This Day in Naval History - Nov. 20

Tuesday, November 20, 2007
From the Navy News Service 1856 - Cdmr. Andrew H. Foote lands at Canton, China, with 287 Sailors and Marines to stop attacks by Chinese on U.S. military and civilians. 1917 - USS Kanawha (AO 1), Noma and Wakiva sink German sub off France. 1933 - Navy crew (Lt. Cmdr. Thomas G. W. Settle and Maj. Chester I. Fordney, USMC) sets a world altitude record in a balloon (62,237 ft.) in flight into stratosphere. 1943 - Operation Galvanic, under command of Vice Adm. Raymond Spruance, lands Navy, Marine and Army forces on Tarawa and Makin. 1962 - President John F. Kennedy lifts the Blockade of Cuba.

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