"The general is the minister of death."
-- Sel Liao Ezu
- The normal combat patrol of a German submarine during World War I was only 17 days, of which only five were actually spent on station, the balance being consumed in transit.
- On July 20, 1944, Prince Joachim Louis Napoléon Murat, the great-great grandson of Napoleon's master cavalryman Joachim Murat, was killed in action at La Gabriere-Linge, during the liberation of France.
- The Naval War College was established in Newport, Rhode Island, in 1884, in a former poor house.
- King Louis XIV of France (r. 1643-1714) spent about 75 percent of his revenues on war.
- In 1913, the commander of the French 53rd Infantry Division Maj. Gen. Henri Mathias Berthelot, having studied the use of improvised hand grenades during the Russo-Japanese War, asked the Army Ordnance Directorate for training grenades, so that he could familiarize his men with their use, only to be told that there was no "workable model and that, besides, there is no reason to think that this mode of combat would be of importance in a future war."
- The combined salaries of the four field marshals of the Polish-Lithuanian Army in 1717 was sufficient to pay 264 major-generals or 8,000 ordinary soldiers, in an army that only had 16,000 men.
- To commemorate her namesake's dual heritage, and to further honor American-British military ties, the recently commissioned destroyer USS Winston S. Churchill, will always have an officer from the Royal Navy assigned to her crew, while an American officer will serve in HMS Marlborough, named for an earlier member of the Churchill family.
- During the American Revolution the death rate for horses being shipped across the Atlantic by the British Army was about 43.3 percent.