This Day in Coast Guard History – August 5

Thursday, August 05, 2010

1889-The U.S. Life-Saving Service issued a circular prescribing an appropriate outfit for the keepers and surfmen.  This was the first time that uniforms were required for the Service.

1935-Congress passed the Anti-Smuggling Act, which broadened the jurisdiction of Coast Guard.

(Source: USCG Historian’s Office)
 

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