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Joseph BrantNov 11, 1775

George WashingtonAug 7, 1782

NapoleonSep 28, 1785

Ulysses S. GrantFeb 6, 1862

Robert E. LeeJun 15, 1864

Henry Ossian FlipperJul 1, 1873

Nicholas IISep 5, 1915

William George BarkerNov 15, 1916

Leon TrotskyJan 16, 1925

Hipólito YrigoyenSep 6, 1930

HitlerNov 5, 1937

Jimmy StewartMar 22, 1941

FDRMar 19, 1942

Harry TrumanAug 13, 1950

Douglas MacArthurApr 19, 1951

Fulgencio BatistaMar 10, 1952

Ted WilliamsAug 6, 1953

JFKNov 18, 1961

Henry KissingerJan 13, 1975

President ReaganJan 21, 1983

President BushAug 22, 1990

Bill ClintonMay 2, 2000

George W. BushNov 13, 2001

Barack ObamaDec 22, 2010

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Military - Historical Events
Date Event
455-07-09

Roman military commander Avitus is proclaimed emperor of the Western Roman Empire.

554-08-14

Ravenna becomes seat of Byzantine military governor in Italy

1461-08-07

Ming Dynasty Chinese military general Cao Qin stages a coup against the Tianshun Emperor.

1572-04-21

France & England sign anti-Spanish military covenant

1575-09-16

King Johan Casimir of Palts promises military aid to hugenots

1625-12-09

Netherlands & England sign military treaty

1655-07-27

Netherlands & Brandenburg sign military treaty

1655-08-28

New Amsterdam & Peter Stuyvesant bars Jews from military service

1662-04-27

Netherlands & France sign military covenant

1667-03-31

France & England sign anti-Dutch military accord

1670-02-17

France & Bavaria sign military assistance treaty

1707-08-22

Sweden & Prussia sign military treaty

1716-06-05

England & Emperor Karel VI signs military treaty

1726-08-06

Emperor Karel VI & Tsarina Catharine the Great sign military treaty

1741-04-13

Royal Military Academy forms at Woolwich

1742-11-18

Prussia & Brtain sign anti-French military covenant

1747-12-09

England & Netherlands sign military treaty

1752-11-11

Theresianische Military Academy opens in Vienna

1753-06-13

Austria, England & Modena sign secret military treaty

1755-09-19

Great Britain & Russia sign military agreement

1775-07-17

1st military hospital approved

1775-11-11

Mohawk military leader Joseph Brant goes to London to solicit more support from the government and to persuade the Crown to address past Mohawk land grievances in exchange for their participation as allies in the impending war

1778-01-20

1st American military court martial trial begins, Cambridge, Mass

1782-08-07

George Washington first creates Purple Heart medal (original name Badge of Military Merit) as commander of the Continental Army

1783-11-25

Britain evacuates New York city, its last military position in United States

1783-12-23

General George Washington resigns his military commission as Commander-in-Chief of the Army to Congress

1785-09-28

Napoleon Bonaparte (16) graduates from the military academy in Paris (42nd in a class of 51)

1789-11-05

Fleeing slaves under Bonni attack military post on Suriname

1792-05-08

US establishes military draft

1797-08-03

Emperor Francis I permits Jews who served in military in "Countries of Bohemian Crown" to marry non Jews

1802-07-04

US Military Academy officially opens (West Point, NY)

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.

1811-05-18

Battle of Las Piedras: The first great military triumph of the revolution of the Río de la Plata in Uruguay lead by Jose Artigas.

1819-08-06

Norwich University is founded in Vermont as the first private military school in the United States.

1829-07-07

Royal Military Chapel forms

1831-03-06

Edgar Allen Poe removed from West Point military academy

1839-11-11

The Virginia Military Institute is founded in Lexington, Virginia.

1850-11-06

Yerba Buena & Angel Islands (SF Bay) reserved for military use

1855-03-03

US Congress approves $30,000 to test camels for military use

1861-02-13

1st military action to result in Congressional Medal of Honor, AZ

1861-08-06

Lexington, Kentucky - Union military camp forms in neutral state

1862-02-06

Ulysses S. Grant begins military campaign in Mississippi

1863-03-03

1st US wartime military conscription bill enacted

1863-07-07

1st military draft by US (exemptions cost $100)

1863-08-08

American Civil War: Tennessee's "military" Governor Andrew Johnson frees his personal slaves. Celebrated as a holiday by Tennessee African Americans (early 20th century)

1864-06-15

Robert E. Lee's home area (Arlington, VA) becomes a military cemetery

1868-02-10

Conservatives & military seize Convention Hall in Florida

1873-07-01

Henry Ossian Flipper of Georgia one of the first African Americans enters West Point Military Academy

1877-06-15

Henry Ossian Flipper becomes 1st African American to graduate from West Point Military Academy

1877-07-20

Military shoots on stopped railroad workers in Balt, kills 9

1880-10-15

Mexican soldiers kill Victorio, one of the greatest Apache military strategists.

1881-06-16

Austria-Hungary & Serbia sign military treaty

1881-09-09

Egyptian military coup under colonel Arab "El Wahid"

1883-05-15

Italy signs military treaty with Austria-Hungary & Germany

1883-10-30

Austria-Hungary, Germany and Romania sign military treaty

1887-12-10

Austria-Hungary, Italy and Great Britain sign Balkan military treaty

1888-05-04

Italy & Spain sign military covenant

1893-12-30

Russia signs military accord with France

1900-03-10

Regents for the King of Uganda and leading chiefs sign a treaty with Great Britain agreeing to the organization of the government, taxation, courts, military, and other functions of their country, which is under British protection.

1900-06-21

In the Philippines, General Arthur McArthur, US military governor of the Philippines, issues an amnesty proclamation to those Filipinos who will renounce the insurgent movement and accept US sovereignty

1900-11-05

Under US military control since the end of the Spanish-American War in 1898, Cuba now calls its own constitutional convention

1900-12-19

Kitchener offers protections to all Boers who will surrender and asks the Dutch community of Pretoria to convey this offer, but leaders in the field refuse to surrender; although organised military operations are largely over, the guerrilla war continues

1902-05-20

US military occupation of Cuba (since Jan 1, 1899) ends

1903-06-10

In Belgrade, Yugoslavia, a military coup d'etat- led by the Queen's brother-in-law and other offices - kills King Alexander I of Serbia, Queen Draga, and many officers

1904-02-06

Japan notifies Russia that in view of Russia's delaying tactics and provocative military action, Japan is ending negotiations and recalling its members from Moscow

1904-06-28

International Anti-Military Cooperation (IAMV) forms in Amsterdam

1906-01-10

The British and French begin consultations on military and naval issues

1906-05-22

A British garrison leaves Esquimalt, on the Pacific coast, after a military occupation that began in 1858: these were the last British soldiers stationed in Canada

1907-01-26

The Short Magazine Lee-Enfield Mk III is officially introduced into British Military Service, and remains the oldest military rifle still in official use.

