History Hop Tags - Capture

Capture - Notable Historical Events

Mark AntonyApr 21, -43

CuauhtémocAug 13, 1521

BlackbeardNov 28, 1717

TecumsehAug 16, 1812

NapoleonMar 31, 1814

Harriet TubmanDec 28, 1860

FarragutApr 25, 1862

Robert E. LeeSep 9, 1862

Jefferson DavisMay 2, 1865

LeninNov 7, 1917

Benito MussoliniApr 27, 1945

Saddam HusseinApr 7, 2003

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Capture - Historical Events
Date Event
597

Babylonians capture Jerusalem, replace Jehoiachin with Zedekiah as king.

168

Battle of Pydna: Romans under Lucius Aemilius Paullus defeat and capture Macedonian King Perseus, ending the Third Macedonian War.

49

Julius Caesar's general Gaius Scribonius Curio is defeated in the Second Battle of the Bagradas River by the Numidians under Publius Attius Varus and King Juba of Numidia. Curio commits suicide to avoid capture.

43

Battle of Mutina: Mark Antony is again defeated in battle by Aulus Hirtius, who is killed. Antony fails to capture Mutina and Decimus Brutus is murdered shortly after.

BC
AD
1098-12-12

1st Crusaders capture & plunder Mara Syria

1109-07-12

Crusaders capture Syria's harbor city of Tripoli

1356-09-19

English forces under The Black Prince defeat French at Battle of Poitiers and capture the French King during the Hundred Years War

1420-06-07

Troops of the Republic of Venice capture Udine, ending the independenceo f the Patriarchate of Aquileia.

1449-09-08

Battle of Tumu Fortress - Mongolians capture the Chinese emperor.

1521-08-13

Spanish conquistadors under Hernán Cortés capture Aztec Emperor Cuauhtémoc in Tenochtitlan marking the end of the Aztec Empire

1521-08-29

The Ottoman Turks capture Nándorfehérvár, now known as Belgrade.

1541-08-21

Ottoman Turks under Suleiman the Magnificent capture Buda, the capital of the Hungarian Kingdom. Dominate central Hungary for 150 years

1542-02-02

Portuguese under Christovão da Gama capture a Moslem-occupied hillfort in northern Ethiopia in the Battle of Baçente.

1565-09-20

Spaniards capture Fort Caroline Fla & massacre the French

1572-04-01

Watergeuzen capture Brielle from the Spaniards, during the Eighty Years' War, gaining the first foothold on land for what would become the Dutch Republic.

1671-04-14

Cosaks capture Russian boer leader Stenka Razin

1679-12-27

Dutch troops capture Madurees prince Trunudjojo in Java

1695-08-11

English & Dutch fleet capture Dunkerk

1717-11-28

Blackbeard attacks a French merchant vessel called "La Concorde", which he would capture and rename as the "Queen Anne's Revenge"

1745-06-17

American colonials capture Louisburg, Cape Breton Island from French

1755-06-16

British capture Fort Beauséjour, expel Acadians

1756-08-14

French capture Fort Oswego, NY

1759-07-25

British capture Fort Niagara from French (7 Years' War)

1759-09-12

British soldiers capture the town of Quebec.

1759-09-18

Battle of Quebec ends, French surrender to British who capture Quebec City

1761-01-16

The British capture Pondicherry, India from the French.

1763-06-02

Pontiac's Rebellion: At what is now Mackinaw City, Michigan, Chippewas capture Fort Michilimackinac by diverting the garrison's attention with a game of lacrosse, then chasing a ball into the fort.

1775-05-10

Green Mountain Boys capture Fort Ticonderoga NY-American Revolution

1775-11-13

American Revolutionary forces capture Montreal

1776-03-04

The American War of Independence: The Americans capture Dorchester Heights dominating the port of Boston, Massachusetts.

1776-09-15

British forces capture Kip's Bay Manhattan during Revolution

1776-11-18

Hessians capture Ft Lee, NJ

1787-01-25

Shays' Rebellion suffers a setback when debt-ridden farmers, led by Capt Daniel Shays, fail to capture an arsenal at Springfield, Mass

1789-06-09

Spanish capture British schooner Northwest America near Vancouver Island

1795-09-16

British capture Capetown South Africa

1799-10-02

Duke of York & Russians capture Alkmaar in Netherlands

1812-08-16

British forces under the command of Major General Sir Isaac Brock capture Fort Detroit with the help of Indigenous warriors led by Tecumseh

1813-01-22

Americans capture Frenchtown, Michigan Territory

1813-04-27

Americans under Gen Pike capture Toronto; Pike is killed

1813-05-27

Americans capture Ft George, Canada

1814-03-31

Forces allied against Napoleon capture Paris

1814-07-03

Americans capture Fort Erie, Canada (War of 1812)

1814-07-18

British capture Prairie du Chien (Wisc)

1822-05-16

Greek War of Independence: Turks capture the Greek town of Souli.

