This Day in Naval History

Wednesday, September 14, 2011
  • 1814 - British bombardment of Fort McHenry inspires the Star Spangled Banner.
  • 1847 - Marine Brigade leads U.S. forces that storm Chapultepec Castle near Mexico City, inspiring one line of the Marine Hymn.
  • 1906 - Sailors and Marines from USS Denver land in Havana at the request of the Cuban government to preserve order during a revolution.
  • 1939 - Navy suspends transfers to the Fleet Reserve after 20 years of service and retains men on active duty.
  • 1985 - Commander Middle East Force orders escort of Military Sealift Ships in Persian Gulf because of Iranian seizure of merchant vessels.

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