This Day in Naval History – Dec. 23

Tuesday, December 23, 2008

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

1910 - LT Theodore G. Ellyson becomes first naval officer sent to flight training.

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

(Source: Navy News Service)

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