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Captured - Notable Historical Events

Richard ISep 21, 1192

Genghis KhanJun 1, 1215

William WallaceAug 5, 1305

Edward IIIOct 17, 1346

Joan of ArcMay 23, 1430

Alfonso V of AragonAug 5, 1435

Charles IJan 23, 1647

William KiddJul 6, 1699

Anne BonnyNov 15, 1720

Ethan AllenSep 25, 1775

Ulysses S. GrantFeb 16, 1862

General LeeAug 18, 1862

Jefferson DavisMay 10, 1865

Ned KellyJun 28, 1880

Winston ChurchillNov 15, 1899

Bonnie ParkerApr 19, 1932

HitlerOct 18, 1942

Nelson MandelaAug 4, 1962

Che GuevaraOct 8, 1967

Rodney KingMar 3, 1991

Saddam HusseinDec 13, 2003

Kim Jong-ilAug 4, 2009

Alec BaldwinNov 26, 2013

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Captured - Historical Events
Date Event
476-08-28

Orestes, father of Emperor Romulus Augustulus is captured and executed by Odoacer and his followers

631-06-11

Emperor Taizong of Tang of China, sends envoys to the Xueyantuo bearing gold and silk to persuade release of Chinese prisoners captured during transition from Sui to Tang from northern frontier; succeeded in freeing 80,000 Chinese men and women.

878-05-21

Syracuse is captured by the Muslim sultan of Sicily.

905-07-21

Holy Roman Catholic emperor Louis III captured

1071-08-05

Emperor Romanos IV Diogenes captured/Islam advances through Europe

1099-07-15

City of Jerusalem is captured and plundered by Christian forces during the First Crusade

1141-02-02

Battle of Lincoln: King Stephen captured by forces loyal to Empress Matilda and commanded by Robert, 1st Earl of Gloucester

1174-07-13

William I of Scotland, key rebel in Revolt of 1173-1174, captured at Alnwick by forces loyal to Henry II of England.

1192-09-21

English king Richard I the Lion hearted, captured by by Leopold V, Duke of Austria

1192-12-20

Richard the Lionhearted captured in Vienna

1215-06-01

Beijing, then under the control of the Jurchen ruler Emperor Xuanzong of Jin, is captured by the Mongols under Genghis Khan, ending the Battle of Beijing.

1250-04-13

The Seventh Crusade is defeated in Egypt, Louis IX of France is captured.

1250-07-03

Louis IX of France is captured by Baibars' Mamluk army at the Battle of Fariskur while he is in Egypt conducting the Seventh Crusade; he later has to ransom himself.

1300-05-24

King Philip IV occupies Flanders, Earl Gwijde captured

1305-08-05

William Wallace, who led Scottish resistance to England, is captured by the English near Glasgow and transported to London for trial and execution.

1318-04-01

Berwick-upon-Tweed is captured by the Scottish from the English.

1346-10-17

Battle of Neville's Cross: King David II of Scotland is captured by Edward III of England at Calais, and imprisoned in the Tower of London for eleven years.

1358-06-10

French Jacquerie peasant leader Guillaume Cale captured at the Battle of Mello

1397-06-24

Sultan Bajezid I releases captured crusaders for ransom

1430-05-23

Joan of Arc is captured at Compiegne & sold to the English

1435-08-05

Battle at Ponza: king Alfonso V of Aragon captured by Genuezen

1484-07-22

Battle of Lochmaben Fair - a 500-man raiding party led by Alexander Stewart, Duke of Albany and James Douglas, 9th Earl of Douglas are defeated by Scots forces loyal to Albany's brother James III of Scotland; Douglas is captured.

1522-01-30

Duke of Albany takes captured French back to Scotland

1525-02-24

Battle of Pavia: Holy Roman Emperor Charles V's troops beat the French. French King Francois I captured, 15,000 killed/wounded

1535-07-22

Christians captured in Tunis in uprising against Adm Barbarossa

1542-08-28

Turkish-Portuguese War (1538-1557) - Battle of Wofla: the Portuguese are scattered, their leader Christovão da Gama is captured and afterwards executed.

