Today in U.S. Naval History: February 14

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Today in U.S. Naval History - February 14

1778 - John Paul Jones in Ranger receives first official salute to U.S. Stars and Strips flag by European country, at Quiberon, France.

1813 - Essex becomes first U.S. warship to round Cape Horn and enter the Pacific Ocean

1814 - USS Constitution captures British Lovely Ann and Pictou

1840 - Officers from USS Vincennes make first landing in Antarctica on floating ice

For more information about naval history, visit the Naval History and Heritage Command website at history.navy.mil.

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