Warfare

Extremely Incomplete Timeline of Institutionalized Human Slaughter:

conflicts begun between 1299 BCE and 1200 BCE

Second Syrian campaign of Ramesses II, 1274 BCE

Battle of Kadesh, 1274 BCE May

conflicts begun between 1199 BCE and 1100 BCE

Egyptian-Sea Peoples Wars, c. 1178 – c. 1175 BCE

Battle of Djahy, c. 1178 BCE

Battle of the Delta, c. 1175 BCE

conflicts begun between 499 BCE and 400 BCE

First Persian invasion of Greece, 492-490 BCE

Battle of Marathon, 490 BCE Metageitnion

Second Persian invasion of Greece, 480-479 BCE

Battle of Thermopylae, 480 BCE August or September

Battle of Salamis, 480 BCE September

Peloponnesian War, 431-404 BCE

Sicilian Expedition, 415-413 BCE

First Battle of Syracuse, 415 BCE

Second Battle of Syracuse, 414 BCE

Battle of Aegospotami, 405 BCE

conflicts begun between 399 BCE and 300 BCE

Roman-Gallic Wars, 390-193 BCE

Battle of the Allia, 390 BCE July 18

Wars of Alexander the Great, 336-323 BCE

conflicts begun between 299 BCE and 200 BCE

Pyrrhic War, 280-275 BCE

Battle of Asculum, 279 BCE

First Punic War, 264-241 BCE

Second Punic War, 218-201 BCE

Battle of Cannae, 216 BCE August 2

Battle of Zama, 202 BCE October 19

conflicts begun between 199 BCE and 100 BCE

Third Punic War, 149-146 BCE

First Servile War, 135-132 BCE

Han-Xiongnu War, 133 BCE – 89

Roman-Germanic Wars, 113 BCE – 596

Battle of the Teutoburg Forest (Clades Variana; Varian Disaster), 9 c. September

Second Servile War, 104-100 BCE

conflicts begun between 99 BCE and 1 BCE

Social War, 91-88 BCE

First Mithridatic War, 89-85 BCE

Battle of Chaeronea, 86 BCE

Sulla’s First Civil War, 88-87 BCE

Second Mithridatic War, 83-81 BCE

Sulla’s Second Civil War, 83-82 BCE

Battle of the Colline Gate, 82 BCE November

Third Servile War, 73-71 BCE

Battle of the Siler River, 71 BCE

Third Mithridatic War, 73-63 BCE

Roman-Parthian Wars, 66 BCE – 217

Battle of Carrhae, 53 BCE May 6

Gallic Wars, 58-50 BCE

Battle of Alesia (Siege of Alesia), 52 BCE September

Caesar’s Civil War, 49-45 BCE

Crossing the Rubicon, 49 BCE January 10

Liberators’ Civil War, 43-42 BCE

Battle of Philippi, 42 BCE October 3 and 23

Final War of the Roman Republic (Antony‘s Civil War), 32-30 BCE

Battle of Actium, 31 BCE September 2

conflicts begun between 100 and 199

Yellow Turban Rebellion, 184-205

conflicts begun between 400 and 499

Visigoth Sack of Rome, 410 August 24

Vandal Sack of Rome, 455 June 2-16

conflicts begun between 500 and 599

Vandalic War, 533-534

Gothic War, 535-554

Ostrogoth Sack of Rome, 546 December

conflicts begun between 600 and 699

Arab Slave Trade, c. 600 – c. 1970

Byzantine-Sasanian War, 602-628

Battle of Nineveh, 627 December 12

Conquest of Mecca, 630

Muslim conquest of Persia, 633-654

Muslim conquest of Egypt, 639-642

First Fitna, 656-661

conflicts begun between 700 and 799

Umayyad conquest of Hispania, 711-788

Umayyad invasion of Gaul, 719-759

Battle of Toulouse, 721 June 9

Battle of Tours, 732 October 10

An Lushan Rebellion, 755-763

Yangzhou Massacre, 760

Saxon Wars, 772-804

conflicts begun between 800 and 899

Viking Siege and Sack of Paris, 845

Zanj Rebellion, 869-883

Guangzhou Massacre, 878-879

Viking Siege of Paris, 885-886

conflicts begun between 1000 and 1099

Byzantine-Seljuq Wars, 1048-1308

Battle of Manzikert, 1071 August 26

Norman conquest of England, 1066-1075

Battle of Hastings, 1066 October 14

First Crusade, 1095-1099

Peasants’ Crusade (People’s Crusade), 1096

Siege of Antioch, 1097 October 21 – 1098 June 2

Siege of Jerusalem, 1099 June 7-July 15

Seljuq-Crusader War, 1097-1127

Fatimid-Crusader War, 1099-1169

conflicts begun between 1100 and 1199

Norwegian Crusade, 1107-1110

Siege of Sidon, 1110 October 19-December 5

Jin-Song Wars, 1125-1234

Zengid-Crusader War, 1127-1174

Second Crusade, 1147-1149

Ayyubid-Crusader War, 1169-1192

