Davis first entered military service following the outbreak of the Spanish-American War in 1898, and later served as Professor of Military Science and Tactics at both Wilberforce University in Ohio and Tuskegee University in Alabama as well as serving tours of duty around the world.
On the afternoon of 26th April 1937, the Basque town of Guernica experienced what is seen by many as the first large-scale modern air raid against a civilian population.
On the 22nd April 1915, the Second Battle of Ypres began in Belgium.
On the night of 18th April 1775, Paul Revere rode from Charleston to Lexington with his message that “the Regulars are coming!”
The Bay of Pigs Invasion was launched by the CIA-sponsored paramilitary group Brigade 2506.
On the 16th April 1922, former First World War enemies Germany and Russia signed the Treaty of Rapallo.
On 8th April 1904, a series of agreements between Britain and France known as the Entente Cordiale were signed.
On the 10th February 1906 the British King, Edward VII, launched HMS Dreadnought – a revolutionary new type of battleship that made all other ships obsolete.
On the 29th January 1856, Queen Victoria introduced the Victoria Cross to reward “most conspicuous bravery, or some daring or pre-eminent act of valour or self-sacrifice, or extreme devotion to duty in the presence of the enemy.”
On the 17th January 1991, the combat phase of the Gulf War began as Operation Desert Storm was launched to destroy Iraq’s military and civilian infrastructure through an enormous aerial bombing campaign.