This Day in Naval History – Sept. 21

Sunday, September 20, 2009

1858 - Sloop Niagara departs Charleston, SC, for Liberia with African slaves rescued from slave ship.

1923 - Asiatic Fleet completes mission of aiding earthquake victims in Japan.

1939 - President Franklin D. Roosevelt asks Congress to repeal the arms embargo provision of the Neutrality Act.

1944 - Aircraft from 12 carriers commence 2-day attack against Japanese ships and airfields on Luzon, Philippine Islands.

1984 - Mid East Force begins escort of U.S. flagged vessels in Persian Gulf.

(Source: Navy News Service)

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