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Guadalcanal - Historical Events
Date Event
1942-08-07

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

1942-08-09

Vice-Adm Mikawa lands at Guadalcanal, Solomon Island

1942-08-23

1st US flights to land on Guadalcanal

1942-09-12

Battle of Edson's Ridge begins at Guadalcanal

1942-09-13

Battle of Edson's Ridge (2nd Japanese assault) at Guadalcanal

1942-09-14

Battle of Edson's Ridge (Japanese assault) at Guadalcanal

1942-09-15

US aircraft carrier Wasp torpedoed at Guadalcanal

1942-09-30

Admiral Nimitz's B-17 finds Guadalcanal using National Geographic map

1942-10-08

Fight at Matanikau, Guadalcanal (John Hersey-Into the Valley)

1942-10-11

-Oct 12] Sea battle at Cape Esperance Guadalcanal

1942-10-14

Japanese battleship strikes Henderson Field, Guadalcanal

1942-10-25

Battle of Henderson Field Guadalcanal begins

1942-10-26

Second day of Battle of Henderson Field, Guadalcanal

1942-11-12

In World War II, battle of Guadalcanal began

1942-11-13

Chaotic "sea battle of Friday the 13th" at Guadalcanal

1942-11-14

-Nov 15th) Japanese/US sea battle at Savo-Island in Guadalcanal)

1942-11-30

-Dec 1st: Sea battle at Tassafaronga, Guadalcanal

1943-01-13

US infantry captures Galloping Horse Ridge, Guadalcanal

1943-01-23

Japanese Mount Austen on Guadalcanal captured

1943-01-29

New Zealand cruiser Kiwi collides with Japanese submarine I-1 at Guadalcanal

1943-02-09

Japanese troops evacuate Guadalcanal, ends epic WWII battle on the Solomon Islands in the Pacific

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Guadalcanal - Birthdays
Date Event
1890-9-30

Lewis Seiler, Guadalcanal Diary

1904-12-24

Herbert D Riley, US vice-admiral (WW II, Guadalcanal, Okinawa)

1910-07-04

Francis D Foley, US lt adm (WW II, Guadalcanal)

1916-11-28

Richard Tregaskis, Guadalcanal Diary

1956-12-16

Taka Guadalcanal, Zatoichi

1986-08-13

Brynn Loosemore, Guadalcanal/Leckie

Guadalcanal - Deaths
Date Event
1942-11-13

Daniel J Callaghan, US spy (at Guadalcanal), dies

1942-11-13

Norman Scott, US admiral (at Guadalcanal), dies

1964-01-08

Lewis Seiler, Guadalcanal Diary


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