Monthly Archives: February 2013

February 28, This day during the Mexican American War

February 28, 1847 – The Battle of the Sacramento River took place on February 28, 1847 during the Mexican–American War. About twenty-five miles north of Chihuahua, Mexico at the river Sacramento, American forces numbering less than 1,000 men defeated a … Continue reading

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February 29, This Day during the World War l

February 29, 1916 – The Action of 29 February 1916 was a naval battle fought during the First World War between the United Kingdom and the German Empire. A German commerce raider broke out into the North Sea and in … Continue reading

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February 29 This day during the Queen Anne’s War (1702–1713)

February 29, 1704 –  The Raid on Deerfield occurred during Queen Anne’s War on February 29 when French and Native American forces under the command of Jean-Baptiste Hertel de Rouville attacked the English frontier settlement at Deerfield, Massachusetts, just before … Continue reading

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February 28, This day during the World War ll

February 28, 1944 – The Narva Offensive was a campaign fought between the German army detachment “Narwa” and the Soviet Leningrad Front for the strategically important Narva Isthmus. At the time of the operation, Stalin was personally interested in taking … Continue reading

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February 28, This day during the World War ll

February 28, 1942 – In the Dutch East Indies, Allied cruisers USS Houston and HMAS Perth were ordered to sail through Sunda Strait to Tjilatjap, where they would participate in the Battle of Sunda Strait, and USS Houston would sink … Continue reading

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February 28, This day during the World War ll

February 28, 1942 – Operation Biting, also known as the Bruneval Raid, was the codename given to a British Combined Operations raid on a German radar installation in Bruneval, France that occurred between 27–28 February 1942 during World War II. … Continue reading

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February 28, This day during the World War ll

February 28, 1940 – The Battle of Salla was fought between Finnish and Soviet troops near Salla in northern Finland during the Winter War. The Soviets had orders to advance through Salla to Kemijärvi and Sodankylä, and from there to … Continue reading

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