Battle of Hattin (Battle of the Horns of Hattin), 1187 July 3-4

Inquisition, 1184-1908

Spanish Inquisition, 1478 November 1 – 1834 July 15

Peruvian Inquisition, 1570 January 9 – 1820

Mexican Inquisition, 1571-1820

Portuguese Inquisition, 1536 May 23 – 1821

Goa Inquisition, 1560-1812

Roman Inquisition, 1542-1908

Third Crusade (Kings’ Crusade), 1189-1192

conflicts begun between 1200 and 1299

Fourth Crusade, 1202-1204

Sack of Constantinople (Siege of Constantinople), 1204 April 8-13

Mongol conquest of Western Xia, 1205-1227

Mongol-Jin War (Mongol conquest of the Jin dynasty), 1211-1234

Battle of Yehuling, 1211 August-October

Siege of Kaifeng, 1232 April 8 – 1233 February 26

Siege of Caizhou, 1233 December – 1234 February 9

Children’s Crusade, 1212

Fifth Crusade, 1213-1221

Mongol conquest of the Qara Khitai, 1216-1218

Mongol conquest of Khwarezmia, 1219-1221

Mongol invasions of India, 1221-1327

Mongol invasion of Rus’, 1223-1240

Battle of the Kalka River, 1223 May 31

Sixth Crusade, 1228-1229

War of the Lombards, 1228-1243

Mongol invasions of Korea, 1231-1259

Mongol conquest of the Song dynasty, 1235-1279

Battle of Xiangyang, 1267 – 1273 March 14

Battle of Yamen, 1279 March 19

Mongol conquest of Georgia, 1236-1243

Barons’ Crusade, 1239-1241

First Mongol invasion of Tibet, 1240

First Mongol invasion of Poland, 1240-1241

Battle of Legnica, 1241 April 9

First Mongol invasion of Hungary, 1241-1242

Battle of Mohi, 1241 April 11

Siege of Esztergom, 1241 December 25

First Mongol invasion of Anatolia, 1241-1243

Battle of Köse Dağ, 1243 June 26

First Mongol invasion of Syria, 1244

Seventh Crusade, 1248-1254

Mongol conquest of the Dali Kingdom (Mongol invasion of Yunnan), 1253-1256

Mongol destruction of the Assassins, 1253-1256

Siege of Maymundiz, 1256 November 8-19

Siege of Baghdad, 1258 January 29-February 10

First Mongol invasion of Vietnam, 1258

Second Mongol invasion of Poland, 1259-1260

Second Mongol invasion of Syria, 1260

Battle of Ain Jalut, 1260 September 3

First Battle of Homs, 1260 December 10

Toluid Civil War, 1260-1264

Berke-Hulagu War, 1262

Mongol invasion of Sakhalin, 1264-1308

Byzantine-Ottoman Wars, 1265-1479

Fall of Constantinople (Conquest of Istanbul), 1453 April 6-May 29

Kaidu-Kublai War, 1268-1301

Eighth Crusade, 1270

Ninth Crusade, 1271-1272

First Mongol invasion of Japan, 1274

Battle of Bun’ei (First Battle of Hakata Bay), 1274 October-November

First Mongol invasion of Burma, 1277-1287

Battle of Ngasaunggyan, 1277

Battle of Pagan, 1287 December

Second Mongol invasion of Japan, 1281

Battle of Kōan (Second Battle of Hakata Bay), 1281 June-August

Third Mongol invasion of Syria, 1281

Second Battle of Homs, 1281 October 29

War of the Sicilian Vespers, 1282-1302

Sicilian Vespers, 1282 March 30-April 28

Lithuanian Crusade, 1283-1410

Polish-Lithuanian-Teutonic War, 1409 June – 1411 February 1

Battle of Grunwald (Battle of Tannenberg), 1410 July 15

Siege of Marienburg (Siege of Malbork), 1410 July 26-September 19

Second Mongol invasion of Vietnam, 1285

Second Mongol invasion of Hungary, 1285-1286

Third Mongol invasion of Poland, 1287-1288

Third Mongol invasion of Vietnam, 1287-1288

Mongol invasion of Java, 1293

First War of Scottish Independence, 1296-1328

Battle of Stirling Bridge, 1297 September 11

Battle of Falkirk, 1298 July 22

Battle of Bannockburn, 1314 June 23-24

Franco-Flemish War, 1297-1305

Matins of Bruges, 1302 May 18

Battle of the Golden Spurs, 1302 July 11

Mamluk-Ilkhanid War, 1299-1303

Battle of Wadi al-Khazandar (Third Battle of Homs), 1299 December 22-23

Battle of Marj al-Saffar (Battle of Shaqhab), 1303 April 20-22

conflicts begun between 1300 and 1399

Second Mongol invasion of Burma, 1300-1301

Esen Buqa-Ayurbarwada War, 1314-1318

Second War of Scottish Independence, 1332-1357

Hundred Years’ War, 1337-1453

