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5/1855 - USS Plymouth crew skirmishes with Chinese troops.
5/1991 - Missouri at anchor at Manama, Bahrain.
6/1759 - George Washington and Martha Dandridge Custis were married.
6/1838 - Samuel Morse first publicly demonstrated his telegraph, in Morristown, NJ.
6/1941 - The keel of Battleship Missouri is laid down by New York Naval Shipyard, Brooklyn, NY.
6/1941 - President Franklin Roosevelt delivers his "Four Freedoms" speech outlining four goals: Freedom of speech and expression, Freedom of people to worship God in their own way, Freedom from want, and Freedom from Fear. In 1943, Norman Rockwell illustrated these freedoms in his paintings.
6/1942 - Pan American Airways "Pacific Clipper" arrived in New York after making the first round the world trip by a commercial airplane.
6/1942 - Japanese capture 11 Navy Nurses in Manila, Philippines.
6/1967 - US Marines and South Vietnamese troops launched Operation "Deckhouse Five," an offensive in the Mekong River delta.
6/1990 - Iraqi President Saddam Hussein told his country to prepare for a long war against what he called tyranny represented by the United States.
7/1789 - First national presidential election held in the United States.
7/1942 - The WW II siege of Bataan began.
7/1960 - First fully guided flight of Polaris missile.
7/1979 - Vietnamese forces captured the Cambodian capitol, Phnom Penh, overthrowing the Khmer Rouge government.
7/1989 - Emperor Hirohito of Japan died at age 87; he was succeeded by his son Crown Prince Akihito.
7/1990 - Defense Secretary Dick Cheney canceled plans to buy the A-12 stealth attack plane for the Navy.
8/1815 - US forces led by Andrew Jackson, defeat the British in the Battle of New Orleans thus closing the War of 1812.
8/1847 - Battle of San Gabriel. Navy, Marines, Army defeat Mexicans in California.
8/1918 - President Woodrow Wilson outlined his 14 points for peace after World War I.
9/1945 - American forces began landing at Lingayen Gulf in the Philippines, with most units encountering little resistance from the Japanese.