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21/1977 - President Jimmy Carter pardoned almost all Vietnam War draft evaders.
22/1944 - Amphibious Allied landings, Operation Shingle, start at Anzio.
23/1960 - Bathyscaph Trieste dives to deepest part of the ocean, the Marianas Trench, 36,000 feet deep.
23/1968 - North Korea seized the US Navy ship Pueblo, charging it had intruded into communist territorial waters on a spying mission. The crew was released 11 months later.
23/1991 - General Colin Powell, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, said allied forces achieved air superiority, and would focus air fire in Iraqi ground forces around Kuwait.
24/1942 - During the World War II Battle of Makassar Strait, U.S. destroyers attack a Japanese convoy in the first naval surface action in the Pacific.
24/1942 - The first offensive battle initiated by the U.S.Navy since the Spanish American war was the battle fought at Makassar Strait. Four destroyers involved were the antiquated WWI vintage four pipers: PARROTT (DD218), POPE (DD225), JOHN D. FORD (DD228) & PAUL JONES (DD230).
24/1942 - A special court of inquiry into America's lack of preparedness for the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor placed much of the blame on Rear Admiral Husband E. Kimmel and Lt. General Walter C. Short, the Navy and Army commanders. They both have since been exonerated.
24/1943 - President Franklin D. Roosevelt and British Prime Minister Winston Churchill concluded a wartime conference in Casablanca, Morocco. In 1965 on this date, Churchill died at age 90.
24/1991 - Helicopters from USS Leftwich (DD 984) and USS Nicholas (FFG 47) recapture the first Kuwaiti territory from Iraqi forces.
25/1943 - With 5,000 yard men working on her daily, building on Battleship Missouri is resumed. Injuries become quite common and frequent when nine out of ten workers required first aid from bone fractures and burns. More workers died or were killed during Missouri's construction than have died upon her from all other causes, since her commissioning.
25/1946 - Missouri underway for Cuba..
25/1963 - First Seabee Technical Assistance Team arrives in Vietnam.
26/1784 - In a letter to his daughter, Benjamin Franklin expressed his unhappiness over the choice of the eagle as the symbol of America, and expressed his own preference; the turkey.
26/1949 - USS Norton Sound, first guided missile ship, launches first guided missile.
27/1973 - The Vietnam peace accords were signed in Paris, formally bringing to an end the longest foreign war in US history.
28/1596 - English navigator Sir Francis Drake died off the coast of Panama; he was buried at sea.
28/1914 - US Marines land in Haiti to protect the US Consulate.
28/1915 - Congress joins Life Saving and Revenue Cutter Services to form the US Coast Guard.
28/1946 - Missouri arrives at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba and anchored.