Today in U.S. Naval History: July 9

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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.
 

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