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Invasion - Notable Historical Events

Flavius AetiusSep 20, 451

Genghis KhanMay 31, 1223

HitlerJul 2, 1940

StalinApr 3, 1941

Fidel CastroDec 23, 1961

George W. BushMay 1, 2003

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Invasion - Historical Events
Date Event
479

Greco-Persian Wars: Persian forces led by Mardonius are routed by Pausanias, the Spartan commander of the Greek army in the Battle of Plataea. Along the with the Greek victory on the same day in the Battle of Mycale, the Persian invasion of Greece is halted.

BC
AD
406-12-31

80,000 Vandals, Alans and Suebians cross the Rhine at Mainz, beginning an invasion of Gallia.

451-09-20

Roman General Flavius Aetius defeats Attila the Hun at The Battle of the Catalaunian Plainsat (Chalons-sur-Marne) halting Hun invasion of Roman Gaul

663-08-27

Remnants of the Korean Baekje Kingdom and their Yamato Japanese allies engage naval forces of the Tang Chinese and Silla Koreans on the Geum River in Korea; - a significant Tang-Silla victory. Japanese won't attempt another Korean invasion until late 16th century.

710-10-27

Saracen invasion of Sardinia.

711-04-30

Islamic conquest of Iberia: Moorish troops led by Tariq ibn-Ziyad land at Gibraltar to begin their invasion of the Iberian Peninsula (Al-Andalus).

870-12-31

Skirmish at Englefield: Ethelred of Wessex beats Danish invasion army

871-01-04

Battle at Reading: Ethelred of Wessex beats Danish invasion army

871-01-22

Battle of Basing: Danish invasion army beats Saxon Ethelred of Wessex

871-03-22

Battle at Marton: Ethelred van Wessex beats Danish invasion army

955-08-10

Battle of Lechfeld: Otto I, King of the Germans defeats the Hungarian, ending 50 years of Magyar invasion of Western Europe.

1223-05-31

Mongol invasion of the Cumans: Battle of the Kalka River - Mongol armies of Genghis Khan lead by Subutai defeat Kievan Rus and Cumans.

1238-03-04

The Battle of the Sit River was fought in the northern part of the present-day Yaroslavl Oblast of Russia between the Mongol Hordes of Batu Khan and the Russians under Yuri II of Vladimir-Suzdal during the Mongol invasion of Russia.

1281-08-14

During Kublai Khan's 2nd Invasion of Japan his invading Chinese fleet of 3,500 vessels disappears in a typhoon near Japan

1340-10-30

Battle of Rio Salado Battle (or Tarifa): King Afonso IV of Portugal and King Alfonso XI of Castile defeat Sultan Abu al-Hasan 'Ali of Morocco and Yusuf I of Granada, last Marīnids invasion of Iberian Peninsula

1340-11-28

Battle of Salado, Spain: last Moorish invasion driven back

1355-11-02

English invasion army under king Edward lands at Calais

1380-07-19

Thomas of Buckingham's invasion army lands on Calais

1493-09-09

Battle of Krbava field, a decisive defeat of Croats in Croatian struggle against the Ottoman Empire invasion.

1520-11-08

Stockholm Bloodbath begins: A successful invasion of Sweden by Danish forces results in the execution of around 100 people.

1545-07-21

The first landing of French troops onto the coast of the Isle of Wight during the French invasion of the Isle of Wight occurs.

1588-07-29

Duke Farneses troops ready for invasion of England

1609-04-05

Daimyo (Lord) of the Satsuma Domain in southern Kyūshū, Japan, completes his successful invasion of the Ryūkyū Kingdom in Okinawa.

1662-06-24

Dutch invasion of Macau repulsed (Macau Day)

1664-01-21

Count Miklos of Zrinyi sets out to battle Turkish invasion army

1687-09-26

The city council of Amsterdam votes to support William of Orange's invasion of England, which became the Glorious Revolution.

