1660 – Richard Savage was born. 1686-1681 – He entered Parliament as member for Wigan and procured a commission in the Horseguards under Sarsfield. 1698 – He served with distinction in the Williamite war in Ireland and in the Netherlands. and was made Major General. 1694 – He succeeded his father as 4th Earl Rivers. 1702 ..
1794 – Born on February 21st in Jalapa, Mexico. Mexican army officer and statesman who was the storm centre of Mexico’s politics during such events as the Texan revolt and the Mexican War. 1821 – He supported Agustín de Iturbide and the war for Mexican independence. 1823 – He helped overthrow Iturbide. 1828 – He ..
1940 – Born in Carlsbad, New Mexico on the 1st of November. 1965 -He was severely wounded in the knee by a feces-covered punji stick while leading a patrol in the Central Highlands of Vietnam, southeast of Pleiku in May. 1966 – Sadler recorded song. The "Ballad of the Green Berets" was picked up ..
1138 – He was born on this year into a Kurdish, family in Tirkit. 1169 – He eventually succeeded the defeated faction and his uncle as vizier in this year. 1170 – He retreated from an invasion of the Kingdom of Jerusalem on this year. 1171 – He had the imams pronounce ..
1918 – Born on the 25th of December in Mit Abu al-Kum, al-Minufiyah, Egypt. 1938 – He graduated from the Royal Military Academy in Cairo. – He was appointed in the Signal Corps. 1952 – Along with his fellow Free Officers, he participated in the Revolution of 52′ which overthrew King Farouk I. When ..
1760 – Born on the 10th of May in Lons-le-Saunier. – Rouget de Lisle entered the army as an engineer and attained the rank of captain. 1792 – The song that has immortalised him, the Marseillaise, was composed at Strasbourg, where Rouget de Lisle was quartered in April. 1797 – His Essais en ..
1889 – Born on October 10th in Oyster Bay, New York. The second son of President Theodore Roosevelt. 1912 – Graduated from Harvard University 1914 – Married to Belle Wyatt Willard on June 10th. 1939 – He served the British Army for three years. 1943 – He committed suicide on June 4th in Fort Richardson, ..
1900 – Born on March 12th in Tunja, Colombia. A professional soldier and dictator of Colombia whose corrupt and authoritarian regime converted his nationwide popularity into united national hostility. 1920 – Graduated from the Colombian Military Academy. 1924-1933 – Rojas Pinilla earned a civil engineering degree in the United States while on inactive military status. ..
1837 – Born on the 2nd of May in Robertville, South Carolina. 1857 – Graduating fourth in his class at West Point. 1867 – 1871 – Served as Engineer of the Army’s Division of the Pacific. 1876 – He is most famous for his Pocket Manual of Rules of Order for Deliberative Assemblies — a ..
1820 – He was born in Lancaster, Pennsylvania on the 20th day of September. 1837 – He was nominated to the United States Military Academy by Senator James Buchanan, a family friend. 1841 – He graduated 26th of 50 cadets in the class. 1842 – He was assigned to St. Augustine, Florida, ..