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Calendar of Important Dates

Jan - Feb - Mar - Apr - May - Jun - Jul - Aug - Sep - Oct - Nov - Dec

 

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January 

1st

 

New Years Day

 

1st

 

1951 Chinese push UN forces south of the 38th parallel - Korean War

 

1st

 

1863 Emancipation Proclamation

 

8th

 

1967 Operation Cedar Falls - Vietnam War

 

14th

 

1972 The 173rd Airborne Brigade was de-activated

 

* 3rd Monday

Martin Luuther King Jr. Day

 

17th

1991 Operation Desert Storm - Gulf War

 

* 20th

Inauguration Day

 

20th

 

1968 Battle of Khe Sanh - Vietnam War

 

22nd

 

1944 Anzio invasion - WWII

 

25th

 

1951 Operation Thunderbolt - Korean War

 

25th

2002 The 173rd 2/503 Battalion was re-activated

 

27th

1973 Treaty of Paris was signed - Vietnam War

 

27th

 

1943 First U.S. Air Raid on Germany

 

31st

1865 The 13th Amendment was approved to abolish slavery

 

February

 

1st

 

National Freedom Day

 

1st

 

1944 1st Battle of Monte Cassino

 

2nd

 

1848 Treaty of Guadalupe - War with Mexico

 

3rd

 

"Four Chaplains Day" in honor of WWII heroes

 

4th

 

1899 Philippine War started

 

* 12th

Abraham Lincoln´s birthday

 

14th

 

1966 Rochester adopts the 173rd Airborne

 

14

 

Week - National Salute Hospitalized Veterans

 

15th

 

1898 USS Maine sunk - Spanish American War

 

* 3rd Monday

Presidents Day

 

19th

 

1945 The Battle of Iwo Jima - WWII

 

22nd

 

1967 The 1st 173rd parachute assault in Vietnam

 

* 22nd

George Washington´s Birthday

 

23rd

 

1945 First flag raising on Iwo Jima at 10:20AM - WWII

 

23rd

 

1945 Iwo Jima 2nd flag raising at 02:30 PM - WWII

 

24th

 

1991 Desert Storm ground assault - Gulf War

 

26th

 

1991 Marines retook Kuwait Embassy

 

27th

 

1942 Battle of Java Sea -WWII

 

28th

 

1991 Kuwait liberated - Persian Gulf War

 

March

 

2nd

 

1991 UN and Iraq agreed to cease fire - Gulf War

 

3rd

 

1931 Star Spangled Banner became the National Anthem

 

5th

 

1770 Boston Massacre prior to the Revolutionary War

 

8th

 

1965 First Marine Units land in Vietnam

 

16th

 

1802 U.S. Military Academy established

 

19th

 

2003 Operation Iraqi Freedom

 

26th

 

1963 The 173rd was activated at Okinawa, Japan

 

29th

 

1973 The last U.S. troops left Vietnam

 

April

 

1st

 

1945 Invasion of Okinawa, Japan - WWII

 

6th

 

1917 America enters WWI

 

6th

 

1991 Iraq accepts cease fire - Persian Gulf War

 

6th

 

Army Day

 

8th

 

1865 Lee surrenders - Civil War

 

10th

 

1942 Bataan Death March - WWII

 

11th

 

1783 Congress declares War end with Britain

 

11th

 

1991 Cease Fire takes effect - Gulf War

 

12th

 

1861 Attack on Fort Sumter started the Civil War

 

14th

 

1865 Lincoln was Assassinated

 

16th

 

1953 Battle of Pork Chop Hill - Korean War

 

18th

 

1942 Doolittle raid on Japan - WWII

 

18th

 

1865 Johnston surrenders ending fighting - Civil War

 

19th

 

1775 Start of the Revolutionary War

 

21st

 

1898 War with Spain

 

27th

 

1805 First U.S. Flag raised over foreign soil

 

28th

 

1945 Hitler committed suicide

 

29th

 

1975 Operation Frequent Wind - Vietnam War

 

30th

 

1975 Saigon falls - Vietnam

 

May

 

1st

 

Loyalty Day/Law Day

 

2nd

 

