This Day in Naval History - July 06

Friday, July 06, 2007
From the Navy News Service 1747 - Birth of John Paul Jones at Arbigland, Scotland. 1898 - Armed Auxiliary Dixie captures Spanish Three Bells, Pilgrim and Greeman Castle. 1908 - Cmdr. Robert Peary sails in Roosevelt from New York to explore Arctic. 1911 - First naval aviation base established at Annapolis, Md. 1920 - Test and first use of radio compass in aircraft off Norfolk, Va. 1943 - Night Battle of Kula Gulf results in loss of two Japanese destroyers and USS Helena (CL 50). 1976 - First women enter U.S. Naval Academy.

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