1824-06-21

Greek War of Independence: Egyptian forces capture Psara in the Aegean Sea.

1827-06-05

Turks capture the Acropolis & take Athens during Greek War of Independence

1839-08-23

British capture Hong Kong from China

1847-03-29

12,000 US troops capture Vera Cruz, Mexico

1860-10-12

British & French troops capture Beijing

1860-12-28

Harriet Tubman arrives in Auburn NY, on her last mission to free slaves, evading capture for 8 years on the Underground Railroad

1862-04-25

Capture of New Orleans LA by the Union under Flag Officer Farragut

1862-08-12

Gen John Hunt Morgan & his raiders capture Gallatin, TX

1862-09-09

Robert E. Lee splits his army & sends Jackson to capture Harpers Ferry

1862-10-18

Morgan's raiders capture federal garrison at Lexington, KY

1863-01-11

Union forces capture Arkansas Post, or Ft Hindman, Arkansas

1865-05-02

US President Johnson offers $100,000 reward for capture of Jefferson Davis

1868-04-13

Abyssinian War ends as British and Indian troops capture Magdala and Ethiopian Emperor commits suicide

1879-02-18

Arabs capture Egyptian premier Nabar Pasha

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).

1882-06-06

The Shewan forces of Menelik defeat the Gojjame army in the Battle of Embabo. The Shewans capture Negus Tekle Haymanot of Gojjam, and heir victory leads to a Shewan hegemony over the territories south of the Abay River.

1883-11-03

American Old West: Self-described "Black Bart the poet" gets away with his last stagecoach robbery, but leaves an incriminating clue that eventually leads to his capture.

1897-09-11

After months of pursuit, generals of Menelik II of Ethiopia capture Gaki Sherocho, the last king of Kaffa, bringing an end to that ancient kingdom.

1901-09-26

Boer General Botha fails to capture Fort Itala in Natal

1904-03-28

Japanese troops advance in Korea, defeat the Russians at Chengiu, and capture the town

1904-05-30

The Japanese Army capture the City of Dairen after landing troops along the south coast of Manchuria

1905-01-02

Japanese troops capture Port Arthur from Russia, a blow to national morale and causing further discontent within Russia

1908-11-07

Dutch capture Venezuelan navy

1914-08-29

New Zealand force capture German Samoa

1915-08-25

The British decide to try capture Constantinople and force Turkey out of the war; 78,000 ANZAC troops land at Gallipoli

1916-01-11

French troops capture/Serbian army flees to Corfu

1916-10-24

Moroccan troops capture Ft Douaumont

1916-12-06

World War I: The Central Powers capture Bucharest.

1917-11-07

British capture Gaza, Palestine, from Turks

1917-11-07

October Revolution (Oct 25 OS) in Russia, Lenin and the Bolsheviks seize power, capture the Winter Palace, overthrowing Provisional Government

1917-12-09

British forces under General Allenby capture Jerusalem

1918-10-01

World War I: Arab forces under T. E. Lawrence (a/k/a "Lawrence of Arabia") capture Damascus.

1940-05-15

Nazis capture General Dutch Persbureau (ANP)

1940-05-28

British-French troops capture Narvik, Norway

1940-05-29

In WW II, Germans capture Ostend & Ypres in Belgium & Lille in France

1941-01-22

British/Australian troops capture Tobruk from Italians

1941-05-30

Germans capture Crete

1944-02-03

World War II: United States troops capture the Marshall Islands.

1944-04-04

British troops capture Addis Ababa Ethiopia

1944-06-12

British 12th airborne batallion and the 13th & 18th Hussars attack and capture Bréville

1944-08-23

Allied troops capture Marseilles, France

1944-10-21

During WW II, US troops capture Aachen, 1st large German city to fall

1945-04-14

WWII: US 7th Army & allies forces capture Nuremberg & Stuttgart in Germany

1945-04-27

Italian partisans capture Benito Mussolini at Dongo (Lake Como),

1945-05-10

Allies capture Rangoon from the Japanese

1950-06-28

North Korean forces capture Seoul, South Korea in opening phase of the Korean War

1951-01-04

During Korean conflict, Chinese forces capture Seoul

1958-01-08

Cuban revolutionary forces capture Havana

1960-05-11

Israeli soldiers capture Adolf Eichmann in Buenos Aires

1960-05-23

Israel announces capture of Nazi Adolf Eichmann in Argentina

1966-03-10

North Vietnamese capture US Green Beret Camp at Ashau Valley

1969-05-20

US troop capture Hill 937/Hamburger Hill Vietnam

1975-11-27

The Provisional IRA assassinates Ross McWhirter, after a press conference in which McWhirter announced a reward for the capture of those responsible for multiple bombings and shootings across England.

