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Today in Military History

August 22



1485:

The Battle of Bosworth Field decisively ends the War of the Roses.


1642:

Charles I calls the English Parliament traitors. Beginning of the English Civil War.


1775:

King George III declares the American colonies to be in open rebellion.


1798:

French troops land in Ireland to aid the Irish Rebellion.


1864:

Twelve nations sign the First Geneva Convention. The International Red Cross is formed.


1875:

The Treaty of St. Petersburg between Japan and Russia is ratified. Japan ceded Sakhalin to Russia in exchange for the Kuril Islands.


1910:

Japan annexes Korea.


1914:

In Belgium, British and German troops meet in battle for the first time in World War I.


1916:

Lloyd-George announces 35 Zeppelins destroyed by the Allies


1941:

German troops reach Leningrad, leading to the siege of Leningrad.


1942:

Brazil declares war on the Axis powers (Germany, Italy and Japan)




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