This Day in Naval History - April 03

Thursday, April 03, 2008

From the Navy News Service

1797 - Capt. Thomas Truxtun issues the first known American signal book using numerary system.
1942 - Adm. Chester Nimitz is named commander-in-chief, Pacific Ocean Areas, a joint command, and retained his other title, commander-in-chief, U.S. Pacific Fleet.
1992 - The first five coed recruit companies from Naval Training Center Orlando, Fla., graduate.

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