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Today in U.S. Naval History: May 6

May 6, 2013

USS New Hampshire. Photo: U.S. Naval Historical Center Photograph.

USS New Hampshire. Photo: U.S. Naval Historical Center Photograph.

Today in U.S. naval history - May 6.

1909 - Great White Fleet anchors in San Francisco
1916 - First ship-to-shore radio telephone voice conversation from USS New Hampshire off Virginia Capes to SECNAV Josephus Daniels in Washington, DC
1942 – Capt. Milton Miles arrives in Chungking, China, to begin building an intelligence and guerilla training organization, Naval Group China
1945 - Naval landing force evacuates 500 Marshallese from Jaluit Atoll, Marshall Islands

For more information about U.S. naval history, visit the Naval Historical Center Web site at


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