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This Day in Naval History - Nov 20 History RSS

Story Number: NNS020724-48  Release Date: 7/24/2002 14:32:00

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  • 1856 - During the Second Opium War, 287 Marines and Sailors from U.S. Navy ships Levant, Portsmouth, and San Jacinto land at Canton, China under the command of Cmdr. Andrew Foote. This action opens up diplomatic relations with China and the U.S. gains neutrality.

    1933 - Lt. Cmdr. Thomas G. W. Settle and Maj. Chester I. Fordney set a world altitude record at 61,237 ft. in a balloon flight into the stratosphere at Akron, Ohio.

    1943 - Vice Adm. Raymond A. Spruance's 5th Fleet lands Marine Corps and Army forces on Tarawa and Makin Atolls in the Gilbert Islands during Operation Galvanic.

    1943 - PBY aircraft sink Japanese cargo vessel Naples Maru off New Ireland.