1688-11-11

Prince Willem III's invasion fleet sails to England

1694-06-07

English invasion army under Thomas Tollemache reaches Brest

1752-01-03

East Indies invasion "Geldermalsen" leaves at Malakka: 92 killed

1758-09-11

Battle of Saint Cast France repels British invasion during the Seven Year's War.

1787-10-10

Amsterdam surrenders to Prussian invasion army

1797-02-22

The Last Invasion of Britain by the French, begins near Fishguard, Wales.

1797-02-25

Colonel William Tate and his force of 1000-1500 soldiers surrender after the Last Invasion of Britain

1799-08-27

British invasion army lands in North-Holland

1799-09-19

English & Russian invasion army conquerors Receiver

1799-10-10

Convention of Alkmaar: British/Russian invasion army departs

1804-10-02

Britain mobilizes to protect against French invasion

1812-12-12

French invasion of Russia comes to an end.

1813-05-23

South American independence leader Simón Bolívar enters Mérida, leading the invasion of Venezuela, and is proclaimed El Libertador ("The Liberator")

1813-06-06

US invasion of Canada halted at Stoney Creek (Ont)

1848-04-18

American victory at the battle of Cerro Gordo opens the way for invasion of Mexico.

1854-07-13

In the Battle of Guaymas, Mexico, General Jose Maria Yanez stops the French invasion led by Count Gaston de Raousset Boulbon.

1862-10-08

Battle of Perryville, KY- Confederate invasion halted

1863-06-24

Planning an invasion of Pennsylvania, Lee's army crosses Potomac

1863-10-31

The Maori Wars resumed as British forces in New Zealand led by General Duncan Cameron began their Invasion of the Waikato.

1864-07-11

Confederate forces led by Gen J Early begin invasion of Wash DC

1895-01-31

Jose Martí & others leave NYC for invasion of Spanish Cuba

1911-11-11

Russia issues an ultimatum to Persia and follows it with an invasion of North Persia to impose political control

1914-08-05

Westerschelde leaves due to German invasion in Belgium

1931-09-18

To create a pretext for the invasion of Manchuria, China, a railway explosion is faked by the Japanese.

1935-10-10

League of Nations denounces Italian invasion of Abyssinia

1939-04-10

Grens mobilization due to Italian invasion in Albania

1939-08-20

Russian offensive under General Zjoekov against Japanese invasion in Mongolia

1939-08-22

Dutch border guards take positions for German invasion

1939-08-31

Japanese invasion army driven out of Mongolia

1939-09-03

WWII: Britain declares war on Germany after invasion of Poland. France follows 6 hours later quickly joined by Australia, New Zealand, South Africa & Canada

1940-05-17

Germany occupies Brussels, Belgium & begins invasion of France

1940-06-30

German troops begin the invasion of the undefended Channel Islands.

1940-07-02

Hitler orders invasion of Britain (Operation Sealion)

1940-09-03

Hitler orders invasion in England on Sept 21 (Operation Seelöwe/Sealion)

1940-09-11

Hitler begins operation Seelöwe (Sealion - aborted invasion England)

1941-04-03

Churchill warns Stalin of German invasion

1941-07-07

US forces land in Iceland to forestall Nazi invasion

1941-12-06

Dutch & British pilots see Japanese invasion fleet at Singapore

1941-12-22

Japans invasion leader lands on Luzon, Philippines

1942-02-13

Hitler's Operation Sealion (invasion of England) cancelled

1942-08-14

Dwight D Eisenhower named commander for invasion of North Africa

1942-10-22

1st ships of invasion fleet for Oran (Algeria) leave Scotland

1942-10-23

First ships of invasion fleet to Morocco leave Norfolk

1943-01-19

Joint Chiefs of Staff decide on invasion in Sicily

1943-01-22

Joint Chiefs of Staff determine invasion in Sicily for July 10th

1943-06-29

Germany begins withdrawing U-boats from North Atlantic in anticipation of the Allied invasion of Europe

