This Day in Naval History – Oct. 22

Wednesday, October 21, 2009

1846 - Miss Lavinia Fanning Watson of Philadelphia christens the sloop-of-war Germantown, the first U.S. Navy ship sponsored by a woman.

1951 - First of seven detonations, Operation Buster-Jangle nuclear test.

1962 - President John F. Kennedy orders surface blockade (quarantine) of Cuba to prevent Soviet offensive weapons from reaching Cuba during the Cuban Missile Crisis.

(Source: Navy News Service)

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