This Day in Naval History - Oct. 10

Friday, October 10, 2008

From the Navy News Service

1845 - The , later the , opens in , with 50 midshipmen and seven faculty.
1923 - First American-built rigid airship, Shenandoah, is christened. It used helium gas instead of hydrogen.
1944 - The Leyte campaign begins with the attack of four carrier task groups of Task Force 38 on and Ryukyus.
1960 - Navy assigned responsibility for program management and technial direction of Project SPASUR, the first universal satellite detection and tracking network.
1985 - Fighters from USS Saratoga (CV 60) force an Egyptian airliner, with the hijackers of the cruise ship Achille Lauro aboard, to , where the hijackers were taken into custody.

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