March 9

Discussion in 'Military History' started by W.G.Ewald, Mar 15, 2012.

  1. W.G.Ewald

    W.G.Ewald Defence Professionals/ DFI member of 2 Defence Professionals

    Joined:
    Sep 28, 2011
    Messages:
    14,140
    Likes Received:
    8,528
    Location:
    North Carolina, USA
    9 March:

    1230
    Bulgarian tsar Ivan Asen II defeats Theodore of Epirus in the Battle of Klokotnitsa.

    1811
    Paraguayan forces defeat Manuel Belgrano at the Battle of Tacuarí.

    1847
    Mexican-American War: The first large-scale amphibious assault in U.S. history is launched in the Siege of Veracruz.

    1862
    American Civil War: The USS Monitor and CSS Virginia fight to a draw in the Battle of Hampton Roads, the first battle between two ironclad warships.

    1896
    Prime Minister Francesco Crispi resigns following the Italian defeat at the Battle of Adowa.

    1916
    Pancho Villa leads nearly 500 Mexican raiders in an attack against Columbus, New Mexico.

    1925
    Pink's War: The first Royal Air Force operation conducted independently of the British Army or Royal Navy begins.

    1944
    World War II: Japanese troops counter-attack American forces on Hill 700 in Bougainville in a battle that would last five days.

    1944
    The Soviet Air Forces conduct heavy bombing on Tallinn, Estonia, killing up to 800 people, mostly civilians

    1945
    The Bombing of Tokyo by the United States Army Air Forces begins, one of the most destructive bombing raids in history.

    1956
    Soviet military suppresses mass demonstrations in the Georgian SSR, reacting to Nikita Khrushchev's de-Stalinization policy.

    1961
    Soviet satellite Sputnik 9 successfully launches.

    1990
    Dr. Antonia Novello is sworn in as Surgeon General of the United States, becoming the first female and Hispanic American to serve in that position.

    2011
    Space Shuttle Discovery makes its final landing after 39 flights.
     
    pmaitra likes this.
  2.  
  3. PumpkinTravler

    PumpkinTravler New Member

    Joined:
    Mar 7, 2012
    Messages:
    15
    Likes Received:
    3
    Thanks for all this information. I will individually check out about each event that you mentioned here because i am really into such kind of historical events. Thanks again.
     
  4. pmaitra

    pmaitra Moderator Moderator

    Joined:
    Mar 10, 2009
    Messages:
    31,663
    Likes Received:
    17,161
    Location:
    EST, USA
    PumpkinTravler,

    Not sure whether you have introduced yourself here: Introductions & Greetings

    If you haven't please do.

    In any case, welcome to DFI.
     

Share This Page