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Black Hawk Down - timeline
Thursday 27th February: Private Todd Blackburn is born. (USA)
Sunday 27th January: Muhammad Siyad Barre, the dictator of the Somali Democratic Republic since 1969, flees Mogadishu as rebels overrun his palace and capture the Somali capital.
Friday 4th December: U.S. President George H. Bush orders 28,000 troops to Somalia.
Monday 13th September: Captain Steele makes a transfer request for Private Todd Blackburn. (Mogadishu, Somalia )
Sunday 3rd October: Two Black Hawk helicopters are shot down when US Army Rangers attempt to capture a Somali warlord. (Mogadishu, Somalia)
Sunday 3rd October: On this date nearly 100 U.S. Army Rangers, commanded by Capt. Mike Steele, were dropped by helicopter deep into the capital city of Mogadishu to capture two top lieutenants of a Somali warlord. (Somalia, Mogadishu)
Friday 2nd August: Warlord Mohamed Farrah Aidid is killed. (Mogadishu, Somalia )