(1862) World’s first iron-clad naval battle Steam-powered, iron-clad warships in the American Civil War, the Union’s USS Monitor and the Confederate’s CSS Virginia, fire on each other for four hours off Hampton Roads, Virginia. The engagement of iron-fortified battleships ends in a draw.The Battle of Hampton Roads, often referred to as either the Battle of the Monitor and Merrimack or the Battle of Ironclads, was the most noted and arguably most important naval battle of the American Civil War from the standpoint of the development of navies. It was fought over two days, March 8–9, 1862, in Hampton Roads, a roadstead in Virginia where the Elizabeth and Nansemond rivers meet the James River just before it enters Chesapeake Bay adjacent to the city of Norfolk. The battle was a part of the effort of the Confederacy to break the Union blockade, which had cut off Virginia’s largest cities, Norfolk and Richmond, from international trade.
Start date: Mar 08, 1862 End date: Mar 09, 1862
wiki/Battle_of_Hampton_Roads(1916) Mexico’s rebel leader Pancho Villa launches raid on US Revolutionary Pancho Villa, seeking arms to fight his guerilla war against Mexico’s President Carranza, leads some 500 horsemen over the US border in an attack on the town of Columbus, New Mexico.The Battle of Columbus, March 9, 1916, began as a raid conducted by Pancho Villa’s Division of the North on the small United States border town of Columbus, New Mexico, located 3 miles north of the border. The raid escalated into a full-scale battle between Villistas and the United States Army. Villa himself led the assault, only to be driven back into Mexico by elements of the 13th Cavalry Regiment stationed at the town. The attack angered Americans and President Woodrow Wilson ordered the Punitive Expedition in which the US Army invaded Mexico in an unsuccessful attempt to capture General Villa.
Date: Mar 09, 1916
wiki/Battle_of_Columbus_(1916)(1945) Operation Meetinghouse firebombs TokyoUS warplanes in World War II begin dropping over 1,600 tons of bombs on Japan’s largest city. The most destructive single firestorm in history begins, and will kill up to 130,000 and leave 1 million homeless.The Bombing of Tokyo, often referred to as a series of firebombing raids, was conducted as part of the air raids on Japan by the United States Army Air Forces during the Pacific campaigns of World War II. The US first mounted a small-scale raid on Tokyo in April 1942.
wiki/Bombing_of_Tokyo(1977) The Hanafi Siege begins in Washington, DCMore than 150 hostages are taken as 12 armed Hanafi Muslims storm three buildings, starting a siege that will last 39 hours and end, in part, due to Muslim ambassadors negotiating with the hostage-takers.The 1977 Hanafi Siege occurred on March 9–11, 1977 when three buildings in Washington, D.C. were seized by 12 Islamic gunmen. The gunmen were led by Hamaas Abdul Khaalis, who had broken from the Nation of Islam because he blamed them for murder. They took 149 hostages and killed radio journalist, Maurice Williams. After a 39-hour standoff, the gunmen surrendered and all remaining hostages were released from the District Building, B’nai B’rith headquarters, and the Islamic Center of Washington.