Monthly Archives: October 2013

October 31 This day during the War of 1812

October 31, 1803 – The Second Battle of Tripoli Harbor was a naval action during a naval blockade which took place in Tripoli Harbor in 1804. The battle is part of the First Barbary War between forces of the United … Continue reading

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October 31 This day during the Mexican American War

October 31, 1847 – The Bombardment of Punta Sombrero was an American naval bombardment in response to a Mexican attack on a United States Navy warship which occurred during the Mexican-American War on October 31, 1847. Following the Battle of … Continue reading

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October 31 This day during the American Civil War

October 31, 1864 – The Capture of Plymouth was a battle of the American Civil War, fought in October 1864. Following the sinking of CSS Albemarle during a commando raid led by Lieutenant William B. Cushing, Union naval forces attacked … Continue reading

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October 31 This day during Pontiac’s Rebellion

October 31, 1763 – Siege of Fort Detroit was an ultimately unsuccessful attempt by North American Indians to capture Fort Detroit during Pontiac’s Rebellion. The siege was led primarily by Pontiac, an Odawa chief and military leader. Fort Detroit had … Continue reading

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October 31  This Day During World War l

October 31, 1914 – The Battle of the Vistula River was a Russian victory against the German Empire and Austria-Hungary on the Eastern Front during the First World War. When the Austro-Hungarian Army was being driven from Galicia in the … Continue reading

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October 31  This Day During World War l

October 31, 1914 – The Battle of the Yser was a battle which took place in October 1914 between the towns on Nieuwpoort and Diksmuide along a 35 kilometres (22 mi) long stretch of the Yser river and Yperlee canal … Continue reading

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October 31  This Day During World War l

October 31, 1918 – The Battle of Megiddo also known in Turkish as the Nablus Hezimeti (“Rout of Nablus”), the Nablus Yarması (“Breakthrough at Nablus”) was fought between 19 and 25 September 1918, on the Plain of Sharon, in front … Continue reading

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