Today in U.S. Naval History: October 7

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Monday, October 07, 2013
USS Washusett lithograph, courtesy of Charles H. Bogart. (U.S. Naval Historical Center Photograph.)

Today in U.S. Naval History - October 7

1864 - USS Washusett captures Confederate raider CSS Florida in harbor of Bahia, Brazil.

1924 - Rigid airship Shenandoah commences transcontinental flight.

1975 - President Gerald Ford signs law allowing admission of women into service academies (Public Law 94-106).

2001 - Operation Enduring Freedom begins with carrier air strikes, and ship and submarine Tomahamk strikes.

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

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