This Day in Navy News Service – June 18

Friday, June 18, 2010

1812 - U.S. declares war on Great Britain for impressment of Sailors and interference with commerce

1942 - First African-American officer, Bernard W. Robinson, commissioned in Naval Reserve

1957 - CNO approves ship characteristics of the Fleet Ballistic Missile sumbarine

(Source: Navy News Service)
 

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