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May And Our Veterans: Some Dates

Written by veterans  |  24. May 2010

Lest we forget (as Wikipedia never does). 0501 - Loyalty Day 0507 - German submarine sinks Lusitania killing 1,198 people including 128 Americans (1915) 0507 - Khrushchev is holding American U-2 pilot Gary Powers.(1960) 0507 - Official End of Vietnam War (1975) 0508 - V-E Day (1945) 0510 - 1st Navy ship, the "United States," is launched (1797) 0510 - Barbary pirates of Tripoli declare war on the United States of America (1801) 0512 - Douglas MacArthur "Duty, Honor, Country" valedictory speech US Military Academy (1962) 0514 - WAAC Anniversary (1942) 0517 - Armed Forces Day 0517 - Iraqi missile hits the American frigate USS Stark in the Persian Gulf. 37 sailors die (1987) 0518 - Selective Service Act is passed, giving the President the power of conscription. (1917) 0519 - Mexico gives Texas to U.S., ending the war (1848) 0520 - U.S. military occupation of Cuba (since Jan 1, 1899) ends (1902) 0520 - Air Force Captain James Jabara becomes the first jet air ace in history. (1951) 0521 - American Red Cross Founded (1881) 0525 - The first atomic cannon is fired in Nevada (1953) 0529 - U.S. forces invade the Dominican Republic, stay until 1924 (1916) 0529 - World War II Memorial dedicated in Washington, D.C. (2004) 0530 - Memorial Day (Traditional) 0530 - U.S. Marines sent to Nicaragua to protect American interests (1912) --- Regards, Walt Schmidt

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