1943-07-05

US invasion fleet (96 ships) sails to Sicily

1943-07-08

US invasion fleet passes Bizerta Tunisia

1943-09-16

Montgomery's 8th army contacts invasion - arm forces at Salerno

1944-01-16

Gen Eisenhower took command of Allied Invasion Force in London

1944-02-25

US 1st Army completes invasion plan

1944-03-21

Gen Eisenhower postpones S France invasion until after Normandy

1944-06-05

1st British gliders touched down on French soil for D-Day invasion

1944-06-05

General Eisenhower decides invasion set for June 6

1944-06-06

Baseball cancels all games honoring D-Day invasion

1944-06-15

US forces begin invasion of Saipan in Pacific

1945-02-19

US 5th Fleet launches invasion of Iwo Jima against the Japanese with 30,000 US Marines

1945-04-25

"Elbe Day" - US & Soviet forces meet at Torgau Germany on Elbe River during WWII invasion of Germany

1948-05-18

Saudi Arabia joins invasion of Israel

1948-09-12

Invasion of the State of Hyderabad by the Indian Army on the day after the Pakistani leader Jinnah's death.

1950-12-19

Tibet's Dalai Lama flees Chinese invasion

1956-11-02

Hungary appeals for UN assistance against Soviet invasion

1956-11-14

Hungarian revolt put down by Soviet invasion

1957-09-14

UN resolution deplores & condemns USSR invasion of Hungary

1960-10-30

Guatemala's "La Hora" reports plan for invasion on Cuba

1961-04-14

Cuban-American invasion army departs Nicaragua

1961-12-23

Fidel Castro announces Cuba will release 1,113 prisoners from failed 1961 Bay of Pigs Invasion for $62M worth of food & medical supplies

1962-12-23

Cuba starts returning US prisoners from Bay of Pigs invasion

1968-08-21

Radio Prague (Czechoslovakia) at 12:50 AM announces a Soviet led invasion

1968-08-21

Warsaw Pact forces contnue their invasion of Czechoslovakia to end the reform movement known as the Prague Spring

1979-03-08

China withdraws invasion troops from Vietnam

1980-11-04

Libyan invasion in Chad

1990-08-03

Radio Kuwait resigns air, due to Iraqi invasion

1990-08-11

Egypt & Morocco troops land in Saudi Arabia to prevent Iraqi invasion

1990-08-27

Market prices plunge as OPEC nears informal agreement to increase output to cover shortfall due to invasion; cash market trading experiences abrupt decline.

2000-05-25

Liberation Day of Lebanon. Israel withdraws its army from most of the Lebanese territory after 22 years of its first invasion in 1978.

2001-06-11

Saudi Arabia seizes ownership, effective June 7, of the 1.6-million-barrels-per-day IPSA pipeline that had carried Iraqi crude oil to the Saudi Red Sea port of Mu'jiz prior to Iraq's invasion of Kuwait

2001-10-07

The U.S. invasion of Afghanistan starts with an air assault and covert operations on the ground.

2002-03-01

U.S. invasion of Afghanistan: Operation Anaconda begins in eastern Afghanistan.

2002-03-02

U.S. invasion of Afghanistan: Operation Anaconda begins, (ending on March 19 after killing 500 Taliban and al Qaeda fighters, with 11 Western troop fatalities).

2002-03-19

U.S. invasion of Afghanistan: Operation Anaconda ends (started on March 2) after killing 500 Taliban and al Qaeda fighters with 11 allied troop fatalities.

2003-03-19

Invasion of Iraq by American and British led coalition begins without United Nations support and in defiance of world opinion

2003-03-28

In a "friendly fire" incident, two A-10 Thunderbolt II attack aircraft from the United States Idaho Air National Guard's 190th Fighter Squadron attack British tanks participating in the 2003 invasion of Iraq, killing British soldier Matty Hull.

