The History of War (Part 3)

Historical Events

Events 201 - 300 of 718

  • 1864-02-01 2nd German-Danish war begins
  • 1864-02-20 Civil War battle of Olustee, Florida
  • 1864-04-17 Grant suspends prisoner-of-war exchanges
  • 1864-05-21 Russia declares an end to the Russian-Circassian War and many Circassians are forced into exile. The day is designated to be the Circassian Day of Mourning.

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1864-06-03 General Robert E. Lee wins his last victory of Civil War at Battle of Cold Harbor

Confederate General Robert E. Lee
Confederate General
Robert E. Lee
  • 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

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1866-04-02 US President Andrew Johnson ends civil war in Ala, Ark, Fla, Ga, Miss, La, NC, SC, Tn & Va

17th US President Andrew Johnson
17th US President
Andrew Johnson
  • 1866-06-20 Italy declares war on Austria
  • 1866-08-20 President Andrew Johnson formally declares US Civil War over
  • 1866-09-22 Decisive battle of Curupaity in the War of the Triple Alliance.
  • 1867-08-12 US President Andrew Johnson defies Congress suspending Secretary of War Edwin Stanton
  • 1868-04-13 Abyssinian War ends as British and Indian troops capture Magdala and Ethiopian Emperor commits suicide
  • 1869-08-16 Battle of Acosta Ñu: A Paraguay battalion made up of children is massacred by the Brazilian Army during the War of the Triple Alliance.
  • 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.
  • 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 defeated Zanzibar in a 38-minute war (9:02 AM-9:40 AM). Shortest recorded war in history.
  • 1898-04-11 President McKinley asks for Spanish-American War declaration
  • 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 as of this date.
  • 1898-04-22 1st Spanish-American War action: USS Nashville, takes enemy 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.
  • 1898-12-10 Spanish-American War formally ended by the Treaty of Paris; US acquires Philippines, Puerto Rico & Guam
  • 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

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

Inventor Thomas Edison
Thomas Edison
  • 1903-02-21 Cornerstone laid for US army war college, Washington, D.C.
  • 1904-09-29 1st monument honoring Spanish American War erected (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

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

British Prime Minister H. H. Asquith
British Prime Minister
H. H. Asquith
  • 1911-09-29 Italy declares war on Turkey, starting the Italo-Turkish War
  • 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 & Greece declare war on Bulgaria
  • 1913-07-10 Romania declares war on Bulgaria
  • 1913-08-10 2nd Balkan War ends, Treaty of Bucharest, Bulgaria loses
  • 1914-03-01 Dutch Minister of war H Colijn named director of British Petroleum


1914-06-28 Franz Ferdinand, Archduke of Austria and his wife Sophie are assassinated in Sarajevo by young Serb nationalist Gavrilo Princip at 10.45, the casus belli of WWI

Archduke of Austria Franz Ferdinand
Archduke of Austria
Franz Ferdinand
  • 1914-07-05 Germany offers Austria war aid to fight against Russia in Serbia

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

German Emperor and King of Prussia Wilhelm II
German Emperor and King of Prussia
Wilhelm II
Tsar Nicholas II
Nicholas II
  • 1914-08-01 Trois Vierges: German 69th infantry regiment enters Luxembourg on outbreak of WWI
  • 1914-08-03 Germany invades Belgium & declares war on France in WW 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 WWI: Austria-Hungary declares war on Russia
  • 1914-08-06 WWI: Serbia declares war against Germany
  • 1914-08-06 Denis Patrick Dowd Jr. enlists in the French Foreign Legion, becoming the first American to fight in World War I.
  • 1914-08-08 Montenegro declares war on Germany
  • 1914-08-12 France and Great Britian 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
  • 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

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