Today in Naval History


Today's Date: September 21, 2014


1858 - Sloop Niagara departs Charleston, SC, for Liberia with African slaves rescued from slave ship.

1923 - Asiatic Fleet completes mission of aiding earthquake victims in Japan.

1939 - President Franklin D. Roosevelt asks Congress to repeal the arms embargo provision of the Neutrality Act.

1944 - Aircraft from 12 carriers commence 2-day attack against Japanese ships and airfields on Luzon, Philippine Islands.

1984 - Mid East Force begins escort of U.S. flagged vessels in Persian Gulf.

Data retrieved from U.S. Navy