1976-09-10

5 Croatian terrorists capture TWA-plane at La Guardia Airport, NY

1979-01-07

Vietnamese forces capture Phnom Penh from Khmer Rouge

1981-10-15

NY Yankees capture 33rd AL pennant, sweeping 3 games from Oakland A's

1984-12-09

Iranian commandos end capture of Kuwaiti plane

1988-12-01

NBC bids record $401M to capture rights to 1992 Barcelona Olympics

1989-02-21

US bust Chinese ring, capture record 820 lbs heroin ($1B st value)

1989-02-21

US capture record 820 lbs of heroin ($1 B street value)[dup]

1991-06-23

Mazda becomes 1st Japanese car to capture Le Mans 24 hour race

1991-08-30

Tamil Tigers capture Sri Lanka poet Selvi

1991-11-30

San Diego State's Marshall Faulk is 1st freshman to capture national rushing & scoring titles

1992-05-09

Armenian forces capture Shusha, marking a major turning point in the Karabakh War.

1993-10-03

Battle of Mogadishu: In an attempt to capture officials of warlord Mohamed Farrah Aidid's organisation in Mogadishu, Somalia, 18 US Soldiers and about 1,000 Somalis are killed in heavy fighting.

1994-12-24

4 Moslem fundamentalists capture Air France pilot in Algiers

1996-09-27

In Afghanistan, the Taliban capture the capital city Kabul after driving out President Burhanuddin Rabbani and executing former leader Mohammad Najibullah.

2003-04-07

U.S. troops capture Baghdad; Saddam Hussein's regime falls two days later.

2003-04-14

U.S. troops in Baghdad capture Abu Abbas, leader of the Palestinian group that killed an American on the hijacked cruise liner the Achille Lauro in 1985.

2003-12-14

President George W. Bush announces the capture of Saddam Hussein.

2004-02-05

Rebels from the Revolutionary Artibonite Resistance Front capture the city of Gonaïves, starting the 2004 Haiti rebellion.

2005-02-01

Nepal King Gyanendra exercises Coup d'état to capture the democracy becoming Chairman of the Councils of ministers.

2008-08-07

Georgia launches a military offensive to surround and capture the capital of South Ossetia, Tskhinvali, from Russian control, starting the South Ossetia War.

2012-10-24

Libyan militias capture Bani Walid resulting in 130 civilian deaths

2012-11-04

Syrian rebels capture a major oil field in Deir ez-Zor Governorate

2012-12-18

The Seleka rebel coalition kills 15 people during its capture of Bria, the Central African Republic

2012-12-27

NASA unveils plans to capture a 500 ton asteroid in 2025

2013-03-06

Syrian rebels capture Ar-Raqqah, their first major city

2016-03-10

US claims capture of IS chemical weapons expert

2016-05-06

Rebels capture village near Aleppo, 73 killed: monitor

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Capture - Birthdays
Date Event
1890-05-29

Beckwith Havens, The Capture of New York

1920-04-07

Frank Matts, The Capture

1937-10-20

George P. Horse Capture, I'd Rather be Powwowing

1971-04-20

Mikey Welsh, Weezer: Video Capture Device - Treasures from the Vault 1991-2002

1972-05-15

Daniel Taraschke, Capture & Kill

1976-06-24

Eric Maxwell, Capture

1980-04-19

Christopher Abbott, Capture Anthologies: Fables & Fairytales

1981-01-08

David T. Guest, Capture Anthologies: The Dimensions of Self

1981-08-26

Mandy Lee Berger, Capture the Flag

1983-06-14

John Godfrey, Capture

1988-02-07

Liam Treacy, Capture

1988-04-29

Lucie Carrington, Capture

1988-12-12

Rachel Davies, Capture Anthologies: Love, Lust and Tragedy

Capture - Deaths
Date Event
1990-11-13

Frank Matts, The Capture

2009-09-28

Eric Maxwell, Capture

2011-10-08

Mikey Welsh, Weezer: Video Capture Device - Treasures from the Vault 1991-2002

2013-04-16

George P. Horse Capture, I'd Rather be Powwowing

2014-10-31

Daniel Taraschke, Capture & Kill


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