Battle of Manzikert: The Seljuk Turks defeat the Byzantine Empire at Manzikert.
Hundred Years' War: The military supremacy of the English longbow over the French combination of crossbow and armoured knights was established at the Battle of Crécy.
Joan of Arc enters Paris.
U.S. Civil War: The Second Battle of Bull Run begins.
Germany defeats Russia in Battle of Tannenberg.
The British Expeditionary Force briefly checked the German advance at Le Cateau.
SCARPE, 1918, effective dates for battle honour begin (to 30 Aug 18)
The first battle of ARRAS, 1918, effective dates for battle honour begin (to 3 Sept 18)
VC won by Lt Charles Smith Rutherford, 5th Canadian Mounted Rifles Battalion, CEF, Monchy-le-Preux, France
The Soviet Union tests an ICBM.
Julius Caesar invades Britain.
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