Today in U.S. Naval History: July 8

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Monday, July 08, 2013
USS Jeannette (1879-1881) Engraving after a sketch by H.A. Ogden, depicting Jeannette leaving San Francisco, California, on July 8, 1879 to begin her Arctic expedition. (U.S. Naval Historical Center Photograph.)

Today in U.S. Naval History -July 8

1778 - Allied French fleet under Comte d'Estaing arrives in America.

1853 - Commodore Matthew C. Perry sails his squadron into Tokyo Bay.

1879 - USS Jeannette departs San Francisco to explore Arctic.

1944 - Naval bombardment of Guam begins.

For more information about naval history, visit the Naval Historical Center website at history.navy.mil.
 

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