1908-12-04

Haiti's president General Alexis Nord flees from military coup

1909-01-28

US military forces leave Cuba for 2nd time

1909-03-26

In support of Mohammed Ali Shah's coup d'etat against the constitutional government in Persia, a Russian military force invades northern Persia to relieve the siege of Tabriz

1909-07-30

Wright Brothers deliver 1st military plane to the army

1910-01-21

British-Russian military intervention in Persia

1912-03-05

Italian forces are the first to use airships for military purposes, using them for reconnaissance behind Turkish lines.

1914-02-21

In a secret meeting of civil and military leaders, Russian Foreign Minister Sazonov convinces them to support a plan for seizing the straits, controlled by Turkey, that block access to the Mediterranean

1914-11-02

Great Britain declares the entire North Sea a military area: neutral ships will transit it at their own risk

1915-03-02

Vladmir Jabotinsky forms a Jewish military force to fight in Palestine

1915-04-22

1st military use of poison gas (chlorine, by Germany) in WW I

1915-07-01

Australian Survey Corps becomes part of Military Forces

1915-09-05

Tsar Nicholas II, distressed by increasing Russian losses, assumes personal command of his nation's military forces; clearly a symbolic act and devastating for his leadership

1915-11-06

1st military flight in Dutch East Indies (Tandjong Priok)

1915-12-01

The US requests that Germany withdraw its military and naval attaches from the Embassy in Washington

1915-12-28

Today the British Cabinet recognizes the true nature of the war by deciding to institute compulsory military service, with single men to be conscripted before married ones

1916-01-24

The Military Service Bill, calling for conscription of men for war services, passes in the British House of Commons

1916-02-09

Britain's military service act enforced (conscription)

1916-02-10

Military conscription begins in Britain

1916-03-31

Dutch government ends all military engagements

1916-06-16

Passing of the Military Services Bill introduces conscription in New Zealand

1916-08-23

Military court of Berlin sentences Karl Liebknecht to 4 years

1916-11-15

William George Barker, flying very low over the Ancre River, spots a large concentration of German troops massing for a counter-attack on Beaumont Hamel, and sends an emergency Zone Call brought to bear all available artillery fire in the area onto the specified target. The force of some 4,000 German infantry was effectively broken up, and Barker is awarded the Military Cross

1917-06-27

1st baseball player (Hank Gowdy) to enter WW I military service

1917-10-13

Soviets accept establishment of Petrograd Military

1917-10-21

Petrograds garrison accepts Revolutionary Military Committee

1917-10-26

Petrograd Soviet accepts establishment of Military

1923-04-23

Inauguration ceremonies take place of Gdynia as a temporary military port and fishers' shelter.

1923-06-16

Sun Yat Sen founds military academy

1924-03-06

British Labour government cuts military budget

1924-07-05

Military revolt in Sao Paulo Brazil

1925-01-16

Leon Trotsky dismissed as CEO of Russian Revolution Military Council

1925-06-25

Military putsch under Gen Theodorus Pangulos in Greece

1926-05-02

US military intervenes in Nicaragua

1926-05-28

Military coup by Gen Manuel Gomes da Costa in Portugal

1926-12-17

Lithuanian military state under gen Augustine Woldemaras

1927-01-31

Internationall allied military command in Germany disbands

1927-05-27

Japanese military intervention in Chinese civil war

1930-09-06

Democratically elected Argentine president Hipólito Yrigoyen is deposed in a military coup.

1932-09-14

Military coup in Chile under Arturo Alessandri

1933-08-12

Cuban dictator Machado y Morales flees after military coup

1934-05-19

Military coup by Col Damian Veltsjev in Bulgaria

1935-12-08

The Japanese military police launches a violent suppression of the religious sect Oomoto, beginning with a crackdown on the sect's operational bases of Ayabe and Kameoka in Kyoto Prefecture and the arrest of its leader Onisaburo Deguchi.

1936-02-26

Military coup in Japan

1937-11-05

Hitler informs his military leaders in a secret meeting of his intentions of going to war

1939-04-06

Great Britain & Poland sign military pact

1939-09-28

Estonia accepts Soviet military bases

1940-10-29

Secretary of War Henry L Stimson drew 1st number-258-in 1st peacetime military draft in US history

1941-01-09

Maiden flight by Canada's British-built Avro Lancaster military plane

1941-03-02

World War II: First German military units enter Bulgaria after it joined the Axis Pact.

1941-03-22

Jimmy Stewart is inducted into the Army, becoming the first major American movie star to wear a military uniform in World War II

1942-03-19

FDR orders men between 45 & 64 to register for non military duty

1943-03-08

335 allied bombers attack German city of Nuremberg, a centre for military production

1943-12-19

Military coup in Bolivia

1944-05-16

Military police attack gypsies

1945-05-23

British military police arrest Admiral Karl Doenitz

1946-05-03

International military tribunal in Tokyo begins

1946-06-03

International Military Tribunal opens in Tokyo against 28 Japanese war criminals

1946-08-23

Ordinance No. 46 of the British Military Government constitutes the German Land (state) of Schleswig-Holstein.

1946-10-08

Military plane crashes at Christian HBS, 24 die

1947-07-02

Military coup discovered in France

1947-10-26

The British Military Occupation ends in Iraq.

1948-04-15

1st Jewish-Arab military battle, arabs defeated

1949-04-14

International Military Tribunal at Nuremberg's last judgment

1949-08-10

Natl Military Establishment renamed Dept of Defense

1949-08-14

Military coup under colonel Sami Hinnawi in Syria

1950-01-19

Maiden flight by Canada's Avro Canada CF-100 military plane

1950-06-27

US sends 35 military advisers to South Vietnam

1950-08-13

US President Harry Truman gives military aid to Vietnamese regime of Bao-Dai

1951-04-19

Gen Douglas MacArthur ends his military career

1951-10-01

24th Infantry Regiment, last all-black US military unit, deactivated

1951-11-28

Military coup under Col Adib el-Shishakli in Syria

1952-03-10

Military coup led by General Fulgencio Batista in Cuba

1953-06-14

Military coup by general Gustavo Rojas Pinilla in Colombia

1953-08-06

Ted Williams returns to Red Sox from the military

1954-01-13

Military rule in Egypt; 318 Muslim Brotherhood members arrested

1954-05-05

Military coup by general Alfredo Stroessner in Paraguay

1954-05-14

Belgium shortens military conscription from 20 to 18 months

1954-06-16

Dutch military conscription shortened from 20 to 18 months

1954-07-08

Military junta selects colonel Armas president of Guatemala

1954-11-02

Taiwan & US sign military pact

1955-04-01

Armed military action taken against bureaucratic strike in Amsterdam

1955-04-04

British government signs military treaty with Iraq

1956-01-26

Porkkala military base returned to Finland by USSR

1956-10-30

Israel captures Egyptian military post at El-Thamad

1956-12-20

Military coup under colonel Simbolon in Sumatra

1957-04-29

1st military nuclear power plant dedicated, Fort Belvoir Va

1957-08-08

USSR offers Syria economic/military aid

1957-09-17

Thailand military coup under marshal Sarit Thanarat

1958-07-14

General Abdul K Kassem forms a military government in Iraq overthrowing the monarchy

1959-03-05

Iran & US sign economic & military treaty

1959-08-13

US Military satellite Discoverer 5 launched (into polar orbit)

1959-08-20

Belgium shortens military conscription to 12 months

1960-05-27

Military coup overthrows democratic government of Turkey

1961-01-17

President Dwight D. Eisenhower delivers a televised farewell address to the nation three days before leaving office, in which he warns against the accumulation of power by the "military-industrial complex".

