1575: First battle of Japanese history; dramatised in Akira Kurosawa's 1980 film Kagemusha .
The Battle of Nagashino
480 BC: Decisive naval victory of Greeks over the Persians.
The Battle of Salamis
1805: Napoleon's greatest victory.
The Battle of Austerlitz
216 BC: Hannibal's greatest victory.
The Battle of Cannae
1914: First important battle of WWI named for a river; French defense stopped the Germans just outside Paris.
The First Battle of the Marne
1982: Undeclared war between Argentina and Great Britain.
The Falklands War
1967: Israeli victory that changed the balance of power in the Middle-East; didn't even last a week!
The Six-Day War
1792: Battle that ensured the survival of the French Revolution.
The Battle of Valmy
1870: The decisive battle of the Franco-Prussian War.
The Battle of Sedan
1066: The last successful invasion of England.
The Battle of Hastings
1757: Frederick the Great's decisive victory that saved Prussia.
The Battle of Leuthen
1876: Perhaps the most famous battle in the American Plains Indian wars; famous defeat for General Custer.
The Battle of the Little Bighorn
1805: England's greatest naval victory in the Napoleonic war. Notable for the death of Admiral Nelson.
The Battle of Trafalgar
1526: Battle that began the Mughal Empire in India.
The (First) Battle of Panipat
1813: The largest battle in the Napoleonic Wars; Napoleon was forced to abdicate.
The Battle of Leipzig
1099: First Crusade's victory over an important city.
The Siege of Jerusalem (First Crusade)
1918: The last major German Spring Offensive on the Western Front during WWI; Pershing was the American general during this.
The Second Battle of the Marne
1905: Japanese naval victory over the Russian fleet.
The Battle of Tsushima
1777: Battle during the American Revolution that secured French alliance with America.
The Battle of Saratoga
1346: Edward III's defeat of Philip that ended chivalry.
The Battle of Crécy
202 BC: Decisive Roman victory over Hannibal.
The Battle of Zama
1915: Failed British-led assault on the Dardanelles Strait.
The Battle of Gallipoli
451: Battle that stopped Hun invasion of Western Europe.
The Battle of Chalons
31 BC: Defeat of Marc Antony by Octavian.
The Battle of Actium
1588: Enough said!.
Defeat of the Spanish Armada
1879: A pivotal battle in the Anglo-Zulu War where 139 British soldiers held back thousands of Zulus.
The Battle of Rorke's Drift
1968: Communist offensive during the Vietnam War named for the Vietnamese New Year.
The Tet Offensive
732: Charles 'the Hammer' Martel stops the muslim expansion.
The Battle of Tours
1861: The battle that started the US Civil War.
The Siege of Fort Sumter
1571: One of the biggest naval battles of its time; crushing defeat of the Ottoman Empire by the Holy League.
The Battle of Lepanto
1885: British defeat by Sudanese seeking independence from Egypt.
The Siege of Khartoum
490 BC: The 'running' battle and Greek victory that gave birth to Western culture.
The Battle of Marathon
149 BC - 146 BC: The destruction of Carthage.
The Third Punic War
1428: Turning point in the Hundred Years' War. Victory lead by a 'maid.'
The Siege of Orléans
1916: One of the largest battles of the WWI; Britain's first major offensive.
The Battle of the Somne
1781: Battle that won the American Revolution.
The Siege of Yorktown
331 BC: Alexander the Great's victory over Darius III of the Persian empire.
The Battle of Gaugamela
1187: Saladdin's victory that leads to the capture of Jerusalem.
The Battle of Hattin
1314: Robert the Bruce's victory over England that preserved Scottish independence.
The Battle of Bannockburn
1759: Also called the Battle of Quebec, it is the biggest battle ever fought on Canadian soil.
The Battle of the Plains of Abraham
1798: Pivotal battle in the Nile that established the dominance of Royal Navy over Napoleon.
The Battle of the Nile/Aboukir Bay
1991: Decisive tank battle fought on 26 February 1991, during the Gulf War, between American-British armored forces and those of the Iraqi Republican Guard.
The Battle of 73 Easting
624: Muhammed the Prophet's most important victory.
The Battle of Badr
1815: What, the year isn't enough?.
The Battle of Waterloo
1415: Henry V's victory; immortalized by the Bard.
The Battle of Agincourt
1821: If Maipu is to Chile, this is to Venezuela and Simón Bolívar.
The Battle of Carabobo
1836: Remember this! It was the pivotal point in the Texas war for independence from Mexico.
1812: The largest and bloodiest single-day battle in the Napoleonic Wars; featured in War and Peace.
The Battle of Borodino
1521: The defeat of the Aztec Empire.
The Fall of Tenochtitlan
52 BC: Julius Caeser's victory over Gaul.
The Battle of Alesia
1917: WWI battle that featured tanks but erroneously noted for being the first use of tanks in a combined arms operation.
The Battle of Cambrai
1194 BC - 1184 BC: A 'legendary' siege broken by a 'horse.'
The Siege of Troy
1701 - 1714: The Battle of Blenheim was a major battle of this war.
The War of the Spanish Succession
1973: Named for a Jewish festival.
The Yom Kippur War
1274 BC: First recorded battle of history. Use of chariots.
The Battle of Kadesh
1532: Decisive Inca defeat.
The Battle of Cajamarca
1916: The largest naval battle of WWI; named for a Danish peninsula.
The Battle of Jutland
1916: This WWI battle was named for a French fortress city; France had more than half a million casualties.
The Battle of Verdun
1818: Pivotal battle in the Chilean War of Independence; José de San Martín effectively destroyed the Spanish forces.
The Battle of Maipú
1964: Clash that led to America's entry into the Vietnam War.
The Incident of Tonkin Gulf
1757: Robert Clive's victory that laid the foundation of British Empire in India.
The Battle of Plassey