Battle of Crécy, 1346 August 26

Battle of Poitiers, 1356 September 19

Jacquerie, 1358 May-August

Battle of Mello, 1358 June 10

Peasants’ Revolt, 1381 May 30-November

Battle of Agincourt, 1415 October 25

Siege of Orléans, 1428 October 12 – 1429 May 8

Siege of Paris, 1429 September 3-8

Red Turban Rebellion, 1351-1368

conflicts begun between 1400 and 1499

Conquest of the Canary Islands, 1402-1496

Hunger War (Famine War), 1414

Conquest of Ceuta, 1415 August 21

Wars of the Roses, 1455-1487

First Ottoman-Venetian War, 1463-1479

La Conquista (Spanish colonization of the Americas), 1492-1898

Spanish conquest of the Maya, 1502-1697

Spanish conquest of the Aztec Empire, 1519-1521

Spanish conquest of the Inca Empire, 1532-1572

Battle of Cajamarca, 1532 November 16

Second Ottoman-Venetian War, 1499-1503

conflicts begun between 1500 and 1599

Barbary Slave Trade, c. 1500 – c. 1830

Atlantic Slave Trade, c. 1502 – c. 1870

La Amistad Incident, 1839 July 2

War of the League of Cambrai, 1508-1516

Battle of Novara, 1513 June 6

Battle of Marignano, 1515 September 13-14

Capture of Malacca, 1511 August 15

German Peasants’ War, 1524-1525

War of the League of Cognac, 1526-1530

Sack of Rome, 1527 May 6

Stand of the Swiss Guard, 1527 May 6

Siege of Florence, 1529 October 24 – 1530 August 10

Third Ottoman-Venetian War, 1537-1540

French Wars of Religion (Huguenot Wars), 1562-1598

St. Bartholomew’s Day Massacre, 1572 August 23-October

Siege of Paris, 1590 May 7-September

Eighty Years’ War (Dutch War of Independence), 1568-1648

Spanish Fury, 1572-1579

Sack of Antwerp, 1576 November 4

Anglo-Spanish War, 1585-1604

Spanish Armada, 1588

English Armada (Drake-Norris Expedition), 1589

Islands Voyage (Essex-Raleigh Expedition), 1597

Fourth Ottoman-Venetian War (War of Cyprus), 1570-1573

Battle of Lepanto, 1571 October 7

Battle of Alcazar (Battle of Three Kings), 1578 August 4

War of the Portuguese Succession, 1580-1583

Battle of Ponta Delgada, 1582 July 26

Conquest of the Azores, 1583 August 2

Long Turkish War (Thirteen Years’ War; Fifteen Years’ War), 1593-1606

conflicts begun between 1600 and 1699

Dutch-Portuguese War, 1601-1661

Battle of Bantam, 1601 December 27

Siege of Malacca, 1606

Battle of Cape Rachado, 1606 August 16-18

Battle of Malacca, 1640 August 2 – 1641 January 14

Recapture of Angola, 1648

Thirty Years’ War, 1618-1648

Battle of Rocroi, 1643 May 19

Turkish Abductions, 1627

Beaver Wars, 1628-1701

Franco-Spanish War, 1635-1659

Anglo-Spanish War, 1654-1660

Battle of the Dunes, 1658 June 14

Pequot War, 1634-1638

Mystic Massacre, 1637 May 26

Wars of the Three Kingdoms (British Civil Wars), 1639-1651

Irish Confederate Wars (Eleven Years’ War), 1641-1653

Irish Rebellion of 1641, 1641-1642

Cromwellian conquest of Ireland, 1649-1653

English Civil War, 1642-1651

Cretan War (Fifth Ottoman-Venetian War; War of Candia), 1645-1669

Golden Age of Piracy, c. 1650 – c. 1726

sacking of Panamá by Henry Morgan, 1671

First Russo-Persian War, 1651-1653

First Anglo-Dutch War, 1652-1654

Russo-Polish War (Thirteen Years’ War), 1654-1667

Second Northern War (Little Northern War), 1655-1660

Peach Tree War, 1655 September 15

March Across the Belts, 1658 January 30-February 15

Second Anglo-Dutch War, 1665-1667

Kongo Civil War, 1665-1709

Great Turkish War (War of the Holy League), 1683-1699

Battle of Vienna, 1683 September 12

Morean War (Sixth Ottoman-Venetian War), 1684-1699

Glorious Revolution (Bloodless Revolution), 1688-1689

Nine Years’ War, 1688-1697

King William’s War, 1688-1697

Battle of Quebec, 1690 October 16-24

Battle of La Prairie, 1691 August 11

conflicts begun between 1700 and 1799

Great Northern War, 1700-1721

Battle of Poltava, 1709 July 8

New York Slave Revolt of 1712, 1712

Seventh Ottoman-Venetian War (Second Morean War; Small War; War of Sinj), 1714-1718

