Today in U.S. Naval History: July 8

Posted by Eric Haun
Tuesday, July 08, 2014
USS Jeannette in 1879. Engraving by George T. Andrew after a design by M.J. Burns. (U.S. Naval History and Heritage Command Photograph)

Today in U.S. Naval History - July 8

1778 - Allied French fleet under Comte d'Estaing arrives in America.

1853 - Commodore Matthew C. Perry sails his squadron into Tokyo Bay.

1879 - USS Jeannette departs San Francisco to explore Arctic.

1944 - Naval bombardment of Guam begins.

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

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