This Day in Naval History – August 9

Sunday, August 08, 2010

1815 - CAPT Stephen Decatur concludes treaty for U.S. with Tripoli

1842 - Signing of Webster-Ashburton Treaty under which U.S. and Great Britain agreed to cooperate in suppressing the slave trade.

1865 - Return of Naval Academy to Annapolis after 4 years at Newport, RI

1919 - Construction of rigid airship ZR-1 (Shenandoah) authorized

1941 - Atlantic Charter Conference is first meeting between President Roosevelt and Winston Churchill

1942 - Battle of Savo Island begins; First of many sea battles near Guadalcanal

1945 - Atomic bomb dropped on Nagasaki, Japan. Navy weaponeer arms the atomic bomb.

1949 - First use of pilot-ejection seat for emergency escape in U.S. made by LT Jack I. Fruin of VF-171 near Walterboro, SC

(Source: Navy News Service)

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