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Offensive - Notable Historical Events

George McClellanJan 26, 1862

Franco Mar 20, 1937

Erwin RommelMar 26, 1942

Karl DönitzMay 5, 1945

Ho Chi MinhJan 1, 1950

Fidel CastroMay 24, 1958

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Offensive - Historical Events
Date Event
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.

1579-01-07

England signs an offensive & defensive alliance with Netherland

1862-01-26

Lincoln issues General War Order #1, calling for a Union offensive, General George McClellan ignores order

1900-07-16

Russia launch an offensive against the Chinese in Manchuria

1914-08-21

French offensive in the Ardennen/Sambre

1914-08-25

-26] Belgian offensive at Antwerp

1914-09-09

-12] Belgian offensive from Antwerp

1914-10-30

Allied offensive at Ypres (Belgium), aka 'Wipers', begins

1914-12-16

French offensive in Artois (Pétain)

1915-04-05

French begin Woëvre-offensive

1915-06-20

German offensive in Argonnes

1915-07-15

The Austro-German forces launch an offensive along the Eastern Front

1915-07-17

Italian offensive at Isonzo

1915-10-11

Bulgarian anti Serbian offensive begins

1915-10-18

3rd Italians offensive at Isonzo

1916-01-05

Austria-Hungary offensive against Montenegro

1916-01-10

Russian offensive in Kaukasus

1916-06-04

General Aleksei Brusilov begins a massive Russian offensive on the Eastern Front (WWI)

1916-07-02

Russian offensive in Armenia

1916-07-11

Germany launches final offensive in the Battle of Verdun

1916-08-17

Bulgarian offensive in Macedonia

1916-11-13

British offensive at Ancre, Belgium

1918-03-21

-28] During WW I Germany launches Somme offensive

1918-07-18

US & French forces launch Aisne-Marne offensive in WW I

1918-08-20

Britain opens offensive on Western front during WW I

1918-08-29

Bapaume taken by Australian Corps and Canadian Corps in the Hundred Days Offensive

1920-06-06

Gen Wrangel opens offensive against red Army

1937-03-20

Franco offensive at Guadalajara, Spain

1937-07-05

Republican offensive by Brunete in Spain

1937-08-24

Republican offensive near Belchite, Spain

1938-07-25

Revolutionary offensive of Ebro Spain (Hollander Piet)

1939-08-20

Russian offensive under General Zjoekov against Japanese invasion in Mongolia

1939-12-22

Finnish counter offensive at Petsamo

1939-12-23

Finnish counter offensive at Summa

1940-01-05

Finnish offensive at Suomossalmi against Russia

1940-02-01

Russia begins new offensive against Finland

1940-06-05

Gen Von Bock starts German offensive in Somme

1940-12-07

North Africa: British counter offensive under general O'Connor

1940-12-09

British assault on Banghazi Libya: 1st major offensive in North Africa

1940-12-10

British anti-offensive in Libya (Sidi Barrani)

