This Day in Naval History – April 27

Monday, April 27, 2009

1805 - Naval forces capture Derne, Tripoli; raise 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 VA and NC ports

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

(Source: Navy News Service)

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