This Day in Naval History - July 11

Wednesday, July 11, 2007
1798 - Reestablishment of Marine Corps under the Constitution.

1919 - Pay Corps renamed Supply Corps.

1943 - Gunfire from U.S. cruisers and destroyers stop German and Italian tank attack against Army beachhead at Gela, Sicily.

For more information on naval history, visit the Naval Historical Center Web site at www.history.navy.mil.

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