This Day in Naval History - Aug. 04

Thursday, August 04, 2005
From the Navy News Service

1846 - Sailors and Marines from USS Congress capture Santa Barbara.

1858 - First trans-Atlantic cable completed by USS Niagara and British ship Agamemnon.

1944 - 5th Fleet carrier task forces begin air attack against Iwo Jima and the Bonin Islands.

1947 - Birthdate of the Medical Service Corps.

1964 - USS Turner Joy (DD 951) and USS Maddox (DD 731) report being attacked by North Vietnamese PT boats in Gulf of Tonkin.

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