This Day in Naval History

Monday, April 26, 2004
1805 - Naval forces capture Derne, Tripoli; raise first U.S. flag over foreign soil.

1813 - U.S. Navy and Army forces capture York (now Toronto), Canada.

1861 - President Lincoln extended blockade of Confederacy to Virginia and North Carolina ports.

1865 - Body of John Wilkes Booth brought to Washington Navy Yard.

(From the Navy News Service)

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