This Day in Naval History - Aug. 28


Story Number: NNS020718-41Release Date: 7/18/2002 4:54:00 PM
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From the Navy News Service

1867 - Captain William Reynolds of Lackawanna raises U.S. flag over Midway Island and took formal possession of these islands for the United States.
1942 - One hundred twenty women, each commissioned directly as an ensign or lieutenant j.g., reported to "USS Northampton," Smith College for training.
1952 - Units on USS Boxer (CV 21) launch explosive-filled drone which explodes against railroad bridge near Hungnam, Korea. First guided missile launched from ship during Korean Conflict.
1965 - Commander Scott Carpenter and nine aquanauts enter SeaLab II, 205 ft. below Southern California's waters to conduct underwater living and working tests.
1991 - A helicopter from USS America (CV 66) rescues three civilian sailors who spent 10 days in a lifeboat 80 miles off Capt May, N.J., after their sailboat capsized.
1992 - Navy and Marine forces begin providing disaster relief after Typhoon Omar hit Guam.
1992 - Marines and Army forces begin providing disaster relief in Florida after Hurricane Andrew.

For more information on naval history, visit the Naval Historical Center Web site at www.history.navy.mil.

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