1941-01-03

Italian counter offensive in Albania

1941-01-19

British offensive in Eritrea

1941-03-30

German counter offensive in North-Africa

1941-11-27

USSR begins a counter offensive, causes Germany to retreat

1941-12-05

Russian anti offensive in Moscow drives out nazi army

1942-03-26

German offensive in North Africa under General Erwin Rommel

1942-05-08

German summer offensive opens in Crimea

1942-06-05

British offensive in North Africa under General Ritchie

1942-07-04

US air offensive against nazi-Germany begins

1942-08-07

1st American offensive in Pacific in WW2, Guadalcanal, Solomon Is

1942-08-08

Russian anti-offensive of Voronezh under marshal Timosjenko

1942-08-26

Russian counter offensive begins in Moscow

1942-09-23

Russian counter offensive at Stalingrad

1942-10-23

During WW II, Britain launches major offensive at El Alamein, Egypt

1942-10-25

3rd day of battle at El Alamein: British offensive

1942-10-28

6th day battle at El Alamein: British offensive under Montgomery

1942-11-11

-12] last German offensive in Stalingrad

1942-11-19

Russia launches winter offensive against Germans along Don front

1942-11-20

Soviet army offensive during WWII, 1 million Russians breach German lines

1942-12-12

German offensive in South Western Stalingrad

1943-01-10

Russian offensive against German 6th/4th Armies near Stalingrad

1943-01-13

Russian offensive at Don under general Golikov

1943-02-14

German offensive through de Faid-pass Tunisia

1943-02-21

German offensive at Western Dorsalgebergte Tunisia

1943-04-06

British offensive at Wadi Akarit, South-Tunisia

1943-04-23

British & US offensive directed at Tunis/Bizerta

1943-04-28

German-Italian counter offensive in North-Africa

1943-07-12

Russian offensive at Orel

1943-10-30

Soviet forces under Fyodor Ivanovich Tolbukhin commenced offensive on the 4th Ukranian Front

1944-01-14

Soviet army begins offensive at Oranienbaum/Wolchow

1944-03-07

Japans begins offensive in Burma

1944-05-05

Russian offensive against Sebastopol, Crimea

1944-05-10

Chinese offensive in West-Yunnan

1944-05-23

Chinese counter offensive at Hunan front

1944-06-09

Russian offensive in Carelia

1944-06-23

Russian offensive in central front sector

1944-07-07

Heavy Japanese counter offensive on Saipan

1944-07-20

Heavy storm hampers British offensive at Caen

1944-07-26

US offensive at St-Lo/2nd Armour div occupies St Gilles

1944-08-07

Canada/Polish offensive direction Falaise: Total Cooperation

1944-08-10

US/French offensive at Alencon

1944-08-14

Operation Tractable: new Canadian offensive

1944-08-14

Russian offensive at Weichsel

1944-08-20

Russian offensive at Jassy & Kisjinev

1944-08-31

Allied offensive at "Gothen-linie" Italy

1944-10-09

Canadian offensive in West-Zeeuws-Flanders

1945-01-12

The Soviets begin a large offensive against the Nazis in Eastern Europe

1945-04-19

US offensive against Shuri-barrier on Okinawa

1945-04-26

World War II: Battle of Bautzen - last successful German tank-offensive of the war and last noteworthy victory of the Wehrmacht.

1945-05-05

World War II: Admiral Karl Dönitz, leader of Germany after Hitler's death, orders all U-boats to cease offensive operations and return to their bases.

1945-05-14

US offensive on Okinawa, Sugar Loaf conquered

1948-10-18

Operation 10 Plagues - Israeli offensive against Egyptian army

1950-01-01

Ho Chi Minh begins offensive against French troops in Indo China

1950-07-19

French/Vietnamese offensive against Viet Minh

1950-09-16

Viet Minh-offensive against French bases in Vietnam

1950-11-06

Chinese offensive halts at Chongchon River, North Korea

1951-01-16

Viet Minh offensive against Hanoi

1951-01-25

UN begins counter offensive in Korea

1951-03-20

Indonesian army offensive against Darul Islam on Java

1951-05-19

UN begins counter offensive in Korea

1952-02-19

French offensive at Hanoi

1952-03-18

Communist offensive in Korea

1952-10-08

Chinese offensive in Korea

1953-04-14

Viet-Minh offensive in Laos

1953-07-14

Communist offensive in Korea

1957-06-16

French offensive in Algeria

1957-08-03

British offensive against imam Galeb Ben Ali of Oman

1958-05-24

Cuban President Batista opens offensive against Fidel Castro's rebellion

1965-05-30

Viet Cong offensive against US base Da Nang, begins

1967-02-23

US troops begin largest offensive of Vietnam War

1967-08-09

Biafran offensive against Nigerian army

1967-09-19

Nigeria begins offensive against Biafra

1968-01-30

Vietcong launches Tet offensive on US embassy in Saigon

1968-01-31

Viet Cong Tet offensive begins

1970-06-29

US ends 2 month military offensive into Cambodia

1970-09-17

Jordan launches offensive against guerrilla army

1973-01-15

Pres Nixon suspends all US offensive action in N Vietnam

1973-10-12

Israeli counter offensive in southern Syria

1973-10-27

Alabama sets offensive record (828 yds), beats Virginia Tech 77-6

1975-02-02

Army offensive against rebels in Eritrea

1978-02-07

Ethiopian offensive in Ogaden desert

1978-03-15

-21] operation Litani: Israeli offensive in South Lebanon

1979-08-23

Iranian army opens offensive against Kurds

1979-11-03

Marocco offensive against Polisario

1981-01-10

El Salvador guerrilla group FMLN opens "general offensive"