1961-01-25

Military coup in El Salvador

1961-07-20

French military forces break the Tunisian siege of Bizerte.

1961-11-16

US President Kennedy decides to increase military aid to South Vietnam without committing US combat troops

1961-11-18

JFK sends 18,000 military advisors to South Vietnam

1961-12-12

Ham radio satellite Oscar 1 launched with military Discoverer 36

1962-03-28

Military coup in Syria, President Nazim al-Kudsi flees

1962-09-27

Military uprising under Col Abdullah as-Sallal North Yemen

1962-11-24

Last of Dutch military leave New Guinea

1963-03-08

Syrian Arab Rep Revolution Day - Military coup in Syria

1963-06-30

Ciaculli massacre: A car bomb, intended for Mafia boss Salvatore Greco, kills seven police and military officers near Palermo.

1963-07-18

Failed military coup in Syria

1963-10-16

2 secret US military satellites launched from Cape Canaveral

1964-01-30

Military coup of Gen Nguyen Khanh in South Vietnam

1964-03-31

Pres Jango Goulart of Brazil chased out of office by military

1964-04-02

Military coup in Brazil by Gen Castello Branco, Pres Goulart ousted

1965-02-26

West Germany ceases military aid to Tanzania

1965-04-01

Syncom 3, 1st geosynchronous communications satellite, passes from civilian to military control

1965-04-20

People's Republic China offers North Vietnam military aid

1965-04-24

Military coup under Donald Reid Cabral in Dominican Republic

1965-11-25

Congo military coup under Gen Mobutu, Pres Kasavubu overthrown

1966-02-23

Military coup in Syria ends Bitar government

1966-02-25

Syrian military coup under Hafiz al-Assad

1966-03-11

Military coup led by Indonesian Gen Suharto breaks out

1966-12-24

USAF C144 military charter crashes near Binh Thai Vietnam kills 129

1967-01-27

Treaty banning military use of nuclear weapons in space, signed

1967-04-21

Military coup in Greece, Konstantinos Kollias becomes premier

1968-03-20

Military intervene in South-Yemen (leftist ministers resign)

1968-06-14

Off duty Dutch military permitted to wear regular clothing

1968-10-03

Military coup overthrows President Fernando Belaúnde Terry in Peru

1968-11-19

Military coup in Mali, president Modibo Keita flees

1969-05-25

Sudanese government is overthrown in a military coup

1969-09-26

Bolivia military coup under general Ovando Candia

1970-03-18

Cambodia military coup under Gen Lon Nol, prince Sihanuk flees

1970-05-04

Premier Kosygin affirms existence Russian military advisors in Egypt

1970-06-29

US ends 2 month military offensive into Cambodia

1970-09-16

King Hussein of Jordan forms military government

1970-11-13

Lt Gen Hafez al-Assad becomes PM of Syria following military coup

1971-01-25

Military coup in Uganda under Gen Idi Amin Dada

1971-03-04

"City Command" kidnaps 4 US military men at Ankara, Turkey

1971-06-08

General Officer Commanding the British Army Harry Tuzo, then claims that a permanent military solution to the 'troubles' in Northern Ireland could not be achieved

1971-07-19

Sudan military coup under maj Hashem al-Atta, Numeiry flees

1971-07-22

Sudanese military counter-coup under premier Numeiry

1971-08-22

Bolivian military coup under col Hugo Banzer, pres Torres driven out

1972-01-31

Military coup ousts civilian government of Ghana

1972-02-22

The Official Irish Republican Army explodes a bomb at Aldershot military barracks, the headquarters of the Parachute Regiment, killing seven people

1972-05-15

The island of Okinawa, under U.S. military governance since its conquest in 1945, reverts to Japanese control.

1972-07-18

Egyptian president Anwar Sadat throws out 20,000 Russian military aids

1973-05-14

US Supreme court approves equal rights to females in military

1973-07-05

Maj Gen Juvenal Habyarimana becomes president of Rwanda following military coup

1973-07-17

Military coup in Afghanistan; King Mohammad Zahir Shah flees

1973-09-11

Chile's President Salvador Allende deposed in a military coup

1973-11-25

Bloodless military coup ousts Greek Pres George Papadopoulos

1974-04-15

Military coup in Niger, president Diori Hamani deposed

1974-04-17

Moslem fundamentalists assault military academy in Heliopolis Egypt

1974-06-08

US & Saudi Arabia sign military-economic contract

1974-06-29

Military coup in Ethiopia

1974-07-15

Military coup on Cyprus: archbishop/president Makarios flees

1974-07-23

Greek military dictatorship collapses

1975-01-13

Henry Kissinger hints at military action against oil countries in case of "actual strangulation of the industrialized world" in the wake of oil shock

1975-03-11

Portugal military coup under general Spinola fails

1975-04-13

Chad military coup by General Odingar

1975-07-29

Military coup by Gen Mohammed/Pres Jakubu Gowon fired

1975-08-14

-15] Pakistani military coup against president Mujib ur-Rahman

1975-08-15

Bangladesh military coup under Khondakar Moustaque Ahmed

1975-09-28

Bill authorizes admission of women to military academies

1976-01-11

Military coup in Ecuador, Pres Guillermo Lara leaves

1976-03-09

1st female cadets accepted to West Point Military Academy

1976-03-24

Argentine President Isabel Peron deposed by country's military

1976-07-20

Vietnam War: The US military completes its troop withdrawal from Thailand.

1977-08-09

The military-controlled Government of Uruguay announces that it will return the nation to civilian rule through general elections in 1981 for a President and Congress.