Persian Expedition of Peter the Great (Second Russo-Persian War), 1722-1723

War of the Austrian Succession, 1740-1748

War of Jenkins’ Ear, 1739-1748

Battle of Hohenfriedberg, 1745 June 4

Seven Years’ War, 1754-1763

French and Indian War, 1754-1763

1757 Battle on Snowshoes, 1757 January 21

Siege of Fort William Henry, 1757 August 3-9

1758 Battle on Snowshoes, 1758 March 23

Battle of the Plains of Abraham (Battle of Quebec), 1759 September 13

Battle of Kunersdorf, 1759 August 12

Tacky’s War (Tacky’s Rebellion), 1760

Russo-Turkish War of 1768-1774, 1768-1774

U.S. War for Independence, 1775-1783

Invasion of Quebec, 1775 June – 1776 October

Battle of Quebec, 1775 December 31

Declaration of Independence, 1776 July 4

Battle of Princeton, 1777 January 3

Saratoga Campaign, 1777 June 14-October 17

Battles of Saratoga, 1777 September 19, October 7

Battle of Cowpens, 1781 January 17

Yorktown Campaign, 1781 June-October

Siege of Yorktown (Battle of Yorktown; Surrender at Yorktown), 1781 September 29-October 19

French Revolution, 1789-1799

Storming of the Bastille, 1789 July 14

Coalition Wars, 1792-1815

French Revolutionary Wars, 1792-1802

War of the First Coalition, 1792-1797

Siege of Thionville, 1792 August 24-October 16

Battle of Valmy, 1792 September 20

Flanders Campaign, 1792 November 6 – 1795 June 7

Invasion of the Cape Colony, 1795 June 10-September 15

War of the Second Coalition, 1798-1802

Battle of the Pyramids, 1798 July 21

Napoleonic Wars, 1803-1815

War of the Third Coalition, 1805-1806

Battle of Trafalgar, 1805 October 21

Battle of Austerlitz, 1805 December 2

Battle of Blaauwberg (Battle of Cape Town), 1806 January 8-18

War of the Fourth Coalition, 1806-1807

Gunboat War, 1807-1814

Peninsular War, 1807-1814

War of the Fifth Coalition, 1809

French invasion of Russia, 1812 June 24-December 14

Battle of Borodino, 1812 September 7

War of the Sixth Coalition, 1813-1814

Battle of Leipzig (Battle of the Nations), 1813 October 16-19

Hundred Days (War of the Seventh Coalition), 1815

Battle of Waterloo, 1815 June 18

White Lotus Rebellion, 1794-1804

Kościuszko Uprising, 1794

Battle of Racławice, 1794 April 4

Warsaw Uprising, 1794 April 17-19

Persian Expedition of Catherine the Great (Third Russo-Persian War), 1796

conflicts begun between 1800 and 1899

First Barbary War (Barbary Coast War), 1801-1805

First Battle of Tripoli Harbor, 1802 May 16

Second Battle of Tripoli Harbor, 1804 July 14

Battle of Derna, 1805 April 27-May 13

Fourth Russo-Persian War, 1804-1813

Mexican War for Independence, 1810-1821

Grito de Dolores, 1810 September 16

Peruvian War of Independence, 1811-1824

Battle of Ayacucho, 1824 December 9

War of 1812, 1812-1815

Battle of the Carpenters (Engagements on Lake Ontario), 1812 June – 1815 March

Battle of Lake Erie, 1813 September 10

Battle of Valparaíso (Capture of USS Essex), 1814 March 28

Burning of Washington, 1814 August 24

Battle of Plattsburgh (Battle of Lake Champlain), 1814 September 6-11

Battle of New Orleans, 1814 December 24 – 1815 January 8

Capture of HMS Penguin, 1815 March 23

Pemmican War, 1812-1821

Battle of Seven Oaks, 1816 June 19

Second Barbary War, 1815

Battle off Cape Gata, 1815 June 17

Battle off Cape Palos, 1815 June 19

Bombardment of Algiers, 1816 August 27

Caucasian War, 1817-1864

Arikara War, 1823

Fifth Russo-Persian War, 1826-1828

The Great Game, 1830-1895

French conquest of Algeria, 1830-1847

Invasion of Algiers in 1830, 1830 June 14-July 7

Trail of Tears (Indian Removal), 1830 – c. 1850

July Revolution (Trois Glorieuses; French Revolution of 1830; Second French Revolution), 1830 July 26-29

