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Today in U.S. Naval History: October 7

October 7, 2013

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

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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