Today in U.S. Naval History: April 7

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USS Ohio (SSBN-726). U.S. Navy photo

Today in U.S. Naval History: April 7

1776 - Continental brig Lexington captures British Edward

1917 - Navy takes control of all wireless radio stations in the U.S.

1942 - Navy accepts African Americans for general service

1945 - Carrier aircraft defeat last Japanese Navy sortie (Battle of East China Sea); Yamato, world's largest battleship, and five other ships sunk

1979 - Launching of first Trident submarine, USS Ohio (SSBN-726) at Groton, Conn.

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

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