1547-06-20

Count Philip van Hessen captured

1553-07-20

John Dudley, Lord President of the Council under Edward VI, captured in Cambridge

1562-12-19

Battle at Dreux: Anne de Montmorency & huguenots under Condé captured

1567-09-09

Lomaraal van Egmond & Philip van Hoorne captured

1582-08-22

King James IV of Scotland captured

1612-11-01

(22 October O.S.) Time of Troubles in Russia: Moscow, Kitai-gorod, is captured by Russian troops under command of Dmitry Pozharsky

1647-01-23

Scottish Presbyterians sell captured Charles I to English parliament

1650-01-18

French Prince Louis II of Condé captured

1655-05-10

Jamaica captured by English

1688-12-11

King James II captured in Kent.

1699-07-06

Pirate Capt William Kidd is captured in Boston

1710-12-08

Battle of Brihuega in the War of the Spanish Succession: British General James Stanhope captured by French & Spanish forces

1720-11-15

Anne Bonny, Mary Read, and John Rackham are captured by Capt. Jonathan Barnet and brought to Spanish Town, Jamaica, for trial

1774-09-15

Cossack Emilian Pugachev captured

1775-09-25

American Revolutionary War hero Ethan Allen captured

1776-11-16

British troops captured Fort Washington during American Revolution

1790-12-22

The supposedly impenetrable Turkish fortress of Izmail is stormed and captured by Suvorov and his Russian armies during the Russo-Turkish War (1787—1792)

1791-06-21

Fleeing French King Louis XVI & family captured at Varennes-en-Argonne

1806-06-27

Buenos Aires captured by British

1814-08-24

British forces captured Washington, DC, & burned down many landmarks (War of 1812)

1822-01-14

Greek War of Independence: Acrocorinth is captured by Theodoros Kolokotronis and Demetrius Ypsilanti.

1826-04-23

Missolonghi captured by Turks

1842-11-17

Fugitive slave George Latimer captured in Boston

1851-07-28

Total solar eclipse captured on a daguerreotype photograph

1856-05-21

Lawrence, Kansas, is captured and sacked by pro-slavery forces

1861-01-11

Mexico City captured by Juarez (Lib) in War of Reform

1861-09-20

Battle of Lexington, MI-captured by Union

1862-02-16

Ft Donelson captured by General Ulysses S. Grant (1,400 confederates surrender)

1862-05-30

Battle of Booneville MS - captured Gen Beauregard evacuates Corinth

1862-07-18

Battle of Newburgh, IN - captured by Union forces

1862-08-18

General Lee's adjutant major Stuart captured

1863-06-07

Mexico City captured by French troops

1863-07-10

Battle of Jackson, MS - captured by federals [->JUL 16] US1000 CS1339

1864-04-09

Union surgeon Mary Edwards Walker is captured by Confederate troops and arrested as a spy during US Civil War.

1864-09-27

Centralia Massacre (Missouri): 24 unarmed Union soldiers captured and executed by "Bloody Bill" Anderson/Frank

1865-03-27

Siege of Spanish Fort, AL-captured by Federals

1865-04-14

Mobile, Alabama is captured

1865-05-10

Jefferson Davis captured at Irwinsville Georgia

1865-05-19

President Jefferson Davis is captured by Union Cavalry in Georgia

1865-11-06

American Civil War: CSS Shenandoah is the last Confederate combat unit to surrender after circumnavigating the globe on its cruise that sank or captured 37 vessels.

1868-07-04

In New Zealand, Maori leader Te Kooti and 300 of his followers captured the schooner Rifleman and sailed for New Zealand; the fugitives landed at Whareongaonga six days later

1870-08-06

White conservatives suppresed black vote & captured Tennessee legislature

1870-09-01

Napoleon III captured at Sedan

1880-06-28

Ned Kelly the Australian bushranger captured at Glenrowan.

1885-05-15

Canadian Meti insurgent Louis Reil captured, Saskatchewan

1897-08-14

The town of Anosimena is captured by French troops from Menabe defenders in Madagascar.

1897-08-30

The town of Ambiky is captured by France from Menabe in Madagascar.

1898-07-03

American troops captured deserted Wake Island

1899-11-15

Morning Post reporter Winston Churchill captured by Boers in Natal

1901-04-19

In the Philippines, recently captured insurgent leader Emilio Aguinaldo issues a proclamation advising his countrymen to end their rebellion and use of peaceful means to work with the US toward independence.