Belgian Revolution, 1830-1831

Black Hawk War, 1832

Battle of Stillman’s Run, 1832 May 14

Battle of Horseshoe Bend, 1832 June 16

Battle of Kellogg’s Grove, 1832 June 25

Great Trek, 1835-1838

Battle of Italeni, 1838 April 9

Battle of Blood River, 1838 December 16

Pastry War (First French intervention in Mexico), 1838-1839

First Opium War, 1839-1842

Creole Case, 1841

1842 Slave Revolt in the Cherokee Nation, 1842

Franco-Moroccan War, 1844

Kraków Uprising, 1846

Galician Slaughter, 1846 February-March

Mexican-American War, 1846-1848

Siege of Los Angeles, 1846 September 22-30

Taos Revolt, 1847 January 19-July 9

Las Vegas Affair (Battle of Las Vegas), 1847 July 6

Battle of Cerro Gordo, 1847 April 18

Battle for Mexico City, 1847 September 8-15

Revolutions of 1848 (Spring of Nations), 1848-1849

Taiping Rebellion, 1850-1864

Crimean War, 1853-1856

Siege of Sevastopol, 1854 October 17 – 1855 September 9

Battle of Balaclava, 1854 October 25

The Thin Red Line, 1854 October 25

Charge of the Light Brigade, 1854 October 25

First Sioux War, 1854-1856

Grattan Massacre, 1854 August 19

Battle of Ash Hollow, 1855 September 3

Bleeding Kansas, 1854-1861

Sacking of Lawrence, 1856 May 21

Yakima War, 1855-1858

Battle of Seattle, 1856 January 26

Second Opium War, 1856-1860

Indian Mutiny (Indian Rebellion of 1857), 1857-1859

Utah War (Mormon Rebellion; Mormon War; Utah Expedition), 1857-1858

Mountain Meadows Massacre, 1857 September 7-11

Paiute War (Pyramid Lake War), 1860

Williams Station Massacre, 1860 May 7

Second French intervention in Mexico, 1861-1867

Battle of Puebla, 1862 May 5

U.S. Civil War, 1861-1865

First Battle of Bull Run (First Manassas), 1861 July 21

New Mexico Campaign, 1862 February-April

Battle of Glorieta Pass, 1862 March 26-28

Battle of Shiloh, 1862 April 6-7

Capture of New Orleans, 1862 April 25-May 1

Second Battle of Bull Run (Second Manassas), 1862 August 28-30

Battle of Antietam (Battle of Sharpsburg), 1862 September 17

Battle of Fredericksburg, 1862 December 11-15

Emancipation Proclamation, 1863 January 1

Battle of Chancellorsville, 1863 April 30-May 6

Siege of Vicksburg, 1863 May 18-July 4

Battle of Gettysburg, 1863 July 1-3

Lawrence Massacre, 1863 August 21

Battle of Chickamauga, 1863 September 19-20

Gettysburg Address, 1863 November 19

Battle of Fort Pillow (Fort Pillow Massacre), 1864 April 12

Overland Campaign, 1864 May 4-June 24

Battle of the Wilderness, 1864 May 5-7

Battle of Spotsylvania Court House, 1864 May 8-21

Battle of Cold Harbor, 1864 May 31-June 12

Siege of Petersburg, 1864 June 9 – 1865 March 25

Battle of the Crater, 1864 July 30

Battle of Atlanta, 1864 July 22

Sherman’s March to the Sea, 1864 November 15-December 21

Battle of Nashville, 1864 December 15-16

Battle of Appomattox Court House, 1865 April 9

Dakota War of 1862, 1862

Colorado War, 1863-1865

Sand Creek Massacre, 1864 November 29

Utah Black Hawk War, 1865-1872

Red Cloud’s War, 1866-1868

Fetterman Fight, 1866 December 21

Red River Rebellion, 1869-1870

Wolseley Expedition, 1870 May-August

Franco-Prussian War (War of 1870), 1870-1871

Battle of Sedan, 1870 September 1

Siege of Paris, 1870 September 19 – 1871 January 28

Battle of Havana, 1870 November 9

Paris Commune, 1871 March 18-May 28

Great Sioux War of 1876, 1876-1877

Battle of Powder River, 1876 March 17

Battle of the Rosebud, 1876 June 17

Battle of the Little Bighorn (Battle of the Greasy Grass; Custer’s Last Stand), 1876 June 25-26

Horsemeat March, 1876 August-September 9

Battle of Slim Buttes, 1876 September 9-10

Dull Knife Fight, 1876 November 25

Battle of Wolf Mountain, 1877 January 8

Colonization of the Congo, 1876-1885

April Uprising, 1876

Satsuma Rebellion, 1877

Siege of Kumamoto Castle, 1877 February 19-April 12

Battle of Shiroyama, 1877 September 24

Russo-Turkish War of 1877-1878, 1877-1878

Nez Perce War, 1877

Battle of Bear Paw, 1877 September 30-October 5

Northern Cheyenne Exodus, 1878-1879

Fort Robinson Massacre, 1879 January 9-22

Cyprus Dispute, 1878-

Turkish invasion of Cyprus, 1974 July 20-August 18

Anglo-Zulu War, 1879

Battle of Isandlwana, 1879 January 22

Battle of Rorke’s Drift (Defence of Rorke’s Drift), 1879 January 22-23

‘Urabi Revolt, 1879-1882

Anglo-Egyptian War, 1882

Bombardment of Alexandria, 1882 July 11-13

Battle of Tell El Kebir, 1882 September 13

War of the Pacific, 1879-1883

Battle of Tacna (Battle of Alliance Heights), 1880 May 26

First Boer War, 1880-1881

Mahdist War, 1881-1899

Siege of Khartoum (Battle of Khartoum; Fall of Khartoum), 1884 March 13 – 1885 January 26

