Today in Naval History


Today's Date: April 27, 2015


1805 - Naval forces capture Derne, Tripoli; raise U.S. flag over foreign soil.

1813 - U.S. Navy and Army forces capture York (now Toronto), Canada.

1861 - President Lincoln extended blockade of Confederacy to VA and NC ports.

1865 - Body of John Wilkes Booth brought to Washington Navy Yard.

Data retrieved from U.S. Navy