Monday, October 25, 2010

This Day In History Is Amazing

When you stop and think of all the battles that fall on October 25th. Wow!

1415 - Battle of Agincourt Not ringing a bell? Try Henry V -
you know......St. Crispian's Day.

1812 - The U.S. frigate United States captured the British vessel Macedonian during the War of 1812. Great pics and details on the Naval History & Heritage Command FaceBook page. Like them while you are there.

1854 - The Battle of Balaclava in the Crimean War - You know......The Charge of the Light Brigade.

1944 - We were in the midst of the Battle of Leyte Gulf. An excellent post on this is SteelJaw scribe's offering last year. BZ Taffy 3! I rounded up a few links last year on the 65th anniversary.

1962 - a battle of a different sort -
US Ambassador Adlai Stevenson presented pictures of Soviet-built missile bases in Cuba to the UN Security Council. Stevenson challenged the Soviet ambassador to deny the evidence in front of what he called "the court of world opinion." Stevenson added, "I am prepared to wait for my answer until hell freezes over, if that's your decision."


1983 - Operation Urgent Fury

Of Medals of Honor awarded for actions taken on this day, I would offer two.

"Manila John" Basilone, USMC for actions October 24th &25th 1942 at the Battle of Guadalcanal
Commander Ernest Evans for actions October 25, 1944 in the Battle of Leyte Gulf

5 comments:

Anonymous said...

I think it already was discussed.

ewok40k said...

also, "dugout day" on the Guadalcanal with visits from bombers, destroyers and finally ground assault all courtesy of armed forces of the Empire of Japan

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Michael said...

What an awesome blog! This makes me very proud to be an American. You posted our Tussing 3rd graders singing "Thank You, Soldiers" way back in April, and I wondered if you'd be so kind as to check out our new song, "Home of the Brave" and repost it on the blog if you see fit? This is a song that celebrates all that is RIGHT in our great country! http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pZAVzNlwxvw

BostonMaggie said...

Good idea Michael!