This Day in U.S. Naval History - March 9

Wednesday, March 09, 2011

 1798 - Appointment of first surgeon U.S. Navy, George Balfour

 
1847 - Commodore David Connor leads successful amphibious assault near Vera Cruz, Mexico
 
1862 - First battle between ironclads, USS Monitor and CSS Virginia
 
1914 - Test of wind tunnel at Washington Navy Yard
 
(Source: Navy News Service)

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