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Captures - Notable Historical Events

SaladinOct 2, 1187

TamerlaneDec 17, 1398

Ludovico SforzaApr 10, 1500

ColumbusNov 25, 1500

Francisco PizarroNov 16, 1532

Charles INov 30, 1648

Henry MorganJan 18, 1671

NapoleonJul 23, 1798

Andrew JacksonMay 24, 1818

Zachary TaylorMay 24, 1846

Ulysses S. GrantFeb 6, 1862

Nathan Bedford ForrestApr 12, 1864

William T. ShermanSep 2, 1864

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Captures - Historical Events
Date Event
70-05-31

Rome captures 1st wall of the city of Jerusalem

476-08-28

German ruler Flavius Odoacer captures Pavia

630-01-01

The Prophet Muhammad sets out toward Mecca with the army that captures it bloodlessly.

1187-10-02

Sultan Saladin captures Jerusalem from Crusaders

1256-12-15

Hulagu Khan captures and destroys the Hashshashin stronghold at Alamut in present-day Iran as part of the Mongol offensive on Islamic southwest Asia.

1303-08-26

Ala ud din Khilji captures Chittorgarh.

1303-09-08

Anagni: French King Philip IV captures Pope Boniface VIII

1398-12-17

Timur (Tamerlane) captures and sacks Delhi, defeating Sultan Nasir-u Din Mehmud's armies which include elephants

1489-12-04

Battle of Baza - Spanish army captures Baza from Moors

1500-04-10

France captures duke Ludovico Sforza of Milan

1500-11-25

Governor De Bobadilla of Santo Domingo captures Columbus

1532-11-16

Francisco Pizarro captures Incan emperor Atahualpa after victory at Cajamarca

1552-04-19

Mauritius of Saksen captures Karel

1576-11-04

Eighty Years' War: In Flanders, Spanish defeat Walloon and captures Antwerp (after three days the city was nearly destroyed).

1595-10-09

The Spanish army captures Cambrai.

1628-09-08

Bay of Matanzas Cuba: Piet Heyn captures Spanish silver fleet

1641-07-27

Prince Frederik Henry captures castle of Gennep

1648-11-30

English Parliamentary army captures King Charles I

1671-01-18

Pirate Henry Morgan defeats Spanish defenders, captures Panama

1708-09-28

Battle at Lesnaya: Russian army captures Swedish convoy

1708-10-09

Battle at Lesnaya: Russian army captures Swedish convoy

1708-12-31

Great Alliance captures Bridge

1755-04-02

Commodore William James captures the pirate fortress of Suvarnadurg on west coast of India.

1758-11-25

Britain captures Fort Duquesne (later Fort Pitt/Pittsburgh) from French

1775-06-12

1st naval battle of Revolution-Unity (US) captures Margaretta (Br)

1776-04-07

Captain John Barry and the USS Lexington captures the Edward.

1777-07-06

British Gen Burgoyne captures Fort Ticonderoga from Americans

1779-02-24

George Rogers Clark captures Vincennes (Ind) from British

1779-06-15

General Anthony Wayne captures Stony Point, Bronx

1790-07-09

Russo-Swedish War: Second Battle of Svensksund - in the Baltic Sea, the Swedish Navy captures one third of the Russian fleet.

1793-05-19

Netherlands captures French island of St Maarten (held until 1795)

1798-07-23

Napoleon captures Alexandria, Egypt

1799-02-09

USS Constellation captures French frigate Insurgents off Nevis, W I

1799-03-06

Napoleon Bonaparte captures Jaffa, Palestine

1799-03-26

Napoleon captures Jaffa, Palestine

1807-02-03

A British military force, under Brig-Gen. Sir Samuel Auchmuty captures the city of Montevideo, then part of the Spanish Empire now capital of Uruguay.

1812-10-25

US frigate United States captures British vessel Macedonian

1812-12-29

The USS Constitution under the command of Captain William Bainbridge, captures the HMS Java off the coast of Brazil after a three hour battle.

1813-08-14

British warship Pelican attacks & captures US war brigantine Argus

1818-05-24

General Andrew Jackson captures Pensacola Florida

1829-06-05

HMS Pickle captures the armed slave ship Voladora off the coast of Cuba.

1846-05-24

General Zachary Taylor captures Monterey in Mexican War

1846-08-18

Gen Stephen W Kearney's US forces captures Santa Fe NM

1847-09-13

American-Mexican war: US Gen Winfield Scott captures Mexico City

1861-08-29

American Civil War: US Navy squadron captures forts at Hatteras Inlet, North Carolina.

