This Day in Naval History - Oct. 08


Story Number: NNS020709-02Release Date: 7/9/2002 8:04:00 AM
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From the Navy News Service

1812 - A boat party under Lt. Jesse D. Elliott captures HMS Detroit and Caledonia in the Niagara River.
1842 - Commodore Lawrence Kearny of 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 - The 1st Marine Division commences embarkation at Inchon for landings in 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 on naval history, visit the Naval Historical Center Web site at www.history.navy.mil.

 
 
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