Today in U.S. Naval History - October 23
1944 - Battle of Leyte Gulf, a series of separate battles, begins with attacks on Japanese ships.
1983 - A suicide truck bomber attacks the Marine barracks at Beirut airport, Lebanon killing 241 (220 Marines, 18 Sailors and three soldiers)
1983 - Operation Urgent Fury (Grenada, West Indies) begins.
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