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.
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