Monday, November 14, 2011

This Day in Naval History - Nov. 14

From the Navy News Service

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1846 - Naval forces capture Tampico, Mexico.
1910 - Civilian Eugene Ely pilots first aircraft to take off from a ship, USS Birmingham (CL 2) at Hampton Roads, Va. He lands safely on Willoughby Spit, Norfolk, Va.
1941 - Order to withdraw Marines at Shanghai, Peiping, and Tientsin, China.
1944 - Carrier aircraft attack Japanese shipping in Philippines sinking five ships and damaging one.

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