On This Day: July 14th

On July 14th 1969 the ‘Football War’ broke out, the conflict began after El Salvador beat Honduras in a 1970 FIFA World Cup qualifier. The match started a riot which culminated in the war mainly due to underlying tensions between the two latin countries, the causes of the war were economic in nature, namely concerning…

On This Day: June 13th

On the 13th June 1917 Germany carried out their worst raid on London during World War I. The raid was carried out by Gotha G bombers, they were heavy bombers  used by the Luftstreitkrafte (Imperial German Air Service) during World War I. The raid resulted in 162 deaths, including 46 children, and another 432 injuries.

On This Day: May 29th

The 29th of May in 1918 was the date that the Battle of Sardarabad ended, the battle was between Armenia and the Ottoman’s with the Armenian’s being victorious.¬† The battle is currently seen as not only stopping the Ottoman advance into the rest of Armenia but also preventing the complete destruction of the Armenian nation….

On This Day: May 28th

On the 28th of May in 1588 the Spanish Armada, with 130 ships and 30,000 men set sail from Lisbon heading for the English Channel. The strategic aim from the Spanish was to overthrow Queen Elizabeth I of England and the Tudor establishment of Protestantism in England, with the expectation that this would put a…

On This Day: May 19th

On May 19th 1991 Croatia voted to become independent from Yugoslavia. The independence was declared on 25th of June 1991. Throughout this year Croatia was at war with Serbia over Croatian independence. Serbia had wanted to create a Serbian controlled Yugoslav state, this would include parts of Croatia and Bosnia. Bosnia’s independence was also at…

On This Day: May 14th

On the 14th of May 1948 Israel had their independence declared officially from the British Empire as it was part of Mandatory Palestine,which was won by Britain from the Ottomans. It declared the creation of a jewish state, Israel, it was created in place of British Palestine. They had a number of potential resolutions including…

On This Day: April 25th

On the 25th of April in 404 BC the 27 year Peloponnesian War came to an end. The war was fought between the Athenian Empire and Sparta and its Peloponnesian League, other notable participants in the war were Thebes and Persia. The war ended after Lysander led the Persian funded Spartan navy to victory against…

On This Day: April 23rd

In 1660 a treaty was signed between Sweden, the Polish-Lithuanian Commonwealth, the Habsburgs and Brandenburg-Prussia. The treaty made peace which ended the Second Northern War that lasted from 1655-60, the war was primarily between the Swedish Empire and the Polish-Lithuanian Commonwealth, the Brandenburg-Prussians aided teh Swedish and the Habsburg’s aided the Polish. The war wasn’t…

On This Day: April 5th

April 5th marked the start of one of many nasty conflicts in the nineteenth-century, this one took place in western South America and was known as the ‘War of the Pacific’, it was sometimes called the Saltpeter War also. The war was fought between Chile and the alliance of Bolivia and Peru. It raged in…