1867 – Born in Brussels on the 21st of January. 1887 – He was admitted to the École Spéciale Militaire de Saint Cyr, under the name of "Maxime de Nimal", as a foreign cadet. Successfully graduating, he was posted to a cavalry regiment. 1914 – Weygand passed the war as a Staff Officer. ..
1745 – He was born Anthony Wayne on the 1st day of January this year in East town Township, Pennsylvania in Chester County, near present-day Paoli, Pennsylvania. He was educated as a surveyor at his uncle’s private academy in Philadelphia. 1774 – He became a leader in Chester County and served in the Pennsylvania ..
1741 – Dr. Joseph Warren, born on the 11th of June in Roxbury, Massachusetts. He was an American doctor and soldier, remembered for playing a leading role in American Patriot organizations in Boston and for his death as a volunteer private soldier while also serving as chief executive of the revolutionary Massachusetts government. 1759 – ..
1270 – Sir William Wallace, born in Elderslie, near Paisley in Renfrewshire, although it has been suggested that his birthplace was closer to Rowlands Gill, an alternative name for Derwent Park, near Hurlford and Kilmarnock in Ayrshire. He was a knight and Scottish patriot who led a resistance to the English occupation of Scotland during ..
1673 – George Wade, born in Kilavally, Westmeath, Ireland. He was a British military commander. 1690 – Joined the British Army. 1692 – Served the Flanders, earning a promotion to Captain. 1702 – 1713 – He first served under Marlborough. 1702 – He was promoted to major and lieutenant colonel. 1704 – He was on ..
1883 – He was born on the 23rd of August at Fort Walla Walla, Washington. 1901 – He graduated high school at Highland Park High School. 1906 – He graduated at United States Military Academy (West Point) 1916 – He was promoted to a Captain. 1917 – He was on the ..
1832 – Born on the 28th of February at Berlin, Germany. 1853 – He entered the German army at the age of 20. 1866 – He participated in the Austro-Prussian War. 1870 – He also participated in Franco-Prussian War. – Became military attaché at Paris and aide-de-camp to King ..
1817 – Born in Charlestown, Massachusetts. 1831 – Wainwright was commissioned in the United States Navy on the 11th of May. 1841-1857 – Wainwright served in the Coast Survey and on the Navy’s Home Station. 1860 – He cruised in Merrimack on special service. 1861 – On the 25th of April, he performed gallant service ..
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1919 – Born on August 25th in Buffalo, New York. American army officer. 1941 – Lt. Col. Matt Urban began his active duty Army service on July 2nd when he reported to the 60th Infantry Regiment, 9th Infantry Division, then at Fort Bragg, North Carolina. 1944 – He served with this regiment during six campaigns ..