1978-04-27

Afghanistan revolution (National Day), pro-Russian military coup

1978-05-06

South Africa military goes into Angola

1978-07-10

Bloodless military coup in Mauritania, President Moktar flees

1978-07-21

Bolivia military coup under general Juan Pereda, president Hugo Banzer flees

1978-11-06

Shah of Iran places Iran under military rule

1979-02-12

Bakhtiar resigns as prime minister of Iran after losing support of the military

1979-10-15

Military coup in El Salvador: president/general Carlos Romero flees

1979-11-01

Bolivia military coup under Gen Busch, pres Guevara flees

1980-04-24

US military operation to save 52 hostages in Iran, fails, 8 die

1980-07-17

Bolivian military coup; general Garcia Meza becomes president

1980-09-12

Military coup under General Kenan Evren in Turkey

1980-11-25

Upper-Volta military coup under Col Saye Zerbo, president Lamizana flees

1981-09-01

Military coup under general Kolingba in Central African Republic, President Dacko flees

1982-03-11

Failed military coup under Rambocus/Hawker in Suriname

1982-03-23

Guatemala military coup under gen Rios Montt, pres Romeo Lucas flees

1982-05-03

NY Times reports that military will get 25% of NASA's budget

1982-06-25

Greece abolishes headshaving of recruits in the military.

1982-07-20

Hyde Park and Regent's Park bombings: 11 British soldiers and 7 military horses killed in Provisional Irish Republican Army bomb attacks during military ceremonies in London

1983-01-21

President Reagan certifies El Salvador human-rights abuses have decreased making country eligible for US military aid

1983-08-08

Military coup in Guatemala, Pres Rios Montt flees

1983-09-23

Argentina milt regime gives amnesty to military/political assassins

1983-09-26

Soviet military officer Stanislav Petrov averts a worldwide nuclear war by judging missile attack from the US an error.

1983-10-30

The first democratic elections are held in Argentina after seven years of military rule.

1983-12-31

Nigeria's National Assembly dissolves after military coup

1984-01-02

Major-General Muhammadu Buhari is declared Head of State in Nigeria, following a military coup.

1984-05-26

US President President Ronald Reagan rules out US military intervention in Iran-Iraq war

1984-07-12

A car bomb set off by the military wing of the ANC, explodes in Durban South Africa killing 5 and injuring 27 people

1984-08-15

The PKK in Turkey starts a campaign of armed attacks upon the Turkish military

1984-12-11

Mauretania military coup under Col Maawiya Ould Sid'ahmed Taya

1985-10-03

21st Shuttle Mission (51J)-Atlantis 1-all-military flight launched

1986-02-25

Thousands of Egyptian military police riot, destroy 2 luxury hotel

1987-01-23

Japan 1st exceeds military spending cap of 1% of GNP ($23 billion)

1987-03-23

US offers military protection to Kuwaiti ships in the Persian Gulf

1987-05-21

Military coup in Fiji Islands under lt col Sitivani Rabuka

1987-10-06

Military coup leader Maj-Gen Sitiveni Rabuka declares Fiji a republic

1987-10-13

1st military use of trained dolphins (US Navy in Persian Gulf)

1988-02-16

1st documented combat action by US military advisors in El Salvador

1988-09-17

Military coup in Haiti: Lt Gen Avril takes control, Henri Namphy flees

1988-09-19

Israel launches 1st satellite, for secret military reconnaissance

1988-12-02

STS-27 Atlantis launched (Secret military mission)

1989-02-03

Military coup overthrows Alfredo Stroessner, dictator of Paraguay

1989-02-15

Soviet military occupation of Afgh nist n ends

1990-08-20

Iraq moves Western hostages to military installations (human shields)

1990-08-22

President Bush calls up military reserves

1990-08-25

UN security council authorizes military action against Iraq

1990-11-08

Unconfirmed rumors emerge that Bush might announce an airlift of supplies to US embassy in Kuwait, which could ultimately trigger a military clash

1990-12-31

Iraq begins a military draft of 17 year olds

1991-02-23

Military coup in Thailand, Premier Choonhaven arrested

1991-04-12

US announces closing of 31 major US military bases

1991-07-14

Failed military coup in Mali

1991-10-05

Military transport plane crashes at Djakarta, 133 dies

1992-06-29

Algerian head of state, Mohamed Boudiaf, is assassinated by military officers during a public speech at the opening of a cultural center in Annaba

1992-09-27

Military transport plane crashes in Lagos, Nigeria killing 163

1993-06-23

Nigeria's military dictator, General Ibrahim Babangida, annuls results of presidential elections and halts a return to democracy

1993-10-19

UN authorizes arms, military & police supply embargo against Haiti

1993-10-21

Military coup by Burundi Pres Ndadaye; 525,000 Hutus flee

1994-04-08

Smoking banned in Pentagon & all US military bases

1994-07-22

Military coup in Gambia: Pres Dawda Jawara flees

1995-03-01

Belgium ends military conscript

1995-09-12

Belarus military shoots down a hydrogen balloon, killing its two American pilots.

1996-01-27

Colonel Ibrahim Baré Maïnassara deposes the first democratically elected president of Niger, Mahamane Ousmane, in a military coup.

1996-08-03

US General William F. Garrison accepts responsibility for outcome of the 1993 raid in Somalia, and retires from military service.

1996-12-10

Rwandan Genocide: Military advisor to the United Nations Secretary-General and head of the Military Division of the Department of Peacekeeping Operations of the United Nations Maurice Baril recommends that the UN multi-national forces in Zaire stand down.

1997-03-14

Iranian military plane crashes, killing 80

1997-05-25

A military coup in Sierra Leone replaces President Ahmad Tejan Kabbah with Major Johnny Paul Koromah.

1997-09-09

Sinn Fein accepts Mitchell Principles on para-military disarmament

1998-02-03

US military plane clips cable car lines in northern Italy, kills 20

1998-08-20

U.S. embassy bombings: the United States military launches cruise missile attacks against alleged al-Qaida camps in Afghanistan and a suspected chemical plant in Sudan in retaliation for the August 7 bombings of American embassies in Kenya and Tanzania. The al-Shifa pharmaceutical factory in Khartoum is destroyed in the attack.

1998-12-06

Hugo Chávez Frías, Venezuelan military and politician, is elected President of Venezuela.

1999-05-07

In Guinea-Bissau, President João Bernardo Vieira is ousted in a military coup.

1999-05-08

Nancy Mace becomes the first female cadet to graduate from The Citadel military college.

1999-05-29

Olusegun Obasanjo takes office as President of Nigeria, the first elected and civilian head of state in Nigeria after 16 years of military rule.

2000-05-02

President Bill Clinton announces that accurate GPS access would no longer be restricted to the United States military.

2000-08-12

The Oscar class submarine K-141 Kursk of the Russian Navy explodes and sinks in the Barents Sea during a military exercise.

2000-11-07

The U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration discovers one of the country's largest LSD labs inside a converted military missile silo in Wamego, Kansas.

2001-10-02

NATO backs US military strikes, following 9/11.

2001-11-13

War on Terrorism: In the first such act since World War II, US President George W. Bush signs an executive order allowing military tribunals against foreigners suspected of connections to terrorist acts or planned acts on the United States.

2002-02-22

Angolan political and rebel leader Jonas Savimbi is killed in a military ambush.

2002-04-12

Pedro Carmona becomes interim President of Venezuela during the military coup against Hugo Chávez.

2002-04-14

Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez returns to office two days after being ousted and arrested by the country's military.

