Aug 21-23, one of the battles of the frontiers in the first month of WWI. The Battle of the Ardennes was one of the opening battles of World War I. It took place from August 21-23, 1914, part of the Battle of the Frontiers.
One of the early engagements of the Second Boer War. A large British force which had concentrated at the garrison town of Ladysmith launched a sortie on 30 October, 1899, against Boer armies which were slowly surrounding the town. The result was a disaster for the British.