This Day in U.S. Naval History – January 20

Thursday, January 20, 2011

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: U.S. Navy News Service)

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