This Day in Naval History - May 03

Monday, May 05, 2008

By the Navy News Service

1861 - USS Surprise captures Confederate privateer .
1898 - Marines land at , , and raise flag.
1949 - First Navy firing of a high altitude Viking rocket at White Sands, NM.

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