Today in U.S. Naval History: July 24

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Today in U.S. Naval History - July 24

1813- Sailing Master Elijah Mix attempts to blow up British warship Plantagenet with a torpedo near Cape Henry, Va.

1944 - Following 43 days of naval gunfire and air bombardment, Naval Task Force lands Marines on Tinian.

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