Historic Battles

Facts about The Battle of Waterloo for Kids

The Battle of Waterloo was fought on Sunday, 18 June 1815 near Waterloo in present-day Belgium, then part of the United Kingdom of the Netherlands. An Imperial French army under the command of Emperor Napoleon was defeated by the armies of the Seventh Coalition, comprising an Anglo-Allied army under the command of the Duke of Wellington combined with […]

Pearl Harbor Attack Facts, History, and Timeline

What events were leading up to the bombing of Pearl Harbor? In 1939 President Roosevelt cancelled the US trade agreement with Japan. In 1940, he imposed a trade embargo, halting exports to Japan of petroleum products including gas and lubricants, iron and steel scrap. In July 1941, Roosevelt ordered the freezing of all Japanese assets in the United States, ending all trade between […]

Facts about The Naval Battle of Actium

Actium Fought in the Ionian Sea in Western Greece – Mike Streich photo Image Octavian’s victory in 31 B.C.E. shifted Roman power to the West and resulted in the incorporation of Egypt into the empire, vastly increasing wealth. The battle of Actium ended the Second Triumvirate and shifted the power base of Roman rule of the Mediterranean to the West. Octavian’s subjugation […]

The Battle of San Jacinto Facts and History For Kids

The Battle of San Jacinto, fought on April 21, 1836, was the last battle in the struggle of the Texan Republic to become independent of Mexico. The battle lasted just 20 minutes, and led to the total rout of the Mexican Army and a complete Mexican retreat from the area now known as Texas. The Texas […]

Battle of Trenton Facts for Kids

The Battle of Trenton took place on the morning of December 26, 1776, during the American Revolutionary War, after General George Washington’s crossing of the Delaware River north of Trenton, New Jersey. The hazardous crossing in adverse weather made it possible for Washington to lead the main body of the Continental Army against Hessian soldiers garrisoned at Trenton. […]

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