Today in Naval History: October 8

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USS Princeton (CVS-7). Official U.S. Navy Photograph, from the collections of the Naval Historical Center.

Today in Naval History - October 8

1812 - Boat party under Lt. Jesse D. Elliott captures HMS Detroit and Caledonia in Niagara River.

1842 - Commodore Lawrence Kearny in USS Constitution addresses a letter to the Viceroy of China, urging that American merchants in China be granted the same treaty privileges as the British. His negotiations are successful.

1950 - First Marine Division commences embarkion at Inchon for landings at Wonsan, Korea.

1961 - USS Tulare (AKA-112) and USS Princeton (CVS-7) rescue seamen from an American and a Lebanese merchant ship, which were aground on Kita Daita Jima.

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

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