Today in U.S. Naval History: July 9

Posted by Eric Haun
Wednesday, July 09, 2014
USS Wasp (Official U.S. Navy Photograph from the collections of the Naval Historical Center)

Today in U.S. Naval History - July 9

1846 - Sailors and Marines from USS Portsmouth occupy and raise flag over San Francisco.

1944 - Organized Japanese resistence ceases on Saipan, Marianas.

1960 - USS Wasp departs Guantanamo Bay to support United Nations effort to calm the newly independent Congo.

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

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