This Day in US Military History is an ongoing catalog of military related events be it, Army, Navy, Marines, Air Force or Coast Guard. Pitch in and let me know if something is wrong or missing or if I just don’t have the whole story.

Some of my major online sources for this project have been:

Written Materials:

Dictionary of Wars

George C. Kohn (Editor)







World War II Day By Day

Sharon Lucas (Author), Michael Armitage, Lord Lewin, John Stanier, Terry Charman (Contributors)





The Civil War Day By Day: An Almanac, 1861-1865

E. B. Long, Barbara Long (Authors)





Disclaimer:  Much of the material presented here is not significantly altered from the source material from which I took it.  I do not claim any of the prose, wording, or presentation as my own work.  This began for me as a kind of electronic notebook, a personal reference, and I simply decided to share it with others.  I make no money from this site or its contents and there is no intent to infringe on the rights of any of the original authors.

11 thoughts on “About

  1. Joe Cantafio says:

    We are the National Veterans Museum and LOVE this blog … we use this information on our Facebook page and call it “On this Day” please let us know how we can give you more credit and better direct our readers to your page. How would you like us to credit you? Thanks so much for this great information. Joe Cantafio

  2. RTO Trainer says:

    See our new “Notable Readers” page (formerly “Other This Day in… Blogs”) where we will link to those we learn make regular use of This Day in US Military History as we learn of them.

  3. Hi! I am the Public Relations Officer for the VFW National Home for Children, and I just wanted to say thank you so much for this informative site!! I maintain the Home’s Facebook page, among my other duties, and have often used the information to keep our readers informed about significant dates in our nation’s history. This site really helps me in my work.

    Thank you!

    Angela E. Gambrel
    Public Relations Officer
    VFW National Home for Children

  4. Len tavernetti says:

    On August 10 the article on timothy McVeigh needs to be updated following his execution. From Wikipedia: McVeigh, a militia movement sympathizer and Gulf War veteran, sought revenge against the federal government for their handling of the Waco Siege, which ended in the deaths of 76 people exactly two years prior to the bombing, as well as for the Ruby Ridge incident in 1992. McVeigh hoped to inspire a revolt against what he considered to be a tyrannical federal government. He was convicted of eleven federal offenses and sentenced to death. His execution took place on June 11, 2001, at the Federal Correctional Complex in Terre Haute, Indiana. Terry Nichols and Michael Fortier were also convicted as conspirators in the plot.

  5. Len says:

    Third Friday in September is National POW/MIA day-not sure which day in the calendar it should appear.

  6. Jim isa says:

    I have to disagree with your comments re: JFK & Vietnam…..In my humble opinion JFK would have ended our involvement in that country….Evidence: Oct 1963 JFK signs an order to withdraw 1,000 troops from Vietnam….General MacArthur also warned JFK not to get involved in a land war in Asia and again in my humble opinion he was heeding this advice…Less than a month after signing this order JFK is murdered in Dallas…

  7. I am Swackhammer with Soldier of Fortune Magazine and your blog is great. We started a new series and use some of your information on our Facebook page and call it “this day in military history.” As some other post asked, how would you like us to credit you? Thanks so much for this incredible work? Swackhammer

  8. Yitz says:

    Hey! I love your site and the info listed. I have been sharing, through my company twitter account, “Today in US military history”, so far mostly taken off your site. Due to lack of space on twitter, where can we credit you, and do you mind if we steal/borrown/learn from your content?

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