This Day in Naval History - Dec. 23

Friday, December 23, 2005
From the Navy News Service

1826 - Capt. Thomas Catesby Jones of USS Peacock and King Kamehameha negotiate first treaty between Hawaii and a foreign power.

1910 - Lt. Theodore G. Ellyson becomes the first Naval officer sent to flight training.

1941 - The gallant defenders of Wake Island (Sailors, Marines, volunteer civilian contractors, and Army/Air Force radio detachment) surrender.

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