Nile Expedition (Gordon Relief Expedition), 1884-1885

Battle of Omdurman, 1898 September 2

Battle of Umm Diwaykarat, 1899 November 25

Scramble for Africa, 1884-1914

Ghost Dance War, 1890-1891

Wounded Knee Massacre, 1890 December 29

Jindandao Incident, 1891 November

First Sino-Japanese War, 1894-1895

Port Arthur Massacre, 1894 November 21-23

First Italo-Ethiopian War, 1894-1896

Battle of Adwa, 1896 March 1

Spanish-American War, 1898

Battle of San Juan Hill, 1898 July 1

Boxer Rebellion, 1899-1901

Battle of Dagu Forts, 1900 June 16-17

Siege of the International Legations, 1900 June 20-August 14

Battle of Peking, 1900 August 14-15

Second Boer War, 1899-1902

conflicts begun between 1900 and 1999

War of the Golden Stool (Third Ashanti Expedition), 1900

Ilinden-Preobrazhenie Uprising, 1903

British invasion of Tibet (Younghusband expedition to Tibet), 1903-1904

Russo-Japanese War, 1904-1905

Battle of Port Arthur, 1904 February 8-9

Battle of Yalu River, 1904 April 30-May 1

Siege of Port Arthur, 1904 August 1 – 1905 January 2

Herero Wars, 1904-1908

Maji Maji Rebellion (Maji Maji War), 1905-1907

Chinese invasion of Tibet in 1910, 1910

Mexican Revolution, 1910-1920

French conquest of Morocco, 1911-1912

Italo-Turkish War (Turco-Italian War), 1911-1912

Xinhai Revolution, 1911-1912

Wuchang Uprising, 1911 October 10-December 1

Battle of Yangxia, 1911 October 18-December 1

Greek Genocide, 1913-1922

Great Fire of Smyrna (Catastrophe of Smyrna; 1922 Izmir Fire), 1922 September 13-22