1981-11-20

El Salvador guerrilla group FMLN opens "limited offensive"

1981-11-29

Major Iranian offensive mounted on central front

1982-03-22

Iran offensive against Iraq

1982-04-30

Iranian offensive in Khusistan

1982-08-14

Iran "Ramadan-offensive" in Iraq

1984-03-02

Iran offensive against Iraq fails

1984-04-20

Russian offensive in Panshirvallei Afghanistan

1985-11-17

NY Jets best offensive production beating Tampa Bay 62-28

1986-02-11

Iran begins Fajr-8 offensive against Iraq

1986-12-24

Iran offensive against Iraqi islands of Shatt al-Arab

1987-05-26

Great offensive against Tamil-rebellion in Jaffra Sri Lanka

1992-10-15

Charles Taylor launches an offensive against Monrovia Liberia

1993-07-25

Israeli offensive against terrorist bases in South Lebanon

1998-02-28

Kosovo War: Serbian police begin the offensive against the Kosovo Liberation Army in Kosovo.

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.

2014-11-04

Ukraine's President Petro Poroshenko orderes army reinforcements to key southern and eastern cities in case of a new rebel offensive in the regions

2016-09-23

Syrian army announces start of a new major offensive in Aleppo

2016-10-17

Iraq launches Mosul offensive to drive out Islamic State

2017-02-19

Iraq Starts Offensive to Retake Western Mosul From ISIS

2017-02-19

Iraqi planes drop leaflets on west Mosul to say offensive is imminent

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Offensive - Birthdays
Date Event
1930-06-21

Mike McCormack, NFL offensive tackle (NY Yankees, Cleveland, Phila)

1934-10-05

Ken Taylor, Our Man in Tehran/Iran's Charm Offensive

1940-05-04

Dick Curl, Chester Pa, offensive coordinator coach (Barcelona Dragons)

1947-03-19

Vince Martino, Schenectady NY, WLAF offensive asst (Barcelona Dragons)

1950-08-29

Mark McHale, WLAF offensive line coach (Amsterdam Admirals)

1951-06-12

Dean Unruh, Riverton Wyoming, WLAF offensive line coach (Rhein Fire)

1956-01-27

Fred Quillan, Portland Oregon, WLAF offensive coach (Frankfurt Galaxy)

1962-06-11

Michael Kenny, WLAF offensive assistant (Scottish Claymores)

1962-10-27

Thomas Balou Martin, Counter-Strike: Global Offensive

1963-08-23

Blaine Schmidt, CFL offensive linebacker (Hamilton Tiger Cats)

1965-01-04

John Jackson, NFL offensive tackle (Pittsburgh Steelers)

1965-08-24

Vince Alcalde, WLAF offensive assistant (Scottish Claymores)

1966-04-22

Glenn Parker, NFL offensive tackle (Buffalo Bills, KC Chiefs)

1966-09-28

Scott Adams, NFL offensive linesman (Chic Bears)

1967-05-01

Bill Schultz, NFL/WLAF offensive tackle (Den Broncos, Scot Claymores)

1967-06-24

Olaf Hampel, WLAF offensive linebacker (Frankfurt Galaxy, Rhein Fire)

1968-01-03

Thomas Rayam, CFL offensive linebacker (Edmonton Eskimos)

1968-07-13

Kai Bjorn, CFL offensive linebacker (Montreal Alouettes)

1968-08-16

Eric Jonassen, offensive linesman (Arizona Cardinals)

1968-08-18

Justin Strzelczyk, NFL guard/offensive tackle (Pittsburgh Steelers)

1968-10-31

Russ McCullough, WLAF offensive linebacker (Frankfurt Galaxy)

1969-03-11

John Fina, NFL offensive tackle (Buffalo Bills)

1969-12-21

Leon Searcy, NFL offensive tackle (Pittsburgh Steelers, Jackson Jaguars)