1901-12-16

Boer general Kritzinger captured

1905-03-25

Confederate battle flags captured during the American Civil War are returned to South

1914-08-20

German army captured Brussels as the Belgian army retreated to Antwerp

1914-11-07

The German colony of Kiaochow Bay and its centre at Tsingtao are captured by Japanese forces.

1916-04-21

The Aud, carrying a cargo of 20,000 rifles to assist Irish republicans in staging what would become the 1916 Rising, is captured by the British Navy and forced to sail towards Cork Harbour

1919-06-21

German Admiral von Reuter scuttles his own captured fleet

1932-03-01

12 pro-independence revolutionaries captured in and around Chittagong in Bengal province, British India are sentenced to deportation for life, two to three-year prison terms with the remaining 32 being acquitted.

1932-04-19

Bonnie Parker is captured in a failed hardware store burglary, and subsequently jailed. A grand jury fails to indict her, however, and she is released a few months later

1940-09-19

Witold Pilecki is voluntarily captured and sent to Auschwitz in order to smuggle out information and start a resistance.

1940-12-22

World War II: Himarë is captured by the Greek army.

1941-04-07

British generals O'Connor & Neame captured in North Africa

1941-09-12

1st German ship in WW II captured by US ship (Busko)

1942-06-23

World War II: Germany's latest fighter, a Focke-Wulf FW190 is captured intact when it mistakenly lands at RAF Pembrey in Wales.

1942-08-19

WWI: Over 4,000 Canadian & British soldiers killed, wounded or captured raiding Dieppe, France

1942-10-18

Hitler orders captured allied commandos to be killed

1943-01-23

Japanese Mount Austen on Guadalcanal captured

1943-02-18

Munich resistance group "White Rose" captured by Nazis

1943-10-01

Allied forces captured Naples during WW II

1944-06-04

U505 becomes the first German submarine captured & boarded on high seas

1945-04-20

US 7th army captured German city of Nuremberg

1945-04-29

Venice & Mestre were captured by the Allies

1945-05-09

World War II: Hermann Göring is captured by the United States Army.

1945-05-21

Reichsfuehrer Heinrich Himmler of the Nazi SS captured

1945-06-13

Orokoe peninsula Okinawa captured, with 6,000 dead

1945-08-16

Puyi, the last Chinese emperor and ruler of Manchukuo, was captured by Soviet troops.

1946-02-12

World War II: Operation Deadlight ends after scuttling 121 of 154 captured U-boats.

1946-04-16

1st US launch of captured V-2 rocket, White Sands, NM; 8 km alt

1948-07-10

Lydda Airfield captured by Israeli army

1949-11-30

Chinese Communists captured Chungking

1958-01-29

Murderer, Charles Starkweather, captured by police in Wyoming

1962-08-04

Nelson Mandela captured by South African police

1967-10-08

Guerrilla leader Che Guevara and his men are captured in Bolivia.

1968-06-08

James Earl Ray, alleged assassin of Martin Luther King Jr., captured

1972-05-08

Sabena aircraft at Lod Intl, Tel Aviv, captured by Palestinians

1973-02-18

54-kg octopus measuring 7m across captured in Hood Canal, Wash

1975-09-18

Heiress-turned-bank robber Patricia Campbell Hearst captured by FBI in SF

1975-11-22

Drummuckavall Ambush: 3 British Army soldiers are killed and one captured when the Provisional Irish Republican Army attack a watchtower in South Armagh, North Ireland

1976-11-14

War criminal Pieter Menten captured 1 day after fleeing

1981-02-21

"Yorkshire Ripper" Peter Sutcliffe, murderer of 13 women, captured

1982-06-10

Battle of Sultan Yakoub - 3 IDF members captured

1984-01-03

Syria frees captured US pilot after appeal from Jesse Jackson

1985-08-31

Night Stalker suspect that terrorized S California captured in East LA

1985-11-24

Egyptian commandos storm captured Boeing in Malta, 60 killed

1986-12-26

Captured Iraqi Airways Boeing-737 in Saudi Arabia, about 60 killed

1987-04-19

Last wild condor captured on California wildlife reserve

1990-09-09

Liberia president Samuel K Doe is captured by Mr Johnson's forces

1991-01-21

CBS News correspondant Bob Simon captured by Iraqis in Persian Gulf

1991-03-03

LA Police severly beat motorist Rodney King, captured on amateur video

1991-03-08

Planeloads of US troops arrive home from the Persian Gulf, Iraq hands over 40 foreign journalists & 2 American soldiers it captured

1993-10-13

Captured American Pilot Mike Durant is filmed in an interview in captivity by a CNN camera crew.

