This Day in Naval History - Oct. 09

Thursday, October 09, 2008

From the Navy News Service

1873 - Lt. Charles Belknap calls a meeting at the to establish the U.S. Naval Institute for the purpose of disseminating scientific and professional knowledge throughout the Navy.
1942 - The first three schools for enlisted WAVES open in , (yeoman); , (storekeepers); and (radiomen).
1945 - A parade in honors Fleet Adm. Chester W. Nimitz and 13 other Medal of Honor recipients.
1961 - USS Princeton (LPH 5) rescues 74 survivors of two shipwrecks ( lines Pioneer Muse and SS Shiek) from the .


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