Today in U.S. Naval History: August 21

Posted by Eric Haun
Thursday, August 21, 2014
USS Trenton making Sail, probably while in New York Harbor in the mid-1880s. The original print is a letterpress reproduction of a photograph by E.H. Hart, 1162 Broadway, New York City, published circa the 1880s by the Photo-Gravure Company, New York. U.S. Naval Historical Center Photograph.

Today in U.S. Naval History - August 21

1800 - U.S. Marine Corps Band gave its first concert in Washington, D.C.

1883 - Installation of the first electric lighting on a US Navy Ship completed on USS Trenton.

1920 - Radio station built by U.S. Navy and French Government transmits first wireless message heard around the world. At time it was the most powerful radio station in the world.

1951 - First contract for nuclear-powered submarine awarded.

1965 - Launch of Gemini 5, piloted by LCDR Charles Conrad Jr., USN, who completed 120 orbits in almost eight days at an altitude of 349.8 km. Recovery was by helicopter from USS Lake Champlain (CVS-39).

1980 - USS Truxtun rescues 42 Vietnamese refugees and USS Merrill rescues 62 Vietnamese refugees, more than 200 miles southeast of Saigon

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

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