This Day in Naval History - Aug. 19

Friday, August 19, 2005

From the Navy News Service

1812 - USS Constitution captures HMS Guerriere.

1818 - Captain James Biddle takes possession of Oregon Territory for the United States.

1967 - Operation Coronado IV begins in Mekong Delta.

1981 - Two VF-41 aircraft from USS Nimitz (CVN 68) shoot down two Libyan aircraft which fired on them over international waters.

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