1970-10-30

Stefan Gamlin, WLAF offensive linebacker (Frankfurt Galaxy)

1970-11-26

Mark Dixon, CFL offensive linebacker (Montreal Alouettes)

1970-12-27

Steve Hoyem, WLAF offensive tackle (Rhein Fire)

1971-01-30

Derek Allen, NFL/WLAF offensive linebacker (NY Giants, Rhein Fire)

1971-03-01

Tim Prinsen, CFL offensive linebacker (Hamilton Tiger Cats)

1971-05-07

Jose Munoz, WLAF offensive tackle (Rhein Fire)

1971-05-18

Ben Coleman, guard/offensive tackle (Jacksonville Jaguars)

1971-06-25

Mike Sutherland, CFL offensive linebacker (Montreal Alouettes)

1971-10-10

Corey Louchiey, NFL offensive tackle (Buffalo Bills)

1971-12-30

Steve Hardin, NFL/WLAF offensive tackle (Ind Colts, Rhein Fire)

1972-01-17

Rohn Meyer, CFL offensive linebacker (Calgary Stampeders)

1972-02-15

Lance Scott, NFL offensive linesman (Arizona Cardinals)

1972-02-29

Mark Farraway, CFL offensive linebacker (Edmonton Eskimos)

1972-03-28

Derek West, offensive tackle (Indianapolis Colts)

1972-04-05

Shigemasa Ito, WLAF offensive linebacker (Rhein Fire)

1972-04-17

Tony Boselli, NFL offensive tackle (Jacksonville Jaguars)

1972-06-09

Steven Salter, CFL offensive linebacker (Toronto Argonauts)

1972-07-23

Seth Dittman, NFL offensive tackle (Indianapolis Colt, London Monarchs)

1972-10-05

Derek Sholdice, CFL offensive linebacker (Edmonton Eskimos)

1972-10-12

Jeroen Egge, WLAF offensive linesman (Amsterdam Admirals)

1972-12-04

Jude St John, CFL offensive linebacker (Hamilton Tiger Cats)

1973-03-11

Mike Mihelic, CFL offensive tackle (Winnipeg Blue Bombers)

1973-03-23

Rob Lazeo, CFL offensive tackle (Saskatchewan Roughriders)

1973-04-04

Ryan Coughlin, CFL offensive linebacker (Montreal Alouettes)

1973-04-05

Spencer Folau, NFL/WLAF offensive tackle (Balt Ravens, Rhein Fire)

1973-04-17

Gene Makowsky, CFL offensive linebacker (Saskatchewan Roughriders)

1973-05-11

Patrick Sapp, NFL offensive linebacker (San Diego Chargers)

1973-05-22

Leslie Ratliffe, WLAF offensive tackle (Rhein Fire)

1973-06-08

Michael Sheldon, NFL offensive tackle (Buffalo Bills)

1973-06-22

Benjamin Fairbrother, CFL offensive tackle (Saskatchewan Roughriders)

1973-08-17

Paul Wiggins, offensive linebacker (Pittsburgh Steelers)

1973-08-30

Jimmy Herndon, offensive tackle (Chicago Bears)

1973-12-20

Barry Stokes, WLAF offensive linesman (Rhein Fire)

1974-01-09

Jamain Stephens, NFL offensive tackle (Pittsburgh Steelers)

1974-01-17

Marcus Spriggs, offensive tackle (Buffalo Bills)

1974-01-25

Adam Meadows, offensive tackle (Indianapolis Colts)

1974-02-02

J R Conrad, offensive tackle/guard (NY Jets)

1974-08-31

Jeremy O'day, CFL offensive linebacker (Toronto Argonauts)

1975-06-03

Jamie Nails, offensive tackle (Buffalo Bills)

1975-09-24

Kyle Turley, former National Football League offensive lineman

1976-05-25

Tarik Glenn, offensive tackle (Indianapolis Colts)

1977-09-15

Leander Jordan, National Football League offensive lineman

1979-09-23

Bryant McKinnie, Woodbury, NJ, NFL Offensive Tackle (Minnesota Vikings)

Offensive - Deaths
Date Event
2015-10-15

Ken Taylor, Our Man in Tehran/Iran's Charm Offensive


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