This Day in Naval History - July 09

Monday, July 09, 2007
From the Navy News Service 1846 - Sailors and Marines from USS Portsmouth occupy and raise flag over San Francisco. 1918 - Henry Ford launches first of 100 Eagle boats. 1944 - Organized Japanese resistence ceases on Saipan, Marianas. 1960 - USS Wasp (CVA 18) departs Guantanamo Bay to support United Nations effort to calm the newly independent Congo.
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