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Artillery - Notable Historical Events

William George BarkerNov 15, 1916

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Artillery - Historical Events
Date Event
1537-08-25

The Honourable Artillery Company, the oldest surviving regiment in the British Army, and the second most senior, is formed.

1775-12-05

At Fort Ticonderoga, Henry Knox begins his historic transport of artillery to Cambridge, Massachusetts.

1776-01-24

Henry Knox arrives at Cambridge, Massachusetts with the artillery that he has transported from Fort Ticonderoga.

1793-01-09

Dutch Prince Willem V establishes 2 brigades Drive Artillery

1916-02-23

French artillery kills entire French 72nd division at Samogneux Verdun

1916-11-15

William George Barker, flying very low over the Ancre River, spots a large concentration of German troops massing for a counter-attack on Beaumont Hamel, and sends an emergency Zone Call brought to bear all available artillery fire in the area onto the specified target. The force of some 4,000 German infantry was effectively broken up, and Barker is awarded the Military Cross

1918-03-23

Crépy-en-Laonnoise: German artillery shells Paris, 256 killed

1921-05-24

Bulhoek Massacre of Israelites takes place near Queenstown when Colonel Theodore Truter, a police commissioner, leads 6 squadrons, a machine gun and an artillery detachment against the Israelite religious sect collected at their annual gathering on the land of their leader and prophet, Enoch Mgijima at Ntabalanga; the slaughter takes 10 minutes and costs 190 lives

1937-08-06

Franco's artillery fires on Madrid

1942-12-25

Russian artillery/tank battle on German armies at Stalingrad

1945-03-31

US artillery lands on Keise Shima/begins firing on Okinawa

1954-09-03

China begins artillery bombing on Quemoy & Amoy

1968-07-08

Israeli-Egyptian artillery duel along Suez Canal

2010-11-23

The Bombardment of Yeonpyeong occurs on Yeonpyeong Island, South Korea. The North Korean artillery attack kills 2 civilians and 2 South Korean marines.

2012-02-25

Syrian Army kills 100 civilians in artillery shelling of Homs and Hama

2017-04-15

North Korea rolls out heavy artillery in giant military parade

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Artillery - Birthdays
Date Event
1754-03-23

Baron Jurij Vega, Slovenian mathematician, physicist, and artillery officer (d. 1802)

1816-12-13

E Werner von Siemens, German artillery officer/inventor

1870-10-01

Pieter van Essen, Dutch artillery officer/inventor (grape-shot shells)

1882-02-26

Walter Lucht, German artillery general (WW I/WW II)

1884-10-05

Hendrik W Tilanus, Dutch artillery officer/politcian (CHU 1939-63)

1906-06-22

Curt Barrett, The Female Artillery

1928-03-09

Gerald Bull, Canadian long range artillery designer (d. 1990)

Artillery - Deaths
Date Event
1863-03-17

John Pelham, US Confederate artillery major, dies in battle at 24

1925-04-14

Pieter D van Essen, Dutch artillery officer, dies at 54

1966-02-16

Hendrik W Tilanus, artillery officer/leader (CHU 1939-63), dies at 81

1971-12-13

Max Mell, Austria artillery officer/literary, dies at 88

1989-04-02

Curt Barrett, The Female Artillery


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