1994-08-15

Terrorist Carlos the Jackal, captured in Khartoum Sudan

1995-08-05

The city of Knin, a significant Serb stronghold, is captured by Croatian forces during Operation Storm. The date is celebrated as the day of victory (Victory and Homeland Thanksgiving Day) in Croatia.

1997-10-30

Shirley Allen, 51, held Illinois police off for 39 days captured

2000-03-20

Jamil Abdullah Al-Amin, a former Black Panther once known as H. Rap Brown, is captured after a gun battle that leaves a Georgia sheriff's deputy dead.

2003-12-13

Former Iraqi President Saddam Hussein is captured near his home town of Tikrit (see Operation Red Dawn).

2005-07-21

Four terrorist bombings, occurring exactly two weeks after the similar July 7 bombings, target London's public transportation system. All four bombs fail to detonate and all four suspected suicide bombers are captured and later convicted and imprisoned for long terms.

2005-12-08

Ante Gotovina, Croatian army general accused of war crimes, is captured in the Playa de las Américas, Tenerife by the Spanish police.

2009-08-04

Kim Jong-il meets former president Bill Clinton. He pardons and releases captured American journalists Euna Lee and Laura Ling who were found guilty of entering the country illegally.

2012-03-22

Australia's most wanted man, Malcolm Naden, is captured after seven years on the run in Gloucester, New South Wales

2013-04-19

Boston bombing suspects killed and captured in Boston after 4 days

2013-11-26

Due to a street tirade captured on video, Alec Baldwin's show "Up Late with Alec Baldwin" is cancelled after only five episodes

2015-12-29

Fugitive 'affluenza' teen captured in Mexico

2016-09-25

Suspect in shooting at Washington state mall captured: state police

2017-04-16

Former Mexican governor, on the run for six months, captured in Guatemala

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Captured - Notable Birthdays

James WolfeJan 2, 1727

Captured - Birthdays
Date Event
1727-01-02

James Wolfe, Westerham, Kent, England, British Army officer, defeated the French in Canada and captured Quebec

1908-11-15

Bo Ling, Captured in Chinatown

1916-07-15

Vernon E. Clark, St. Louis, Missouri: October 24 - Prison Escapee Captured in Armed Robbery Shootout

1918-12-26

Suzanne Vidor Parry, Captured on Film: The True Story of Marion Davies

1920-11-17

Frederick Lawrence Guiles, Captured on Film: The True Story of Marion Davies

1924-07-18

Boris Lurie, Captured

1927-05-27

Peter Z. Malkin, The Man Who Captured Eichmann

1934-05-10

Jeanine Basinger, Captured on Film: The True Story of Marion Davies

1944-10-06

Marion Lake, Captured on Film: The True Story of Marion Davies

1945-9-02

Erika Wallner, The Man Who Captured Eichmann

1956-9-12

John Guzzetti, Captured Alive

1967-08-19

Asako Maekawa, Captured Mother and Daughter: She Beast

1975-11-23

Jovanka Vuckovic, The Captured Bird

1978-04-04

Kevin Thurman, Warren Ellis: Captured Ghosts

1978-08-14

Major Dodge, Captured

1985-03-08

Aimee Addison, Roped Trouble for Captured Couples

1993-02-28

Melody Baha, Captured Melody

1998-02-21

Haleigh Ward, Captured Melody

Captured - Deaths
Date Event
1520-09-22

Selim I, captured Baghdad/Sultan of Turkey (1512-20), dies at 53

1979-01-31

Vernon E. Clark, St. Louis, Missouri: October 24 - Prison Escapee Captured in Armed Robbery Shootout

1981-04-03

Paul Yetter, Captured!

2000-06-24

Frederick Lawrence Guiles, Captured on Film: The True Story of Marion Davies

2003-12-01

Suzanne Vidor Parry, Captured on Film: The True Story of Marion Davies

2005-02-27

Peter Z. Malkin, The Man Who Captured Eichmann

2008-01-07

Boris Lurie, Captured


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