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CAMILLE BOHANNON


James Butler "Wild Bill" Hickok (May 27, 1837 – August 2, 1876)


This Colt Model 1851 Navy revolver, on display in the  Buffalo Bill Museum, belonged to James B. "Wild Bill" Hickok.


1956

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PRESIDENT  FRANKLIN DELANO ROOSEVELT.

 

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LAUNCHED ON THIS DAY IN 1797

USS Constitution is a wooden-hulled, three-masted heavy frigate of the United
States Navy, named by President George Washington after the Constitution of
the United States of America. The Constitution was one of six original frigates
authorized for construction by the Naval Act of 1794 and was the third to be
constructed.

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USS Constitution fires a 17-gun salute near U.S. Coast Guard Base
Boston during the ship’s Independence Day demonstration last year
in Boston Harbor.

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ESTABLISHED ON THIS DAY IN 1845

The United States Naval Academy is a four-year coeducational federal service
academy
located in Annapolis, Maryland. It was established by then under
Secretary of the Navy George Bancroft. It is the second-oldest of the United 
States’ five service academies, and educates officers for commissioning 
primarily into the United States Navy and United States Marine Corps.



George Bancroft
(October 3, 1800 – January 17, 1891)

 

                                       

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USS SARATOGA TO BE SCRAPPED FOR 1-CENT

SARATOGA

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USS Saratoga (CVA 60) was commissioned April 14, 1956

The USS Saratoga, the legendary aircraft carrier that played a key role in the
Cuban Missile Crisis, Vietnam and Gulf wars, is destined for dismantling after
the Navy paid one penny to a Texas firm to recycle the 81,101-ton behemoth.

The once-mighty vessel is the second of three conventionally-powered carriers
to set to sail to the scrapyard, following another one-cent deal involving the
Forrestal in October. ESCO Marine, of Brownsville, will pay to tow, dismantle 
and recycle the ship, which was decommissioned in 1994 after more than 38
years of service. Efforts to spare the ship failed, as they did with the Forrestal
last year.

 

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