Today in U.S. Naval History: January 28
Tuesday, January 28, 2014
USS Cook (U.S. Navy photo)

Today in U.S. Naval History - January 28

1778 - Second New Providence Expedition raised the flag with thirteen stripes over Fort Nassau.

1960 - Navy demonstrates value of moon communication relay, used in fleet broadcasts.

1962 - USS Cook (APD-130) rescues 25 survivors from after section of Panamanian tanker, SS Stanvac Sumatra, which broke in two in the South China Sea

1986 - Space shuttle Challenger explodes killing CDR Michael Smith, USN, and six other astronauts

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