2003-04-09

Baghdad falls to U.S. forces ending the invasion of Iraqi but resulting in widespread looting

2003-05-01

2003 invasion of Iraq: In what becomes known as the "Mission Accomplished" speech, U.S. President George W. Bush declares that "major combat operations in Iraq have ended" on board the USS Abraham Lincoln off the coast of California.

2008-08-08

Georgian invasion into South Ossetia. Begin of five-day war between Georgia and Russia.

2016-07-06

Iraq sees worst bombing since invasion with 250 deaths

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Invasion - Birthdays
Date Event
1871-12-26

Mirra Principi, Estrellita; or The Invasion of the French Troops in Portugal

1887-11-17

Bernard L. Montgomery, The Invasion of Normandy

1889-04-24

Harry J. Vejar, Invasion of the Body Snatchers

1890-9-03

Pat O'Malley, Invasion of the Body Snatchers

1891-07-23

Everett Glass, Invasion of the Body Snatchers

1892-07-22

Beatrice Maude, Invasion of the Body Snatchers

1905-9-15

Richard Maybery, Invasion of the Body Snatchers

1908-06-12

Erik Blythe, Invasion U.S.A.

1910-12-17

Joe Vegoda, Daleks' Invasion Earth 2150 A.D.

1912-06-12

Ving Hershon, Invasion of the Body Snatchers

1912-11-21

Ralph Butler, Invasion of the Body Snatchers

1914-02-15

Kevin McCarthy, Seattle, actor (Invasion of Body Snatchers, Howling)

1914-02-15

Kevin McCarthy, Invasion of the Body Snatchers

1914-05-26

Frankie Manning, Swing Invasion

1914-07-28

Carmen Dragon, Invasion of the Body Snatchers

1914-10-20

Fayard Nicholas, Swing Invasion

1914-11-23

Roger Avon, Daleks' Invasion Earth 2150 A.D.

1914-9-15

Adolfo Bioy Casares, Invasion

1916-06-16

Eileen Stevens, Invasion of the Body Snatchers

1918-01-25

King Donovan, Invasion of the Body Snatchers

1919-07-05

Anton Arnold, Invasion of the Star Creatures

1920-08-07

Harry Arnold, Invasion of the Animal People

1921-06-28

George Abel, X Day: The Invasion of Japan

1921-07-05

David Norberg, Invasion of the Animal People

1921-10-07

Warren Disbrow Sr., Invasion for Flesh and Blood

1922-03-30

Peter Welch, The Android Invasion: Part One

1922-10-01

William Neathery, Invasion Earth: The Aliens Are Here

1922-9-12

Jackson Mac Low, The Invasion of Thunderbolt Pagoda

1923-04-15

Jean Willes, Invasion of the Body Snatchers

1923-08-15

Bengt Blomgren, Invasion of the Animal People

1924-01-28

Guy Way, Invasion of the Body Snatchers

1924-10-21

Sten Gester, Invasion of the Animal People

1925-02-10

Daniel Vece Jr., X Day: The Invasion of Japan

1925-03-28

Jerry Walter, Invasion of the Body Snatchers

1925-06-08

Dorothy Neathery, Invasion Earth: The Aliens Are Here

1926-01-23

Lyn Osborn, Invasion of the Saucer Men

1926-04-01

Lyndon Brook, actor (Invasion, Reach for the Sky)

1927-10-22

Marie Selland, Invasion of the Body Snatchers

1927-12-11

Bill McGuffie, Daleks' Invasion Earth 2150 A.D.

1928-12-03

Gerald Blake, The Invasion of Time: Part One

1929-03-11

Ubaldo De Lío, Invasion

1929-12-06

Steven Terrell, Invasion of the Saucer Men

1929-12-29

Pat Lawler, Invasion of the Saucer Men

1930-06-08

Dana Wynter, London, actress (Airport, Invasion of the Body Snatchers)

1930-12-03

Al Bordighi, Invasion of the Bee Girls

1931-06-08

Dana Wynter, Invasion of the Body Snatchers

1932-03-13

William W. Gillett Jr., The Giant Spider Invasion

1933-07-15

Julian Bream, Invasion of the Body Snatchers

1933-12-11

Aldo Mayo, Invasion

1934-03-07

Gordon Flemyng, Daleks' Invasion Earth 2150 A.D.

