This Week In History

November 30, 2005– A new campaign against Iraqi insurgents begins with joint U.S.-Iraqi troops conducting Operation Iron Hammer in western Iraq.
December 01, 2012 - The USS Enterprise, the world’s first nuclear-powered aircraft carrier, is officially inactivated in ceremonies held at Naval Station Norfolk, Virginia, completing a 51-year career in the United States Navy
December 02, 1944 -  Two-day destroyer Battle of Ormoc Bay begins.
December 03, 1864 - Major General William Tecumseh Sherman met up with some resistance from Confederate troops at Thomas Station on his march to the sea. 
December 04, 1965 - Aircraft from USS John F. Kennedy (CV-67) and USS Independence (CV-62) launch strike against anti-aircraft positions in Lebanon that fired on U.S. aircraft.
December 05, 1941 - USS Lexington, one of the two largest aircraft carriers employed by the United States during World War II, makes its way across the Pacific in order to carry a squadron of dive bombers to defend Midway Island from an anticipated Japanese attack.
December 06, 2007 - The Washington Monument was completed by Army engineers 101 years after George Washington himself approved the location halfway between the proposed sites of the Capitol and the White House.




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