20 1944 - WWII: Adolf Hitler is wounded in an assassination attempt
by German Army officers.
20 1950 - Korean War: The U.S. Army’s Task Force Smith is pushed
back by superior forces.
21 1861 - Civil War: In the first major battle of the War,
Confederate forces defeat the Union Army along Bull Run near
Manassas Junction, Virginia. The battle becomes known as Manassas by
the Confederates, while the Union calls it Bull Run.
21 1944 - WWII: U.S. Army and Marine forces land on Guam in the
21 1954 - Vietnam: The French sign an armistice with the Viet Minh
that ends the war but divides Vietnam into two countries.
22 1775 - Revolutionary War: George Washington took command of the
Jul 22 1814 - Five Indian tribes in Ohio make peace with the United
States and declare war on Britain.
22 1966 - Vietnam: B-52 bombers hit the DMZ between North and South
Vietnam for the first time.
Month of Sept.
Sep 01 1864 –
Civil War: Confederate troops abandoned Atlanta in the face of
continuing attacks by federals under General W.S. Sherman .
Sep 01 1939 - WW II: Nazi Germany attacks
Poland beginning the war in Europe.
Sep 01 1950 - Korean War: 13 North Korean
divisions open assault on UN lines.
1982 - The United
States Air Force Space Command is founded.
Sep 01 1983
- Cold War: Korean Boeing 747 strays into Siberia & is shot down
by a Soviet jet. All 269 on board are killed, including United
States Congressman Lawrence McDonald.
1898 – Machine
gun first used in battle.
Sep 02 1864 - Civil War: Union forces
enter Atlanta, Georgia a day after the Confederate defenders
flee the city.
Sep 02 1945 - WWII:
V-J Day. Combat ends in the
Pacific Theater: The final official surrender of Japan is
accepted aboard the battleship USS Missouri in Tokyo Bay.
Sep 02 1958
- Cold war: United States Air Force C-130A-II is shot down by
fighters over Yerevan, Armenia when it strays into Soviet
airspace while conducting a SIGINT mission. All crew lost.
Sep 03 1783 - Revolutionary War: The war
ends with the signing of the Treaty of Paris by the United
States and the Kingdom of Great Britain. America is officially
free from Britain.
1855 - Indian Wars: In Nebraska, 700 soldiers under American
General William S. Harney avenge the Grattan Massacre by
attacking a Sioux village, killing 100 men, women, and
1916 - WWI: Allies turned back Germans in WW I's Battle of Verdun.
1941 - WWII: 1st use of Zyclon-B gas in Auschwitz (on Russian prisoners
Sep 03 1943
– WWII: The allied invasion of Italy began.
1862 - Civil War:
Gen Lee invades North with 50,000 Confederate troops.
Sep 04 1886 - Indian Wars: after
almost 30 years of fighting, Apache leader Geronimo
surrenders with his remaining warriors to General Nelson
Miles in Arizona ending last major US-Indian war.
1918 - WWI: U.S. troops land in Archangel, Russia, stay 10 months.
Sep 04 1940 - WW II: A German
submarine makes the first attack against a United States
ship (the USS Greer).
1967 - Vietnam: Operation Swift begins. U.S. Marines engage
the North Vietnamese in battle in the Que Son Valley.
1914 - WWI: Battle of Marne begins. Germans chase out Russians.
1939 - WWII: FDR declares US neutrality at start of WW II in Europe.
1943 - WWII: Gen Eisenhower announced unconditional surrender of Italy in
1945 - Cold War: United States troops arrive to partition
the southern part of Korea in response to Soviet troops
occupying the northern part of the peninsula a month
Sep 09 1914 - WWI: Battle of Marne. German advance stalls, Paris
Sep 09 1942 - WWII: 1st bombing on
continental U.S. soil. A Japanese floatplane drops an
incendiary bomb on Mount Emily Oregon.
1776 - Revolutionary
War: George Washington asks for a spy volunteer,
Nathan Hale volunteers.
Sep 10 1813
- War of 1812: Battle of Lake Erie. U.S. Naval Captain
Oliver Hazard Perry defeats a British flotilla.
1919 - Latin America
Interventions: Honduras. U.S. Marines land during
1941 - WWII: FDR orders any Axis ship found in American waters be shot on
1965 - Vietnam:
The 1st Cavalry Division of the United States Army
arrives in country.
2001 - Terrorists hijack two passenger planes crashing them into
New York's World Trade Towers causing the collapse of both &
death of 2,752 people. Sep 11
2001 - Terrorists hijack a passenger plane and crash it into the
Pentagon causing the death of 125 people.
1814 - War of 1812:
Battle of North Point is fought near Baltimore.
1847 - Mexican-American War: The Battle of Chapultepec begins.