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Monday, April 22, 2019
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753 -BC- Traditional date of foundation of Rome
1738Algerian pirates raid the Bay of Naples
1836Battle of San Jacinto: Texas secures independence from Mexico
1861USS Saratoga captures slaver Nightingale, bound for the Confederacy
1865Abraham Lincoln's funeral train leaves Washington
1898US Declares War on Spain
1914US Marines and sailros occupy Vera Cruz, Mexico
1941Greece surrenders to Nazi Germany
1944TF 58 raids Hollandia, Wakde, to prepare for new landings.
1945The Red Army reaches the outskirts of Berlin
1945Japanese decide to abandon Rangoon and pull back in Burma to reorganize.
1945Ie Shima Is, off Okinawa secured after five days fighting
1954USAF flies French battalion to Vietnam
1961USAF Maj Robert M White takes X-15 to 32,000 m
1961French army revolt in Algeria
1967Military coup in Greece
1967Stalin's daughter, Svetlana Alliluyeva, seeks asylum in the US
1975Nguyen Van Thieu resigns as president of South Vietnam
  Today in Military History 

Apr 22, 2019
1509Henry VIII ascends the throne of England
1526First known revolt occurs in what is now South Carolina
1529Spain & Portugal divide eastern hemisphere in Treaty of Zaragoza
1676Naval Battle off Etna, Dutch-Spanish vs French
1769Madame du Barry becomes King Louis XV's "official" mistress
1778John Paul.Jones leads a landing party to raid Whitehaven, England
1796Battle of Mondovi: Napoleon defeats the Piedmontese
1861Robert E Lee named commander of Virginia forces
1898USS Nashville captures Spanish ship Buena Ventura
1898President McKinley orders blockade of Cuba
1913Balkan Wars: Montenegrans capture Scutari, Albania
1914Mexico severs diplomatic relations with US
1915Second Battle of Ypres: Germany initiates use of poison gas
1930London Conference: Great powers agree to further reduce naval forces
1944U.S. Army troops land near Hollandia in New Guinea.
1945Concentration Camp at Sachsenhausen liberated
1952An atomic explosion is broadcast live on television for the first time
1954Senate Army-McCarthy hearings are televised for the first time
1967Military junta imposes martial law in Greece
1972Apollo astronauts John Young & Charles Duke take a ride on the Moon
1983Soyuz T-8 returns to Earth
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0 Feast of St. George, Patron of England and of Soldiers
1014Battle of Clontarf: King Brian Boru of Ireland defeats the Danes
1348First and greatest order of knighthood founded, Order of the Garter
1795William Hastings acquitted in England of high treason
1826Missolonghi, Greece, captured by Turks
1861Texas forces capture U.S. Army base at San Antonio
1861Arkansas troops seize Ft Smith
1864Red River Expedition: Battle of Cane River/Monett's Ferry
1918Dover Patrol sinks Germany U-boat in North Sea
1918British raid Zeebrugge, Belgium
1938Sudeten Germans in Czechoslovakia demand self-government
1941King George II of Greece flees to Egypt
1943Sub Seawolf sinks a Japanese patrol vessel in the Yellow Sea.
1943New Guinea: Aussie Kanga Force relieved by 3rd Div on the Mubo front.
1945Balikpapan, Borneo: First US guided missile use: 2 BATs
1945Allies in Italy reach Po River
1949Red Chinese occupy Nanking
1950Nationalist Chinese evacuate Hainan Island
1967Soyuz 1 launched; Vladimir Komarov becomes 1st in-flight casualty
1980Soviet sub catches fire off Japan, 9 die