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Tank - Historical Events
Date Event
1848-05-06

Otto Tank ends slavery in Suriname colony

1892-06-04

Oil City & Titusville Penn, destroyed by oil tank explosion; 130 die

1917-11-20

First successful tank use in battle (Britain breaks through German lines) at Battle of Cambrai WWI

1925-02-10

1st waterless gas storage tank put into service, Michigan City, Ind

1927-11-14

World's largest gas tank in Pittsburgh Penn explodes; 28 die

1942-01-23

Tank battle at Adzjedabia, Africa Korp vs British 8th army

1942-05-26

Tank battle at Bir Hakeim: Afrika Korps vs British army

1942-08-12

German 1st tank leader captures Elista, Kalmukkensteppe

1942-12-25

Russian artillery/tank battle on German armies at Stalingrad

1943-07-08

4th day of battle at Kursk: Gen Model uses last tank reserve

1943-07-12

WWII: Battle of Prokhorovka - Russians defeat German forces in one of the largest ever tank battles

1943-07-13

Greatest tank battle in history ends with Russia's defeat of Germany at Kursk, almost 6,000 tanks take part, 2,900 were lost by Germany

1944-08-25

France 2nd Tank division under General Leclerc reaches Notre Dame

1944-09-03

Tank division of British Guards free Brussels

1945-04-26

World War II: Battle of Bautzen - last successful German tank-offensive of the war and last noteworthy victory of the Wehrmacht.

1970-04-13

Apollo 13 announces "Houston, we've got a problem!" as Beech-built oxygen tank explodes en route to Moon

1970-04-17

Apollo 13 limps back safely, Beech-built oxygen tank no help

1973-01-10

Gas tank on Staten Island explodes, 40 die

1973-02-10

83m wide gas tank on Staten Island explodes, 40 die

1980-11-26

Columbia mated to SRBs & external tank at Vehicle Assembly Building

1981-08-04

Columbia mated with SRBs & external tank for STS-2 mission

1982-09-09

Columbia mated with SRBs & external tank in preparation for STS-5

1984-08-18

Triangle Oil Corp, above-ground storage tank at Jacksonville Fla, spills 2.5 m gallons of oil burned after lightning sparked a fire

1984-11-19

Liquid gas tank in Mexico City explodes; 334 die

1985-05-18

111th Preakness: Pat Day aboard Tank's Prospect wins in 1:53.4

1987-06-10

Discovery's SRBs & External Tank are mated

1988-01-02

Ashland Oil storage tank spills 3.8 million gallons, Penn

1994-03-13

Oil tank/airship crash at Bosporus (huge fire/15+ killed)

2000-09-20

The British MI6 Secret Intelligence Service building is attacked by a Russian-built Mark 22 anti-tank missile.

2005-07-27

STS-114: NASA grounds the Space shuttle, pending an investigation of the external tank's continued foam-shedding problem. During ascent, the external tank of the Space Shuttle Discovery sheds a piece of foam slightly smaller than the piece that caused the Space Shuttle Columbia disaster; this foam does not strike the spacecraft.

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Tank - Birthdays
Date Event
1898-02-24

Kurt Tank, German WW II aircraft designer

1907-11-22

Harry L. Underwood, Tank Battalion

1914-04-22

Michael Wittman, German soldier and tank ace (d. 1944)

1921-11-23

Otomar Krejca, The Tank Brigade

1923-11-15

Robert Barron, Tank Commandos

1927-02-21

Erma Bombeck, The Grass Is Always Greener Over the Septic Tank

1928-06-25

Paul 'Tank' Younger, The Boy and the Coach

1929-08-22

Warren Crosby, Tank Battalion

1931-05-21

Anthony Lasome, Tank Battles of Korea

1932-07-28

Donald H. Birnkrant, Tank

1939-08-09

Tony Budge, English contractor/tank maker/multi-millionaire

1940-03-08

Theo Laseroms, [The Tank], Dutch soccer player (Feyenoord)

1941-10-22

Rich Pulin, Think Tank

1949-12-29

Marie Louise Tank, Episode #1.2

1951-07-15

Gregory Isaacs, Fish Tank

1953-07-22

Jay Rabins, Tank Girl

1954-08-09

Frank Walton, Tank Girl

1956-03-20

Phonso Martin, Fish Tank

1956-12-09

Al Baker, Shark Tank: Swimming with Sharks

1958-02-16

Ice-T [Tracy Marrow], Newark, New Jersey, American rapper and actor (New Jack City, Tank Girl, Crazy Six)

1958-06-12

Jenilee Harrison, Tank

1960-01-01

Brixton Karnes, Tank Girl

1960-07-21

Takaaki Ishiyama, Dominion Tank Police

1960-08-01

Suzi Gardner, Tank Girl

1961-04-05

Andrea Arnold, Fish Tank

1963-08-12

Nick Staverson, Fish Tank

1963-10-22

John David Bland, Tank Girl

1965-9-11

Dogan Tank, The Last Ottoman: Knockout Ali

1966-05-06

Christopher J. Bauer, Patton and the Desperate Tank Attack

1966-08-28

Matt Riddle, Tank Girl

1966-12-07

C Thomas Howell, Los Angeles California, actor (Red Dawn, Tank, Soul Man)

1969-03-09

Jody Silverman, Tank Girl

1971-01-29

Eugene Domingo, The Woman in the Septic Tank

1971-05-17

Kimberly Wolfe, Tank Girl

1971-12-29

Boris B. Bertram, Tank City

1972-03-21

Lisa Ann Russell, Secrets from Inside the Shark Tank: How to Mastermind a Million Dollar Idea

1973-06-19

Glastra, Tank Malling

1974-06-25

Andy Still, Tank

1976-01-07

Kierston Wareing, Fish Tank

1978-12-30

Mikhail Tank, Full Moon

1979-01-19

Wiley, Fish Tank

1980-06-30

Tank Williams, Tennessee Titans vs. Green Bay Packers

1981-12-07

Tank Johnson,

1982-02-06

Tank, Mandopop singer

1984-03-24

Josh Herring, Abrams Tank

1987-04-24

Jason Maza, Fish Tank

1991-06-22

Katie Jarvis, Fish Tank

1992-11-28

Hayden Tank, The Perfect Storm

Tank - Deaths
Date Event
1962-11-24

James J Kilroy, tank inspector (Kilroy was here), dies at 60

1991-04-25

Theo Laseroms, [Tank], Dutch soccer player (Feyenoord), dies

1996-04-22

Erma Bombeck, The Grass Is Always Greener Over the Septic Tank

1996-04-24

Erma Bombeck, columnist (Septic Tank is Always Greener), dies

1998-08-31

John David Bland, Tank Girl

2001-09-15

Paul 'Tank' Younger, The Boy and the Coach

2002-05-28

Robert Barron, Tank Commandos

2009-11-06

Otomar Krejca, The Tank Brigade

2010-10-25

Gregory Isaacs, Fish Tank

2011-04-16

Anthony Lasome, Tank Battles of Korea

2011-08-25

Frank Walton, Tank Girl

2012-05-16

Brixton Karnes, Tank Girl


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