1936-10-01

Lelia Goldoni, Invasion of the Body Snatchers

1936-10-24

Barbara Wilson, Invasion of the Animal People

1938-07-06

Erna Martha Bauman, The Invasion of the Vampires

1939-12-12

Hugo Santiago, Invasion

1940-08-20

Larry I. Bland, Japan: The Invasion That Never Was

1940-12-13

Tain Bodkin, The Giant Spider Invasion

1941-04-13

Chris Tranchell, The Invasion of Time: Part Four

1941-08-06

Doris Hays, Invasion of the Love Drones

1944-07-07

Glenys Kinnock, Comic Relief: The Invasion of the Comic Tomatoes

1944-11-13

Bobby Clark, Invasion of the Body Snatchers

1945-01-02

Keiko Sawai, Invasion of Astro-Monster

1946-04-26

Patricia Hindy, The Invasion of Carol Enders

1947-08-09

Donald J. Long, Invasion Earth: The Aliens Are Here

1948-07-21

Art Hindle, Invasion of the Body Snatchers

1948-08-01

Armand Mastroianni, Invasion

1948-08-19

Susan Jacks, The Darin Invasion

1949-08-11

Nick Holt, Invasion from Inner Earth

1950-02-10

George Michael Pantages, Invasion of the Body Snatchers

1952-05-31

Kevin Brodie, The Giant Spider Invasion

1954-06-05

Nancy Stafford, Deadly Invasion: The Killer Bee Nightmare

1955-02-13

Josh Miller, Freezer Burn: The Invasion of Laxdale

1955-08-20

Hilary Ryan, The Invasion of Time: Part Six

1957-04-10

William Oswald, The Zygon Invasion

1957-9-28

Warren F. Disbrow, Invasion for Flesh and Blood

1958-9-27

Shaun Cassidy, Invasion

1961-06-17

Heike Trinker, Invasion

1961-9-21

Betty Fraser, Holiday Home Invasion

1968-01-01

Guy Mezger, RVC VIII: Invasion of the Cage

1968-08-22

Mark Sloan, Blow Up Invasion

1969-11-15

David Kajganich, The Invasion

1970-03-30

Forrest Bryant, Invasion: Stanford 1991 A.D.

1971-01-09

Pete Spratt, UWC Invasion

1971-07-24

Jessica Grace Wing, Invasion: Stanford 1991 A.D.

1972-05-07

Frank Trigg, UWC Invasion

1973-03-18

Luci Christian, Starship Troopers: Invasion

1973-11-30

James Wolf, Invasion for Flesh and Blood

1974-01-23

Michael Lisboa, The Invasion

1974-12-07

Ryan Swafford, Invasion of the Les-Body Snatchers

1975-02-09

Eric Braun, Star Trek: The Experience - Borg Invasion 4D

1977-10-25

Molestkey, Little White Chicks Big Black Monster Dicks 8: European Invasion!!!

