This Day in Naval News Service – Jan. 20

Wednesday, January 20, 2010

1783 - Hostilities cease between Great Britain and the United States
 
1903 - Theordore Roosevelt issues Executive Order placing Midway Islands under jurisdiction of the Navy Department.
 
1914 - School for naval air training opens in Pensacola, FL.
 
1948 - Establishment of U.S. Persian Gulf Area Command (later changed to Middle East Force in August 1948).
 
(Source: Navy News Service)

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