2002-05-03

A military MiG-21 aircraft crashes into the Bank of Rajasthan in India, killing eight.

2002-07-22

Israel assassinates Salah Shahade, the Commander-in-Chief of Hamas's military arm, the Izz ad-Din al-Qassam Brigades, along with 14 civilians.

2004-03-31

In Fallujah, Iraq, 4 American private military contractors working for Blackwater USA, are killed and their bodies mutilated after being ambushed.

2005-03-14

Cedar Revolution, where over one and a million Lebanese went into the streets of Beirut to demonstrate against the Syrian military presence in Lebanon, and against the government, following the assassination of Prime Minister Rafik Hariri.

2005-04-26

Under international pressure, Syria withdraws the last of its 14,000 troop military garrison in Lebanon, ending its 29-year military domination of that country.

2005-05-14

The former USS America (CV-66), a decommissioned supercarrier of the United States Navy, is deliberately sunk in the Atlantic Ocean after four weeks of live-fire exercises. She is the largest ship ever to be disposed of as a target in a military exercise.

2005-08-03

President Maaouya Ould Sid'Ahmed Taya of Mauritania is overthrown in a military coup while attending the funeral of King Fahd in Saudi Arabia.

2005-08-19

The first-ever joint military exercise between Russia and China, called Peace Mission 2005 begins.

2005-11-06

The military junta of Myanmar (Burma) begins moving its government ministries from Yangon to Pyinmana.

2006-02-24

President of the Philippines Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo declares Proclamation 1017 placing the country in a state of emergency in attempt to subdue possible military coup.

2006-03-26

The military junta ruling Burma officially named Naypyidaw, a new city in Mandalay Division, as the new capital. Yangon had formerly been the nation's capital.

2006-06-29

Hamdan v. Rumsfeld: The U.S. Supreme Court rules that President George W. Bush's plan to try Guantanamo Bay detainees in military tribunals violates U.S. and international law.

2006-09-19

The Thai military stages a coup in Bangkok. The Constitution is revoked and martial law is declared.

2007-06-27

The Brazilian Military Police invades the favelas of Complexo do Alemão in an episode which is remembered as the Complexo do Alemão massacre.

2007-09-05

Three terrorists suspected to be a part of Al-Qaeda are arrested in Germany after allegedly planning attacks on both the Frankfurt International airport and US military installations.

2007-09-10

Former Prime Minister of Pakistan Nawaz Sharif returns to Pakistan after seven years in exile, following a military coup in October 1999.

2007-10-02

President Roh Moo-hyun of South Korea walks across the Military Demarcation Line into North Korea on his way to the second Inter-Korean Summit with North Korean leader Kim Jong Il.

2008-08-06

A military junta led by Mohamed Ould Abdel Aziz stages a coup d'etat in Mauritania, overthrowing president Sidi Ould Cheikh Abdallahi

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.

2009-09-28

The military junta leading Guinea, headed by Captain Moussa Dadis Camara, sexually assaulted, killed and wounded protesters during a protest rally in a stadium called Stade du 28 Septembre.

2009-11-05

US Army Major Nidal Malik Hasan (US Army Medical Corps) killed 13 and wounded 43 at Fort Hood, Texas in the largest mass shooting ever at a US military installation.

2010-12-22

The repeal of the Don't Ask Don't Tell policy, the 17-year-old policy banning on homosexuals serving openly in the United States military, was signed into law by President Barack Obama.

2011-02-11

Egyptian Revolution culminates in the resignation of Hosni Mubarak and the transfer of power to the Supreme Military Council after 18 days of protests.

2012-10-04

Turkey's parliament approves cross-border military operations in Syria

2012-10-07

13 people are killed after a Sudanese military aeroplane crashes near Khartoum

2012-10-08

35 people are killed by a Nigerian military bomb struck a convoy in Maiduguri

2012-10-18

Syrian military airstrikes kill 40 people in Maaret al-Numan

2012-11-05

50 Syrian military personnel are killed by a suicide car bomb in Hama

2012-11-09

An Algerian C-295 military transport plane crashes near Avignon, France, killing 6 people

2013-01-01

13 FARC members are killed by an airstrike by the Colombian military

2013-01-01

13 Boko Harem members are killed by Nigeria's military in Maiduguri

2013-01-20

Austria votes to maintain compulsory military service in a referendum

2013-02-13

16 Muslim insurgents are killed in an attack on a Narathiwat military base, Thailand

2013-03-24

17 soldiers are killed by a suicide bomber at a military checkpoint in North Waziristan, Pakistan

2013-04-21

185 people are killed in a conflict between Islamic extremists and the Nigerian military

2013-07-03

Egypt's president, Mohammed Morsi, is deposed by the military with Adly Mansour appointed interim president

2013-08-17

18 people are killed in conflict between Boko Harem and Nigerian military

2013-09-20

Greenpeace ship Artic Sunrise is boarded by Russian military

2013-09-21

6 people are killed in military and insurgent conflict in Zamboanga City, Philippines

2013-10-22

22 security force personal are killed in attacks on military checkpoints in Anbar Province, Iraq

2014-02-11

77 people are killed after a military transport plan crashes in Algeria

2014-04-01

NATO suspends all practical civilian and military cooperation with Russia

2015-12-28

Iraq military retakes Ramadi

2016-03-01

NATO chief says concerned about Russian military build-up in Syria

2016-03-04

North Korea leader orders military to be ready to use nuclear weapons at any time

2016-04-15

China Blasts New US-Philippine Military Cooperation

2016-04-15

China says enhanced US-Philippine military ties invoke 'Cold War mentality'

2016-05-14

US sees China boosting military presence after island-building spree

2016-05-15

Beijing blasts Pentagon report on Chinese military as damaging trust

2016-05-20

Egypt's Sisi orders civil aviation ministry, military, to locate EgyptAir plane debris

2016-07-16

Total of 1563 military personnel arrested after Turkish coup attempt: official

2016-09-15

US, Israel sign $38 billion military aid package

2016-10-09

Turkish military says 31 Islamic State militants killed in northern Syria

2016-10-13

US military strikes Yemen after missile attacks on US Navy ship

2016-12-18

Indonesian C-130 Military Plane Crashes in Papua, Killing 13

2016-12-25

Russian Military Plane With 92 Aboard Crashes Into Black Sea

2017-02-28

Trump seeks 'historic' increase of 9 percent in military budget

2017-03-04

China to increase military spending by 7% in 2017

2017-04-08

President Trump launches military strike in Syria

2017-04-15

North Korea rolls out heavy artillery in giant military parade

2017-05-14

US military confirms North Korea fired missile

2017-06-06

US State Dept approves $1.4 billion in military sales to Saudi

2017-07-27

LGBT outrage over Trump ban on transgender military service

2017-08-12

Trump says he's considering military response to Venezuela

2017-08-29

Top US, S.Korean military officers pledge tough response to N.Korea missile launch

