2 April 1982

Argentina invades the Falkland Islands.

The Falklands War was fought between Argentina and the United Kingdom in 1982 over the disputed Falkland Islands, South Georgia, and South Sandwich Islands. The conflict lasted from April 2 to June 14, 1982.

In the end, the United Kingdom was victorious, and Argentina surrendered on June 14, 1982. The British forces recaptured the Falkland Islands and South Georgia, and the conflict resulted in the deaths of 649 Argentine military personnel, 255 British military personnel, and three Falkland Islanders.