War are returned to South
  • 1907-12-21 Dutch government of De Master falls due to war budget
  • 1911-07-20 Generals Henry Wilson/Auguste Dubail sign plan for British Expeditionary army in case of war with Germany

Historic Event

1911-08-23 British Prime Minister H. H. Asquith holds secret meeting about British strategy in case of war with Germany

  • 1912-09-15 War between Turkey & Montenegro breaks out in Albania
  • 1912-10-08 Montenegro declares war on Turkey, beginning 1st Balkan War
  • 1912-10-17 Bulgaria, Greece & Serbia declares war on Turkey
  • 1912-11-25 Socialist International rejects that world war is coming
  • 1913-06-25 American Civil War veterans begin arriving at the Great Reunion of 1913
  • 1913-07-01 Serbia and Greece declare war on Bulgaria
  • 1913-07-10 Romania declares war on Bulgaria
  • 1913-08-10 Treaty of Bucharest ends the Second Balkan War, Bulgaria cedes territory
  • 1914-03-01 Dutch Minister of War Hendrikus Colijn named director of British Petroleum
  • 1914-07-05 Germany offers Austria war aid to fight against Russia in Serbia

Declaration of War

1914-08-01 Emperor Wilhelm II of Germany declares war on his nephew Tsar Nicholas II of Russia in WWI

  • 1914-08-01 Trois Vierges: German 69th infantry regiment enters Luxembourg on outbreak of WWI
  • 1914-08-03 Germany invades Belgium and declares war on France, beginning World War I
  • 1914-08-04 WWI: Germany declares war on Belgium; Britain declares war on Germany
  • 1914-08-05 Montenegro declares war against Austria-Hungary in World War I
  • 1914-08-06 Denis Patrick Dowd Jr. enlists in the French Foreign Legion, becoming the first American to fight in World War I
  • 1914-08-06 WWI: Austria-Hungary declares war on Russia
  • 1914-08-06 WWI: Serbia declares war against Germany
  • 1914-08-08 Montenegro declares war on Germany
  • 1914-08-12 France and Great Britain declare war on Austria-Hungary
  • 1914-08-16 World War I: Battle of Cer begins.
  • 1914-08-23 Japan declares war on Germany in World War I
  • 1914-08-27 US war reporter Richard H Davis visits Leuven
  • 1914-09-08 Private Thomas Highgate becomes the first British soldier to be executed for desertion during WW1
  • 1914-09-09 First fully mechanized unit in the British Army created - the Canadian Automobile Machine Gun Brigade (WWI)
  • 1914-10-05 World War I first aerial combat resulting in a kill
  • 1914-10-09 German troops take Antwerp in World War I
  • 1914-10-31 Great Britain & France declare war on Turkey
  • 1914-11-02 Russia declares war on the Ottoman Empire
  • 1914-11-28 World War I: Following a war-induced closure in July, the New York Stock Exchange re-opens for bond trading.
  • 1914-12-16 World War I: German battleships under Franz Von Hipper bombard the English ports of Hartlepool and Scarborough.
  • 1914-12-23 World War I: Australian and New Zealand troops arrive in Cairo, Egypt
  • 1915-03-05 World War I: The LZ 33, a zeppelin, is damaged by enemy fire and stranded south of Ostend.
  • 1915-04-18 French pilot Roland Garros is shot down and glides to a landing on the German side of the lines during World War I.
  • 1915-05-23 Italy declares war on Austria-Hungary during WW I
  • 1915-08-19 World War I: the Battle of Van begins
  • 1915-08-21 Italy declares war on Turkey in World War One
  • 1915-09-05 Anti-war conference in Zimmerwald, Switzerland
  • 1915-10-05 Bulgaria enters World War I as one of the Central Powers.
  • 1915-10-16 Great Britain declares war on Bulgaria
  • 1915-10-19 Russia and Italy declare war on Bulgaria

Gallipoli: Guts, Glory and Defeat

1915-12-15 WWI: ANZAC forces begin their withdrawal 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

Historic Event

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

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