2017-09-07

China military holds drills in waters near Korean Peninsula

2017-09-08

Trump says hopes to avoid use of military action on North Korea

2017-09-27

Trump says US 'totally prepared' for military option in North Korea

2017-11-21

Zimbabwe's Mugabe faces impeachment after military takeover

2018-03-04

China says its increasingly powerful military is no threat

2018-03-20

US, South Korea announce annual military exercises to begin on April 1

2018-04-04

Trump wants US military to secure border until wall is built

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Military - Notable Birthdays

Alexander the GreatJul 20, -356

Pompey the GreatSep 29, -106

Julius CaesarJul 13, -100

Henry Ossian FlipperMar 21, 1856

Military - Birthdays
Date Event
356

Alexander the Great, Pella Macedon, Macedonian king and military leader, (d. 323 BC)

106

Pompey the Great [Gnaeus Pompeius Magnus], Roman political and military leader (1st Triumvirate and Consul), (d. 48 BC)

100

Julius Caesar, Rome, Roman military and political leader, (d. 44 BC), (or July 12)

BC
AD
1328-06-25

William Montacute, 2nd Earl of Salisbury, English military leader (d. 1397)

1395-03-18

John Holland, 2nd Duke of Exeter, English military leader (d. 1447)

1404-03-25

John Beaufort, 1st Duke of Somerset, English military leader (d. 1444)

1545-02-24

Don John of Austria, Spanish military leader (d. 1578)

1547-02-24

Jan of Austria, Spanish military man/land guardian of the Netherland

1554-03-26

Charles of Lorraine, Duke of Mayenne, French military leader (d. 1611)

1582-10-21

Johan Ernst earl of Nassau-Siegen, military/son of Johan VII

1583-03-03

Edward Herbert of Cherbury, English military/philosopher

1599-09-20

Christian the Younger, German Protestant military leader (d. 1623)

1608-09-03

Pieter Stockmans, Flemish chairman of military

1663-10-18

Prince Eugene of Savoy, Paris France, famous military commander for the Habsburg Monarchy against the Ottomans and the French

1670-08-21

James FitzJames, 1st Duke of Berwick, French military leader (d. 1734)

1671-01-11

François-Marie, 1st duc de Broglie, French military leader (d. 1745)

1712-02-28

Louis-Joseph de Montcalm, French military commander (d. 1759)

1713-10-07

Granville Elliott, British military officer (d. 1759)

1714-07-16

Marc René, marquis de Montalembert, French military engineer (d. 1800)

1717-08-13

Louis François I, Prince of Conti, French military leader (d. 1776)

1721-01-21

James Murray, British military officer, governor of Quebec (d. 1794)

1725-03-17

Lachlan McIntosh, Scottish-born American military and political leader (d. 1806)

1737-06-20

Tokugawa Ieharu, Japanese military (d. 1786)

1743-12-29

Alexander van Bylandt, Dutch military officer

1752-11-19

George Rogers Clark, frontier military leader in Revolutionary War

1771-06-05

Willem F, count of Bylandt, Dutch military officer

1773-03-16

Juan Ramón Balcarce, Argentine military leader and politician (d. 1836)

1783-07-24

Simón Bolívar, Caracas, Venezuela, political and military leader (freed 6 Latin American republics from Spanish rule), (d. 1830)

1795-11-26

Cornelis P J Elout, Dutch military/resident of West Sumatra

1796-02-20

Eduard W van Dam van Isselt, Dutch military/liberal politician

1797-04-30

Andreas V Michiels, Dutch military governor of West-Sumatra

1800-07-19

Juan José Flores, military and first president of Ecuador (d. 1864)

1803-08-25

Luís Alves de Lima e Silva, the Duque de Caxias, Brazilian military leader

1808-09-06

Abd al-Qadir, Algerian political and military leader (d. 1883)

1811-11-21

Zeng Guofan, Chinese military (d. 1872)

1815-07-28

Stefan Dunjov, Banat Bulgarian military figure (d. 1889)

1815-07-30

Thomas Jackson Rodman, Salem Indiana, Bvt Brigadier General (Union volunteers) was an American military inventor of the rodman gun and perforated-cake gunpowder

1826-07-24

Ivan Bloch, Polish military theorist and peace activist (d. 1902)

1835-05-31

Hijikata Toshizō, Japanese military leader (d. 1869)

1851-10-02

Ferdinand Foch, France, Allied military commander and hero during WW I

1853-01-16

Gen Sir Ian Hamilton, British military commander (d. 1947)

1855-01-15

Jacques Damala, Greek military officer and actor (d. 1889)

1856-03-21

Henry Ossian Flipper, Thomasville, Georgia, American soldier, former slave and first African American to graduate from the United States Military Academy at West Point in 1877

1856-10-15

R G Nivelle, French military man

1859-12-28

John W Fortescue, military historian

1863-03-12

Gabriele D'Annunzio, Italy, writer/military hero (Intruder)

1872-05-01

Sidónio Pais, Portuguese military and politician (d. 1918)

1873-01-11

John Callan O'Laughlin, American political and military figure and journalist (d. 1949)

1874-11-04

Aleksandr Vasilevich Kolchak, Russian military commander (d. 1920)

1882-10-02

Boris Shaposhnikov, Russian military commander (d. 1945)

1884-02-12

Johan Laidoner, Estonian military commander (d. 1953)

1884-08-26

William Slade, His Military Figure

1884-10-08

Walther von Reichenau, German military officer (d. 1942)

1885-02-02

Nadezhda Borskaya, Military Secret

1886-03-26

Hugh Mulzac, America military officer (d. 1971)

1887-01-01

Wilhelm Canaris, German admiral/head German military intelligence

1887-11-24

Erich von Manstein, German military commander (d. 1973)

1892-02-14

Radola Gajda, Czech military commander (d. 1948)

1895-10-31

Basil H Liddell Heart, English military historian/publicist

1896-08-17

Leslie Groves, American military engineer (d. 1970)

1896-09-10

Ye Ting, Chinese military leader (d. 1946)

1901-08-26

Chen Yi, Chinese communist military commander and politician (d. 1972)

1902-08-01

Hendrik J Kruls, Neth, general/chief military authority (1944-46)

1903-01-27

Otto P. Weyland, American military figure (d. 1979)

1908-06-24

Alfons Rebane, Estonian military officer (d. 1976)

1908-08-01

Harry Lindberg, Asa Nisse in Military Uniform

1910-04-02

Paul Triquet, Canadian military officer (d. 1980)

1912-02-03

Eddie Hall, Military Training

1914-02-13

Earl Cadogan, British large landowner (Military Cross)

1915-03-31

Shoichi Yokoi, Japanese military man (d. 1997)

1915-05-30

Jerome Bert Weisner, military scientist/disarmer

1917-02-04

Aga Yahya Khan, Pakistan military/politician

1920-09-22

Anders Lassen, Danish military officer (d. 1945)

1923-03-24

Edna Jo Hunter, expert on military families & prisoners of war

1931-03-29

Norman Tebbit, Military Marvels

1936-09-25

Edward Jones, UK military rep to NATO

1940-01-05

General Sir Michael Rose, UK military officer, prominent in Bosnia

1942-06-28

Martin Thembisile Hani, Cofimvaba, Transkei, Chief of Staff of Umkhonto we Sizwe, military arm of the ANC

1944-03-18

Amnon Lipkin-Shahak, Israeli military leader and politician, (d. 2012)

1944-04-08

Anthony Farrar Hockley, military historian

1944-12-23

Wesley Clark, American military officer

1945-06-15

Lawrence Wilkerson, American retired military officer

1947-01-02

Kálmán Furkó, Military-tours

1947-04-04

Ralph Friedgen, 2010 Military Bowl

1955-08-02

Caleb Carr, American novelist and military historian

1960-08-10

Todd David Hess, First USAF Member inducted into Army's Order of Military Medical Merit.

