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Today in Military History

August 19



1745:

Jacobite Rising, Prince Charles Edward Stuart lands from a French warship in Glenfinnan, raises his standard, and marches on London - the start of the second Jacobite Rebellion, known as "the 45".


1812:

War of 1812: American frigate USS CONSTITUTION defeats the British frigate HMS GUERRIERE off the coast of Nova Scotia. The British shot is said to have bounced off CONSTITUTION's sides, earning her the nickname "Old Ironsides".


1914:

Kaiser's alleged order for the destruction of "General French's contemptible little army."


1915:

British forces total 3,825,000 including Colonial troops


1942:

DIEPPE


1942:

VC won by A/Capt John Weir Foote, ED, DD, Canadian Chaplain Services attached to The Royal Hamilton Light Infantry, Dieppe, France


1942:

VC won by Lt. Col. Charles Cecil Merritt, The South Saskatchewan Regiment, Dieppe, France


1942:

World War II: Operation Jubilee - The 2nd Canadian Infantry Division leads an allied forces amphibious assault on Dieppe, France.


1945:

Indochina Conflict: Viet Minh led by Ho Chi Minh take power in Hanoi, Vietnam


1981:

First Gulf of Sidra Incident: Two Libyan Su-22 fighters engaged two US F-14 Tomcats off the Libyan coast. The Libyan fighters were destroyed by the F-14's.




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