Zaian War, 1914-1921

World War I, 1914-1918

Great Retreat, 1914 August 24-September 28

First Battle of the Marne, 1914 September 5-12

First Battle of the Aisne, 1914 September 13-28

Battle of Tannenberg, 1914 August 26-30

Race to the Sea, 1914 September 17-October 19

First Battle of Ypres, 1914 October 19-November 22

Defense of Van, 1915 April 19-May 17

Second Battle of Ypres, 1915 April 22-May 25

Gallipoli Campaign, 1915 April 25 – 1916 January 9

ANZAC Day, 1915 April 25

Battle of Verdun, 1916 February 21-December 18

Battle of Asiago (Trentino Offensive), 1916 May 15-June 10

Battle of Jutland, 1916 May 31-June 1

Brusilov Offensive, 1916 June 4-September 20

Battle of the Somme, 1916 July 1-November 18

First Day on the Somme and Newfoundland and Labrador Memorial Day, 1916 July 1

Battle of Arras, 1917 April 9-May 16

Battle of Vimy Ridge, 1917 April 9-12

Second Battle of the Aisne, 1917 April 16-May 9

Battle of Messines, 1917 June 7-14

Battle of Aqaba, 1917 July 6

Battle of Passchendaele (Third Battle of Ypres), 1917 July 31-November 10

Eleventh Battle of the Isonzo, 1917 August 18-September 12

Battle of Caporetto (Twelfth Battle of the Isonzo), 1917 October 24-November 19

Battle of Beersheba, 1917 October 31

Battle of Cambrai, 1917 November 20-December 7

Spring Offensive (Kaiserschlacht), 1918 March 21-July 18

Battle of the Lys (Fourth Battle of Ypres), 1918 April 7-29

Third Battle of the Aisne, 1918 May 27-June 6

Battle of Belleau Wood, 1918 June 1-26

Second Battle of the Marne, 1918 July 15-August 6

Hundred Days Offensive, 1918 August 8-November 11

Battle of Amiens, 1918 August 8-12

Meuse-Argonne Offensive, 1918 September 26-November 11

Lost Battalion, 1918 October 2-8

Fifth Battle of Ypres, 1918 September 28-October 2

Armistice Day, 1918 November 11

Basmachi movement, 1916-1934

Urkun, 1916

Russian Revolution, 1917

February Revolution, 1917 March 8-15

October Revolution, 1917 November 7-8

Russian Civil War, 1917-1923

Allied intervention in the Russian Civil War, 1918-1925

North Russia Intervention, 1918 June – 1920 March

Siberian Intervention, 1918 August – 1922 October

Red Terror, 1918 September 3 – 1922

Great Siberian Ice March, 1920 January-February

Kronstadt Rebellion, 1921 March 7-19

Yakut Revolt, 1921 September – 1923 June 16

Armenian-Azerbaijani War, 1918-1920

March Days, 1918 March 30-April 2

Battle of Baku, 1918  August 26-September 14

September Days, 1918 September

Finnish Civil War, 1918

Heimosodat, 1918-1922

Estonian War of Independence, 1918-1920

Lithuanian Wars of Independence, 1918-1920

Lithuanian-Soviet War, 1918 December – 1920 July 12

War against the Bermontians, 1919 June-December 15

Polish-Lithuanian War, 1919 – 1920 November 29

Irish War of Independence (Black and Tan War; Tan War; Anglo-Irish War), 1919-1921

Polish-Soviet War, 1919-1921

Battle of Warsaw, 1920 August 12-25

Turkish War of Independence, 1919-1923

Greco-Turkish War, 1919 May 15 – 1922 October 11

Rif War, 1920-1926

Irish Civil War, 1922-1923

first phase of the Chinese Civil War, 1927-1936

Shanghai Massacre of 1927, 1927 April 12

Guangzhou Uprising (Canton Uprising), 1927 December 11-13

Long March, 1934 October 16 – 1935 October 22

Holocaust, 1933-1945

Austrian Civil War, 1934

Second Italo-Ethiopian War, 1934-1936

Spanish Civil War, 1936-1939

Battle of Jarama, 1937 February 6-27

Second Sino-Japanese War, 1937-1945

Rape of Nanking, 1937 December 13 – 1938 January

World War II, 1939-1945

Battles of Khalkhin Gol (Nomonhan Incident), 1939 May 11-September 16

Invasion of Poland, 1939 September 1-October 6

Battle of Wizna (Polish Thermopylae), 1939 September 7-10

Katyn Massacre, 1940 April-May

Battle of Britain, 1940 July 10-October 31

Balkan Campaign, 1940 October 28 – 1941 June 1

Greco-Italian War, 1940 October 28 – 1941 April 23

Battle of Greece, 1941 April 6-30

Battle of Crete, 1941 May 20-June 1

Siege of Tobruk, 1941 April 10-November 27

Siege of Leningrad, 1941 September 8 – 1944 January 27

Battle of Moscow, 1941 October 2 – 1942 January 7

Attack on Pearl Harbor, 1941 December 7

Battle of Singapore, 1942 February 8-15

Bataan Death March, 1942 April 9

Battle of the Coral Sea, 1942 May 4-8

Construction of the Burma Railway (Death Railway), 1942 June – 1943 October 17

Lidice Massacre, 1942 June

Battle of Midway, 1942 June 4-7

First Battle of El Alamein, 1942 July 1-27

Guadalcanal Campaign (Battle of Guadalcanal), 1942 August 7 – 1943 February 9

Battle of Mount Austen, the Galloping Horse, and the Sea Horse, 1942 December 15 – 1943 January 23

Battle of Stalingrad, 1942 August 23 – 1943 February 2

Second Battle of El Alamein, 1942 October 23-November 11

Warsaw Ghetto Uprising, 1943 April 19-May 16

Battle of Kursk, 1943 July 5-August 23

Bombing of Hamburg (Battle of Hamburg; Operation Gomorrah), 1943 July 24-August 3