1965-10-12

Scott O'Grady, American military officer

1968-04-19

Craig McNeil, American writer, lawyer, and military officer

1971-11-20

Joey Galloway, 2014 Military Bowl

1972-07-21

Dennis Military man, soccer player (Sparta/Vitesse)

1973-01-17

Robert Loehr, Military Academy

1974-04-10

Eric Greitens, American former military officer

1976-02-06

Duygu Sipahi, The Chaos Class in the Military

1976-10-05

Ceyhun Yilmaz, The Chaos Class in the Military

1977-07-18

Ahu Selin Ay, The Chaos Class in the Military

1978-01-05

Sabrina Harman, American military figure and accused torturer

1978-04-04

Duran Uruç, The Chaos Class in the Military

1978-04-14

Ayça Ertürk, The Chaos Class in the Military

1978-07-05

Asli Masalci, The Chaos Class in the Military

1980-07-15

Marija Veljkovic, Military Academy 2

1981-01-24

Bilal Çatalçekiç, The Chaos Class in the Military

1983-06-21

Güner Ulusoy, The Chaos Class in the Military

1986-05-20

Isaac Deitz, Joe Nichols: My Military Diary

1990-03-22

Davin Meggett, 2010 Military Bowl

1992-11-15

Nikko Dayton, The Military Ball

Military - Notable Weddings

George MarshallFeb 11, 1902

Eva Peron-DuarteOct 22, 1945

Military - Weddings
Date Event
1902-02-11

US military leader George Marshall (22) weds Elizabeth Carter Coles in San Antonio, Texas

1929-10-12

US military leader George Marshall (48) weds Katherine Tupper

1945-10-22

Argentine military officer and politician Juan Peron (50) weds Eva Peron (26) on a civil ceremony in Junin

1945-10-22

Actress Eva Peron-Duarte (26) weds military officer Juan Perón (50)

Military - Notable Deaths

Julius CaesarMar 15, -44

Henry Ossian FlipperMay 3, 1940

Military - Deaths
Date Event
44

Julius Caesar, Roman military and political figure, is stabbed to death at 55

BC
AD
1226-03-07

William de Longespee, 3rd Earl of Salisbury, English military leader

1360-02-26

Roger Mortimer, 2nd Earl of March, English military leader (b. 1328)

1376-01-24

Richard FitzAlan, 10th Earl of Arundel, English military leader

1397-06-03

William Montacute, 2nd Earl of Salisbury, English military leader (b. 1328)

1397-09-21

Richard FitzAlan, 11th Earl of Arundel, English military leader (executed) (b. 1346)

1415-10-13

Thomas FitzAlan, 12th Earl of Arundel, English military leader (b. 1381)

1424-12-31

Thomas Beaufort, 1st Duke of Exeter, English military leader

1428-11-03

Thomas Montacute, 4th Earl of Salisbury, English military leader (mortally wounded in battle) (b. 1388)

1435-06-12

John FitzAlan, 14th Earl of Arundel, English military leader (b. 1408)

1439-04-30

Richard de Beauchamp, 13th Earl of Warwick, English military leader (b. 1382)

1444-05-27

John Beaufort, 1st Duke of Somerset, English military leader (b. 1404)

1450-05-02

William de la Pole, 1st Duke of Suffolk, English military leader (b. 1396)

1453-07-17

John Talbot, 1st Earl of Shrewsbury, English military leader

1456-05-24

Ambroise de Loré, French military commander (b. 1396)

1460-07-10

Humphrey Stafford, 1st Duke of Buckingham, English military leader (b. 1402)

1471-05-04

Edmund Beaufort, 4th Duke of Somerset, English military commander (executed)

1472-07-05

Charles of Artois, Count of Eu, French military leader (b. 1394)

1489-04-06

Hans Waldmann, Swiss military/mayor (Zurich), beheaded

1527-05-06

Karel van Bourbon, military governor (Lombardije), dies at 37

1528-08-15

Odet de Foix, Vicomte de Lautrec, French military leader (b. 1485)

1531-07-17

Hosokawa Takakuni, Japanese military commander (b. 1484)

1557-06-15

Sebastiaan Van Noyen, military master builder, dies

1563-03-24

Hosokawa Harumoto, Japanese military leader (b. 1514)

1564-01-04

Hosokawa Ujitsuna, Japanese military commander (b. 1514)

1567-04-18

Wilhelm von Grumbach, German military man, dies at 63

1578-10-01

Don John of Austria, Spanish military leader, dies at 31

1581-01-22

Seerp Galama, Dutch nobleman/military/politician, dies at 52

1582-06-23

Shimizu Muneharu, Japanese military leader (b. 1537)

1604-08-03

Bernardino de Mendoza, Spanish military commander

1611-10-03

Charles of Lorraine, Duke of Mayenne, French military leader (b. 1554)

1620-10-07

Stanisław Żółkiewski, Polish military leader (b. 1547)

1621-09-24

Jan Karol Chodkiewicz, Polish military commander (b. 1560)

1623-06-16

Christian, Duke of Brunswick-Lüneburg-Wolfenbüttel, German Protestant military leader (b. 1599)

1629-10-03

Giorgi Saakadze, Georgian military leader (b. 1570)

1630-01-13

Yuan Chonghuan, Chinese military commander (b. 1584)

1648-08-20

Edward Herbert of Cherbury, English military/philosopher, dies at 65

1685-02-24

Charles Howard, 1st Earl of Carlisle, English politician and military leader (b. 1629)

1696-08-02

Robert Campbell of Glenlyon, Scottish military commander (b. 1630)

1716-06-09

Banda Bahadur, Sikh military commander (executed)

1718-01-17

Captain Benjamin Church, Plymouth Colony settler and military leader

1740-12-20

Richard Boyle, 2nd Viscount Shannon, English military officer and statesman (b. 1675)

1745-05-22

François-Marie, 1st duc de Broglie, French military leader (b. 1671)

1748-03-14

George Wade, British military leader (b. 1673)

1759-10-10

Granville Elliott, British military officer (b. 1713)