1978-06-16

Gary Terry, The Invasion

1978-06-27

Antony D. Lane, Invasion of the Not Quite Dead

1978-08-05

Brian Minchin, The Zygon Invasion

1979-02-19

David Imper, Invasion

1979-04-05

Jeffrey R. Hawley, Invasion of the Pointy Heads

1979-10-04

Simon Hammel, Home Invasion Package

1980-08-25

Alexis Raben, The Invasion

1981-01-03

Elle Brook, Blow Up Invasion

1981-03-22

Nigel Parkinson Jr., The Invasion

1982-01-07

Jon Blumberg, The Invasion

1982-04-27

Katharine Trask, Invasion

1982-9-24

Roxanne Modafferi, Fatal Femmes Fighting: Asian Invasion

1983-9-09

Mark Townsend, The Invasion

1984-05-15

Jeff Stepp, The Invasion

1988-03-30

Giovanni Lorecchio, World Invasion Battle Bologna

1988-11-06

Zachariah Koslow, Home Invasion

1989-06-24

Brandon Wong, Invasion of the Stupid Snatchers

1990-08-24

Shawn-Ray Dalinsky, Ombis: Alien Invasion

1991-05-09

Douglas Reese, Digital Invasion

1996-04-03

Jackson Bond, The Invasion

1996-04-22

Jay Duffy, Invasion

2003-02-10

Pauline Brede, Invasion from Planet Schrump

Invasion - Deaths
Date Event
1958-08-30

Lyn Osborn, Invasion of the Saucer Men

1969-01-16

Jan Palach, protesting Soviet invasion of Czech, self immolates at 20

1980-04-14

Tom Fadden, Invasion of the Body Snatchers

1984-10-14

Beatrice Maude, Invasion of the Body Snatchers

1984-11-20

Peter Welch, The Android Invasion: Part One

1986-01-04

Joe Vegoda, Daleks' Invasion Earth 2150 A.D.

1986-06-14

Jorge Luis Borges, Invasion

1987-03-22

Bill McGuffie, Daleks' Invasion Earth 2150 A.D.

1987-04-06

Ralph Butler, Invasion of the Body Snatchers

1987-06-30

King Donovan, Invasion of the Body Snatchers

1988-05-25

Anton Arnold, Invasion of the Star Creatures

1989-01-03

Jean Willes, Invasion of the Body Snatchers

1990-12-16

Richard Maybery, Invasion of the Body Snatchers

1991-04-05

Gerald Blake, The Invasion of Time: Part One

1993-01-09

Erik Blythe, Invasion U.S.A.

1993-06-25

Eileen Stevens, Invasion of the Body Snatchers

1993-08-16

Ellsworth Fredericks, Invasion of the Body Snatchers

1995-07-12

Gordon Flemyng, Daleks' Invasion Earth 2150 A.D.

1995-11-14

Jack Finney, Invasion of the Body Snatchers

1996-11-06

Jean Andren, Invasion of the Body Snatchers

1998-01-24

David Norberg, Invasion of the Animal People

1998-12-21

Roger Avon, Daleks' Invasion Earth 2150 A.D.

1999-02-17

William Neathery, Invasion Earth: The Aliens Are Here

1999-03-08

Adolfo Bioy Casares, Invasion

2003-02-03

William W. Gillett Jr., The Giant Spider Invasion

2003-07-19

Jessica Grace Wing, Invasion: Stanford 1991 A.D.

2004-09-24

Al Bordighi, Invasion of the Bee Girls

2004-12-08

Jackson Mac Low, The Invasion of Thunderbolt Pagoda

2006-01-24

Fayard Nicholas, Swing Invasion

2006-03-25

Sten Gester, Invasion of the Animal People

2006-10-28

Marie Selland, Invasion of the Body Snatchers

2007-11-27

Larry I. Bland, Japan: The Invasion That Never Was

2008-11-29

Ving Hershon, Invasion of the Body Snatchers

2009-01-15

Guy Way, Invasion of the Body Snatchers

2009-04-27

Frankie Manning, Swing Invasion

2010-03-21

George Abel, X Day: The Invasion of Japan

2010-09-11

Kevin McCarthy, Invasion of the Body Snatchers

2011-04-16

Daniel Vece Jr., X Day: The Invasion of Japan

2011-05-05

Dana Wynter, Invasion of the Body Snatchers

2012-04-24

Ubaldo De Lío, Invasion

2013-04-04

Bengt Blomgren, Invasion of the Animal People

2015-04-12

Gary Terry, The Invasion


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