This Day in U.S. Naval History - April 13

Wednesday, April 13, 2011

1847 - Naval Forces begin 5 day battle to capture several towns in Mexico

 
1861 - Fort Sumter surrenders to Confederate forces
 
1960 - Navy's navigation satellite, Transit, placed into orbit from Cape Canaveral, FL and demonstrates ability to launch another satellite
 
(Source: Navy News Service)
 
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