Today in U.S. Naval History - April 25
1862 - Union naval forces occupy New Orleans, La.
1898 - Congress declares war existed with Spain since April 21
1914 - First combat observation mission by Navy plane, at Veracruz, Mexico.
1959 - USS Eversole rescues 14 Chinese Nationalist fishermen from their sinking fishing trawler in the Formosa Strait.
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