Today in U.S. Naval History: April 3

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Admiral Chester W. Nimitz (Official U.S. Navy Photograph, National Archives)

Today in U.S. Naval History - April 3

1797 - Capt. Thomas Truxtun issued first known American signal book using numerary system

1942 - Adm. Nimitz named Commander-in-Chief, Pacific Ocean Areas, a joint command, and retained his other title, Commander-in-Chief, Pacific Fleet

1992 - First five coed recruit companies graduate from Orlando, Fla. Naval Training Center.

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

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