Operation Tidal Wave, 1943 August 1

Schweinfurt-Regensburg Mission, 1943 August 17

Second Raid on Schweinfurt (Black Thursday), 1943 October 14

Charlie Brown and Franz Stigler Incident, 1943 December 20

Battle of Monte Cassino (Battle for Rome), 1944 January 17-May 18

Battle of Anzio, 1944 January 22-June 5

Big Week (Operation Argument), 1944 February 20-25

Battle of Normandy (Operation Overlord), 1944 June 6-August 30

Invasion of Normandy, 1944 June 6-July

Normandy Landings (D-Day; Operation Neptune), 1944 June 6

Warsaw Uprising, 1944 August 1-October 2

Battle of the Bulge, 1944 December 16 – 1945 January 25

Firebombing of Dresden, 1945 February 13-15

Battle of Iwo Jima, 1945 February 19-March 26

Firebombing of Tokyo (Operation Meetinghouse), 1945 March 9-10

Battle of Okinawa, 1945 April 1-June 22

Battle of Berlin, 1945 April 16-May 2

Battle for Castle Itter, 1945 May 5

Atomic Bombing of Hiroshima, 1945 August 6

Atomic Bombing of Nagasaki, 1945 August 9

Soviet invasion of Manchuria, 1945 August 9-20

Franco-Thai War, 1940-1941

War in Vietnam, 1945-1946

Indonesian National Revolution, 1945-1949

second phase of the Chinese Civil War, 1946-1961

First Indochina War, 1946-1954

Battle of Dien Bien Phu, 1954 March 13-May 7

Indo-Pakistani War of 1947, 1947-1949

Cold War, 1947-1991

Berlin Blockade and Berlin Airlift, 1948 June 24 – 1949 May 12

Suez Crisis, 1956 October 29-November 7

Bay of Pigs Invasion, 1961 April 17-19

Cuban Missile Crisis, 1962 October 16-28

Fall of the Berlin Wall, 1989 November 9

Korean War, 1950-1953

Battle of Chosin Reservoir, 1950 November 27-December 13

Battle of Pork Chop Hill, 1953 March 23-July 11

Egyptian Revolution of 1952, 1952 July 23

Cuban Revolution, 1953-1959

Algerian War, 1954-1962

Vietnam War (Second Indochina War; American War), 1955-1975

Gulf of Tonkin Incident, 1964 August 2

Operation Rolling Thunder, 1965 March 2 – 1968 November 2

Action of 23 August 1967, 1967 August 23

Operation Arc Light, 1965 June 18 – 1973 August 15

Battle of Ia Drang, 1965 November 14-18

Operation Bolo, 1967 January 2

Battle of Khe Sanh, 1968 January 21-July 9

Tet Offensive, 1968 January 30-March 28

Massacre at Huế, 1968 January 30-March

My Lai Massacre, 1968 March 16

Battle of Kham Duc, 1968 May 10-12

Battle of Hamburger Hill, 1969 May 10-20

Operation Linebacker, 1972 May 9-October 23

Operation Linebacker II (Christmas Bombings), 1972 December 18-29

Fall of Saigon, 1975 April 30

First Sudanese Civil War (Anyanya Rebellion), 1955-1972

Hungarian Revolution of 1956, 1956

Great Leap Forward, 1958-1961

Escambray Rebellion (Lucha contra Bandidos), 1959-1965

Angolan War of Independence, 1961-1974

Sino-Indian War of 1962, 1962

Indo-Pakistani War of 1965, 1965

Cultural Revolution, 1966-1976

Six-Day War, 1967

War of Attrition, 1967-1970

Operation Rimon 20, 1970 July 30

Prague Spring, 1968

Warsaw Pact invasion of Czechoslovakia, 1968 August 20-21

October Crisis, 1970 October 5-December 28

Bangladesh Liberation War, 1971

1971 Bangladesh Genocide, 1971 March 21-December 16

Ethiopian Civil War, 1974-1991

Insurgency in Laos, 1975-

Angolan Civil War, 1975-2002

Iranian Revolution, 1978-1979

Soviet-Afghan War, 1979-1989

Battle for Hill 3234 (The 9th Company), 1988 January 7-8

Iran-Iraq War, 1980-1988

Second Sudanese Civil War, 1983-2005

Bor Massacre, 1991 November 15

Siachen Conflict, 1984-

Somali Civil War, 1986-

First Battle of Mogadishu (Day of the Rangers; Black Hawk Down), 1993 October 3-4

Second Battle of Mogadishu, 2006 May 7-July 11

Fall of Mogadishu, 2006 December 28

Gulf War, 1990-1991

Invasion of Kuwait, 1990 August 2-4

Rwandan Civil War, 1990-1993

Algerian Civil War, 1991-2002

Zapatista Uprising, 1994 January 1-12

Rwandan Genocide, 1994 April 7-July 15

Iraqi Kurdish Civil War, 1994 May – 1997 November 24

Kargil War, 1999

conflicts begun between 2000 and 2099

American War in Afghanistan, 2001-2014

Battle of Wanat, 2008 July 13

Iraq War, 2003-2011

First Battle of Fallujah, 2004 April 4-May 1

Second Battle of Fallujah, 2004 November 7-December 23

Battle of Mosul, 2004 November 8-16

Haditha Massacre, 2005 November 19

War in Darfur, 2003-

2006 Lebanon War, 2006

2009 Sobat River Ambush, 2009

Yemeni Revolution, 2011-2012

First Libyan Civil War, 2011

Battle of Tripoli, 2011 August 20-28

Syrian Civil War, 2011-

Siege of Homs, 2011 May 6 – 2014 May 9

Pibor Massacre, 2011-2012

Heglig Crisis, 2012

Euromaidan, 2013-2014

2014 Ukrainian Revolution, 2014 February 18-23

South Sudanese Civil War, 2013-

2014 Bentiu Massacre, 2014 April 15

War in Donbass, 2014-

Second Libyan Civil War, 2014-

Iraqi Civil War, 2014-

Fall of Mosul, 2014 June 4-10

War in Afghanistan, 2015-

Yemeni Civil War, 2015-

Yakla Raid, 2017 January 29