1862-02-06

General Ulysses S. Grant captures Fort Henry in Tennessee

1862-07-09

Gen John Hunt Morgan captures Tompkinsville, Ky

1863-06-05

CSS "Alabama" captures "Tailsman" in Mid Atlantic

1864-04-12

Confederate Gen Nathan Bedford Forrest captures Fort Pillow, Tn

1864-08-15

Off New England coast, CSS Tallahassee captures 6 yankee schooners

1864-09-02

Union General William T. Sherman captures and burns Atlanta during US Civil War

1866-07-17

Italian fleet under Admiral Count Carlo Pellion di Persano captures Austrian Fort Lissa

1872-09-29

Kiowa-chief Lone Wolf captures Satanta & Big Tree

1894-02-24

Nicaragua captures Tegucigalpa, Honduras (National Day, sort of)

1898-08-13

US forces under George Dewey captures Manila during Spanish-Amer war

1900-05-31

Piet de Law captures Lt Col BE Spragges, 13th Battalion Irish Imperial Yeomanry

1900-07-11

Boer general De la Rey captures Scots Greys & Lincolns

1900-10-10

In Manchuria, Russia captures the major city of Mukden, part of their own plan to take over the whole province

1901-05-23

US captures leader of Filippino rebels, Emilio Aguinaldo

1904-05-26

In two days of bitter fighting, the Japanese Army soundly defeats the Russians at Kinchan and captures the forts at Nanshan

1905-03-10

Japanese Army captures Mukden (Shenyang)

1913-03-26

Bulgaria captures Adrianople, ending the 1st Balkan War

1913-09-01

Yuan Shikai captures Nanjing "2nd Chinese revolution"

1915-03-10

British Army in Belgium captures Neuve Chapelle

1917-07-06

T E Lawrence captures port of Aqaba from Turks

1918-08-08

6 US soldiers are surrounded by Germans in France, Alvin York is given command & shoots 20 Germans & captures 132 more

1918-10-08

American soldier Sgt Alvin York single-handedly kills 25, captures 132 Germans

1919-04-20

Polish Army captures Vilno, Lithuania from Soviet Army

1919-06-09

Red Army captures Ufa

1919-11-14

Red Army captures Omsk, Siberia

1924-09-06

Charles Paddock captures 100 & 200 yd AAU national senior outdoor track & field championships

1924-10-10

Ibn Saud of Nedzhed captures Mecca

1935-09-11

US captures Davis Cup for 7th straight year

1939-09-20

British navy captures German U-27 boat

1941-01-10

World War II: The Greek army captures Kleisoura.

1941-06-30

World War II: Operation Barbarossa - Germany captures Lviv, Ukraine.

1942-03-08

Japanese forces captures Rangoon Burma

1942-06-27

FBI captures 8 Nazi saboteurs from a sub off NY's Long Island

1942-08-12

German 1st tank leader captures Elista, Kalmukkensteppe

1943-01-13

US infantry captures Galloping Horse Ridge, Guadalcanal

1944-02-04

US 7th Infantry Division captures Kwajalein

1944-05-18

Polish 2nd Army corps captures convent of Monte Cassino Italy

1945-02-13

USSR captures Budapest, after 49-day battle with Germany; 159,000 die

1945-02-21

British Army captures Goch

1945-03-01

US infantry regiment captures M├Ânchengladbach

1945-03-05

US 7th Army Corps captures Cologne

1945-03-27

US 20th Army corps captures Wiesbaden

1945-04-11

US captures Tsugen Shima

1948-05-14

Jordan's Arab League captures Atarot, north of Jerusalem

1948-05-18

Arab Legion captures fort on Mt Scopus

1948-05-28

Iraq captures Ge'ulim settlement

1948-07-17

Israeli army captures Nazareth

1956-10-30

Israel captures Egyptian military post at El-Thamad

1956-11-02

Israel captures Gaza & Sheham

1956-11-04

Israel captures Straits of Tiran & reach Suez Canal Egypt

1960-03-26

USC captures NCAA swimming title

1967-06-07

Israel captures Wailing Wall in East Jerusalem, Jericho & Bethlehem

1975-04-17

Khmer Rouge captures Phnom Penh, Cambodia (Kampuchea Natl Day)

1980-11-10

Iraq captures southern port of Khorramshahr

1991-06-03

Thomas Hearns captures WBA light-heavyweight title

1991-08-24

Taiwan captures its 15th Little League World Series, 11-0

1997-02-13

Discovery captures Hubble Space Telescope

2014-03-19

Russia captures the Ukrainian naval base in Sevastopol

2016-04-14

US Navy video captures "aggressive" Russian flyby

2016-08-01

Jimmy Walker captures PGA Championship for first major title

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Captures - Birthdays
Date Event
1929-08-17

Francis Gary Powers, US spy (USSR captures him in 1959 U-2 incident)

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