This Week In History
June 29, 1966 - During the Vietnam War, U.S. aircraft bomb the major North Vietnamese population centers of Hanoi and Haiphong for the first time, destroying oil depots located near the two cities.
June 30, 1943 - General Douglas MacArthur launches Operation Cartwheel, a multi-pronged assault on Rabaul and several islands in the Solomon Sea in the South Pacific.
July 01, 1958 -The new Atlantic merchant vessel [known by the acronym AMVER] position reporting program was established
July 02, 1926 - The Distinguished Flying Cross was established in the Air Corps Act
July 03, 2002 - The first of the Coast Guard’s Maritime Safety and Security Teams (MSSTs), MSST-91101 was commissioned in Seattle, Washington on 3 July 2002.
July 04, 1776 - The Continental Congress approved adoption of the amended Declaration of Independence, prepared by Thomas Jefferson and signed by John Hancock–President of the Continental Congress–and Charles Thomson, Congress secretary, without dissent.
July 05 2008- The US Coast Guard launches the USCGC Bertholf, it’s first National Security Cutter.