Battle of Signal Hill

Battle of Signal Hill

On June 27, 1762, during the Seven Year’s War, St. John’s found itself under attack by French forces under the command of the Comte d’Haussonville. After successfully capturing St. John’s d’Haussonville based his forces around Signal Hill. To retake the settlement...
1916 Seventh Battle of the Isonzo

1916 Seventh Battle of the Isonzo

Italy’s entrance into the Great War on May 23, 1915, had opened up a new front stretching 600 kilometers—most of them mountainous—along Italy’s much-contested border with Austria-Hungary in the Trentino region. Upon declaring war, the relatively ill-equipped Italian...
1847 Halls of Montezuma

1847 Halls of Montezuma

The Mexican-American War began with a dispute over the U.S. government’s 1845 annexation of Texas. In January 1846, President James K. Polk, a strong advocate of westward expansion, ordered General Zachary Taylor to occupy disputed territory between the Nueces and Rio...
Oh say can you see?

Oh say can you see?

1814 – Francis Scott Key composes the lyrics to “The Star-Spangled Banner” after witnessing the massive British bombardment of Fort McHenry in Maryland during the War of 1812. Francis Scott Key was born on August 1, 1779, in Frederick County, Maryland, to a wealthy...
Ninja Turtles – Sub power

Ninja Turtles – Sub power

1624 – 1st submarine tested (London) The concept of a submarine has roots deep in antiquity. The first known military use occurred during the siege of Syracuse (about 413 BC), where divers were used to clear obstructions according to the History of the...
Battle of Edson’s Ridge

Battle of Edson’s Ridge

1942 – The Battle of Edson’s Ridge, also known as the Battle of the Bloody Ridge, Battle of Raiders Ridge, and Battle of the Ridge, a land battle of the Pacific campaign of World War II between Imperial Japanese Army and Allied (mainly United States Marine Corps)...