This Day in Naval History – Sept. 8

Tuesday, September 08, 2009

1923 - In disaster at Point Honda, California, 7 destroyers run aground through faulty navigation

1939 - President Franklin D. Roosevelt proclaims limited national emergency and increases enlisted strength in the Navy and Marine Corps; also authorizes the recall to active duty of officer, men and nurses on the retired lists of the Navy and Marine Corps

1954 - U.S. signs Manila Treaty forming SEATO

1958 - LT R. H. Tabor, wearing a Navy developed pressure suit, completes 72-hour simulated flight at altitudes as high a 139,000 feet. It was another step in the development of the Navy spacesuit, which NASA accepted in 1959 for use by Mercury astronauts.

(Source: Navy News Service)

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