1765-12-16

Peter Frederick Haldimand, Swiss military officer and surveyor

1773-10-26

Amédée-François Frézier, French military engineer and explorer (b. 1682)

1776-08-02

Louis François I, Prince of Conti, French military leader (b. 1717)

1782-01-04

Ange-Jacques Gabriel, French architect (Ecole Military), dies at 83

1794-06-18

James Murray, British military officer and administrator (b. 1721)

1799-05-04

Tipu Sultan, Indian military leader killed during Battle of Seringapatam (b. 1750)

1800-03-29

Marc René, marquis de Montalembert, French military engineer and writer (b. 1714)

1800-06-14

Louis Charles Antoine Desaix, French military leader (b. 1768)

1802-09-26

Baron Jurij Vega, Slovenian mathematician and military officer (b. 1754)

1806-02-20

Lachlan McIntosh, Scottish-born American military and political leader (b. 1725)

1818-02-13

George Rogers Clark, American military leader (b. 1752)

1819-05-16

Alexander van Bylandt, military, dies at 75

1821-06-17

Martín Miguel de Güemes Argentine military leader (b. 1785)

1826-02-25

Piotr A von der Pahlen, military governor of St Petersburg, dies at 60

1836-11-12

Juan Ramón Balcarce, Argentine military leader and politician (b. 1773)

1843-02-15

Theodoros Kolokotronis, Greek military figure (b. 1770)

1843-09-03

Cornelis PJ Elout, military/pres of West Sumatra, dies at 47

1855-10-25

Willem F earl van Bylandt, military, dies at 84

1864-09-04

John Hunt Morgan, American Confederate military leader (b. 1825)

1865-07-25

"James Barry", military surgeon, first womanin Great Britain to become a qualified medical doctor

1871-06-07

Thomas Jackson Rodman, American military inventor of the rodman gun and perforated-cake gunpowder, dies on duty at 54

1887-12-09

Mahmadu Lamine, Senegalese marabout and military leader

1889-06-18

Jacques Damala, Greek military officer and actor (b. 1855)

1889-08-29

Stefan Dunjov, Banat Bulgarian military figure (b. 1815)

1898-04-15

Kepa Te Rangihiwinui, Maori military leader

1899-07-21

Robert G. Ingersoll, American politician and military officer (b. 1833)

1916-05-27

Joseph S Gallieni, General/military governor of Paris, dies

1920-02-07

Aleksandr Vasilevich Kolchak, Russian military commander (b. 1874)

1920-06-13

Essad Pasja, Albanian military man/minister, murdered at peace confer

1930-10-05

Christopher Birdwood Thomson, 1st Baron Thomson, British military officer (b. 1875)

1938-09-03

Bart de Ligt, anti military theologist, dies at 77

1938-11-09

Vasily Blyukher, Soviet military commander (b.1889)

1940-05-03

Henry Ossian Flipper, American soldier, former slave and first African American to graduate from the United States Military Academy at West Point, dies at 84

1940-12-05

Mordechai Frizis, Jewish Greek military officer (b. 1893)

1943-01-01

Colonel Andrew Summers Rowan, U.S. military officer who gave "a message to Garcia" (b. 1857)

1946-08-29

J E Feenstra, Nazi military police commandant, executed

1948-04-15

Radola Gajda, Czech military commander and politician (d. 1892)

1949-03-14

John Callan O'Laughlin, American political and military figure and journalist (b. 1873)

1950-05-08

William Slade, His Military Figure

1951-06-08

Eugène Fiset, French Canadian military officer and politician (b. 1874)

1958-07-27

Claire Chennault, American military leader (b. 1893)

1960-06-29

Harry Lindberg, Asa Nisse in Military Uniform

1961-03-16

Chen Geng, Chinese military leader (b. 1903)

1969-07-19

Pavel I Apostolov, Russian military bandmaster, dies

1970-01-29

Basil H Liddell Hart, English military historian, dies at 74

1972-01-06

Chen Yi, Chinese military commander and politician (b. 1901)

1973-06-09

Erich von Manstein, German military commander (b. 1887)

1975-08-15

Mujibur Rahiman, Pakistani sheik, killed in a military coup at 53

1976-03-08

Alfons Rebane, Estonian military commander (b. 1908)

1976-05-01

Alexandros Panagoulis, Greek poet who fought the military junta in Greece (b. 1939)

1976-05-11

J Anaya, Bolivian military/ambassador to France, murdered

1976-07-13

Joachim Peiper, German military leader (SS, by assassination; b. 1915)

1977-12-05

Aleksandr Vasilevsky, Soviet military commander (b. 1895)

1979-09-02

Otto P. Weyland, American military figure (b. 1903)

1980-08-08

Aga Yahya Khan, Pakistan military/politician, dies at 63

1982-01-05

Sir Edmund Herring, Australian military commander, Lieutenant Governor of Victoria (b. 1892)

1984-12-11

Ragnar Frisk, Asa Nisse in Military Uniform

1985-07-10

Fernando Pereira, military activist, murdered

1991-11-13

Hanson Baldwin, US military historian, dies at 88

1992-06-29

Pierre Billotte, French military man (IIGM), dies

1994-08-02

Bhagwatpersad Ausan, commandant Suriname military police, dies at 38

1994-10-21

Jerome Bert Weisner, military Scientist/Disarmer, dies at 79

1996-04-23

Jean-Victor Allard, Canadian military officer (b. 1913)

1996-08-27

Alexander Lanusse, military president of Argentina (1971-73), dies

1996-09-13

Cesar Mendoza, general of Military junta of Chile (1973-85), dies

1997-04-13

Dorothy Frooks, American author and military figure (b. 1896)

2001-09-09

Ahmed Shah Massoud, Afghani military leader (b. 1953)

2004-03-20

Pierre Sévigny, Canadian military officer and politician (b. 1917)

2005-05-04

David Hackworth, U.S. Army officer and military journalist (b. 1930)

2005-07-18

William Westmoreland, American military officer (b. 1914)

2007-01-06

Roberta Wohlstetter, military historian and strategist (b. 1912)

2007-01-24

Emiliano Mercado del Toro, World's Oldest Military Veteran (b. 1891)

2007-05-12

Mullah Dadullah Akhund, Taliban military leader (b. 1966?)

2010-01-25

Ali Hasan al-Majid aka Chemical Ali, Iraqi defense minister and military commander (b. 1941)

2010-03-30

Martin Sandberger, German military officer (b. 1911)

2010-04-16

Rasim Delic, Bosnian military chief of staff and war criminal (b. 1949)

2010-11-06

Jo Myong-Rok, North Korean military official (b. 1928)

2012-12-19

Amnon Lipkin-Shahak, Israeli military leader, dies from cancer at 68

2016-07-08

MEHWAR: President Ghani's Military Advisor Anwari Dies aged 60

2018-01-11

Anna Mae Hays, the US military's first female general, dies aged 94


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