Today in U.S. Naval History: July 25

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USS Houston with President Franklin D. Roosevelt on board (U.S. Naval Historical Center Photograph.)

Today in U.S. Naval History - July 25

1779 - Amphibious expedition against British in Penobscot Bay, Maine

1863 - U.S. Squadron bombards Fort Wagner, N.C.

1866 - Rank of Admiral created. David G. Farragut is appointed the first Admiral in the U.S. Navy

1898 - Landing party from armed yacht Gloucester occupies Guanica, Puerto Rico.

1912 - First specifications for naval aircraft published.

1934 - First President to visit Hawaii, Franklin D. Roosevelt, reaches Hilo on board USS Houston

1941 - Bureau of Ordnance issues first Navy "E"certificates (for excellence) for industry.

1943 - Launching of USS Harmon (DE-72), first ship named for African-American.

1990 - USS Cimarron rescues 25 refugees adrift southeast of Subic Bay, Philippines.

For more information about naval history, visit the Naval History and Heritage Command website at history.navy.mil.

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