1975 U.S. Navy departs from Vietnamese waters

 

4th

 

1942 Battle of Coral Sea - WWII

 

4th

 

1994 Operation Restore Hope - Somalia

 

5th

 

1965 173rd 1st combat unit in Vietnam

 

5th

 

1945 Last Merchant ship sunk by U Boat

 

6th

 

1942 Battle of Coral Sea

 

* 2nd Sunday

Mother´s Day

 

7th

 

1915 Sinking of the Lusitania prior to WWI

 

7th

 

1945 Germany surrenders - WWII

 

8th

 

1945 VE Day (Victory in Europe)

 

10th

 

1969 Battle of Hamburger Hill - Vietnam War

 

12th

 

1846 U.S. declares war with Mexico

 

13th

 

1908 The Navy Nurse Corps established

 

** 15th

Peace Officers Memorial Day

 

* 3rd Saturday

Armed Forces Day

 

22nd

 

National Maritime Day

 

23rd

 

1944 Breakout at Anzio

 

25th

 

1787 Constitutional Convention started

 

27th

 

2004 Dedication of WWII Memorial

 

30th

 

1838 Memorial Day was designated

 

** Last Monday

Memorial Day observed (flag at half-staff till noon)

 

JUNE

 

1st

 

1918 Battle for Belleau - WWI

 

4th

 

1942 Battle of Midway - WWII

 

6th

 

1944 Operation Overlord, D Day - WWII

 

10th

 

1951 Battle for Punchbowl - Korean War

 

12th

 

1775 Merchant Marines established

 

12th

 

2000 173rd re-activated in Vicenza, Italy

 

12th

 

1948 Women Authorized in Marine Corps

 

* 14th

Flag Day

 

14th

 

1775 U.S. Army established

 

15th

 

1944 Landing at Saipan

 

3rd Sunday

 

Fathers Day

 

17th

 

1775 Battle of Bunker Hill - Revolutionary War

 

18th

 

1812 War of 1812 with Great Britain

 

19th

 

1944 Marianas Turkey Shoot - WWII

 

24th

 

1948 Berlin Air Lift

 

** 25th

1950 North Korea invades South Korea

 

25th

 

1995 Idea born for Soldiers Field Veterans Memorial

 

25th

 

2000 Soldiers Field Veterans Memorial Dedicated

 

26th

 

1918 Marines captured Belleau-Wood - WWI

 

July

 

1st

 

1863 Battle of Gettysburg - Civil War

 

2nd

 

1926 U.S. Army Air Corps established

 

* 4th

1776 Independence Day

 

4th

 

1902 End of Philippines War

 

5th

 

1950 First U.S. ground action - Korean War

 

10th

 

1951 Korean peace talks begin

 

16th

 

1995 Start of S.E. MN Veterans Memorial committee

 

17th

 

1952 Battle at Old Baldy - Korean War

 

21st

 

1861 First battle at Bull Run - Civil War

 

24th

 

1944 Landing at Tinian

 

26th

 

1948 De-segregation of Armed Forces

 

** 27th

1953 Korean Armistice signed

 

28th

 

1914 Austria-Hungary declares War on Serbia starting WWI

 

AUGUST

 

1st

 

1914 Germany declares war on Russia - WWI

 

1st

 

Air Force Day

 

2nd

 

1990 Iraq invades Kuwait - Persian Gulf War

 

3rd

 

1914 Germany declares war on France - WWI

 

4th

 

1790 U.S. Coast Guard established

 

4th

 

1950 Established Pusan permieter - Korean War

 

4th

 

1914 Germany invades Belgium - WWI

 

4th

 

1814 British invade Washington, DC

 

6th

 

1945 Atom bomb dropped on Hiroshima Japan - WWII

 

7th

 

1942 Battle at Guadalcanal - WWII

 

7th

 

1990 Desert Shield - Persian Gulf War

 

8th

 

1934 President presents plaque to Brothers Mayo in Rochester

 

8th

 

1945 Soviet Union declares war on Japan - WWII

 

8th

 

Wounded Warrior Day (Purple Heart)

 

9th

 

1945 Atom bomb dropped on Nagasaki Japan - WWII

 

