This Day in Naval History – March 20

Friday, March 20, 2009

1833 - CDR Geisinger of Peacock negotiates first commercial treaty with King of Siam

1922 -USS Jupiter recommissioned as Langley, Navy's first aircraft carrier

1939 - Naval Research Lab recommends financing research program to obtain power from uranium.

2003 - U.S. began Operation Iraqi Freedom by launching cruise missiles from Navy ships in the Red Sea and Persian Gulf.

(Source: Navy News Service)

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