Today in U.S. Naval history - July 9
1846 - Sailors and Marines from USS Portsmouth occupy and raise flag over San Francisco.
1944 - Organized Japanese resistance ceases on Saipan, Marianas.
1960 - USS Wasp departs Guantanamo Bay to support United Nations effort to calm the newly independent Congo.
For more information about naval history, visit the Naval Historical Center website at history.navy.mil.