10th

 

1964 Tonkin Resolution signed starting point of Vietnam War

 

14th

 

National Navaho Code Talkers Day

 

14th

 

1945 Japan announces surrender - WWII

 

18th

 

1951 Battle of Bloody Ridge - Korean War

 

18th

 

1965 Operation Starlight - Vietnam War

 

25th

 

1944 Paris Liberated

 

26th

 

1865 Civil War ends

 

September

 

First Monday

Labor Day

 

1st

 

1939 WWII Started

 

2nd

 

1945 Japan signs surrender - WWII

 

3rd

 

1783 Treaty of Paris - Revolutionary War

 

7th

 

1943 Allies land at Salerno

 

11th

 

1943 Italian Navy surrenders - WWII

 

** 11th

2001 World Trade Center Attack

 

13th

 

1951 Battle of Heartbreak Ridge - Korean War

 

14th

 

1814 Francis Scott Key writes Star Spangled Banner

 

15th

 

1950 Inchon landing - Korean War

 

16th

 

1950 Pusan perimeter breakout - Korean War

 

16th

 

1919 American Legion incorporated by Congress

 

16th

 

1940 First Peacetime Draft

 

* 3rd Friday

POW/MIA Day

 

* 17th

1787 U.S. Constitution approved

 

17th

 

Citizenship Day

 

17th

 

1862 Battle of Antietam - Civil War

 

18th

 

1947 U.S. Air Force established

 

20th

 

1951 First combat helicopter landing in history - Korean War

 

26th

 

1918 Meuse-Argonne offensive - WWI

 

29th

 

1899 VFW established

 

Last Sunday

 

American Gold Star Mother´s Day

 

October

 

7th

 

2001 Operation Enduring Freedom - Afghanistan

 

9th

 

1950 Invasion of North Korea by U.S. forces

 

* 2nd Monday

Columbus Day observed

 

13th

 

1775 U.S. Navy established

 

16th

 

1950 China enters North Korea - Korean War

 

19th

 

1781 British surrender at Yorktown

 

20th

 

1944 MacArthur returns to Philippines

 

23rd

 

1983 Over 200 Marines were killed at Lebanon

 

24th

 

UN Day

 

25th

 

1950 First land battle with Chinese - Korean War

 

25th

 

1983 U.S. forces evacuate U.S. citizens from Grenada

 

* 27th

NAVY DAY

 

November

 

1st

 

1950 China jets attack U.S. Air Force - Korean War

 

First Tuesday
after First Monday

Election Day

 

3rd

 

1967 Battle of Dakto

 

8th

 

1950 First all jet air combat - Korean War

 

8th

 

1942 Allied invasion of North Africa

 

10th

1775 Marine Corps was established

 

* 11th

Veterans Day

 

11th

1918 was Armistice Day ending WWI

 

12th

 

1942 The Battle of Guadelcanal - WWII

 

13th

 

1942 Five Sullivan brothers killed - WWII

 

19th

 

1967 Battle of Hill 875 - Vietnam War

 

19th

 

1863 Gettysburg Address

 

20th

 

1943 Battle of Tarawa

 

* 4th Thursday

Thanksgiving Day

 

22nd

 

1963 President Kennedy assasinated

 

27th

 

1950 First major battle with the Chinese Chosin Reservoir - Korean War

 

December

 

7th

 

1941 Japan attacks Pearl Harbor

 

8th

 

1941 U.S. declares War on Japan - WWII

 

10th

 

1898 Treaty of Paris - Spanish American War

 

16th

 

1865 the 13th Amendment was ratified abolishing slavery

 

16th

 

1773 Boston Tea Party prior to the Revolutionary War

 

16th

 

1944 the Battle of the Bulge - WWII

 

17th

 

1989 Operation Just Cause, Panama

 

20th

 

1860 South Carolina is the first State to secede from the Union

 

24th

 

1814 Signing Peace of Ghent War of 1812

 

24th

 

1950 Hungnan evacuation - Korean War

 

* 25th

Christmas Day

 

26th

 

1776 Battle of Trenton

 

31st

 

1946 Designated as the official end of WWII