Thursday, December 22, 2016

On This Day In History The Continental Congress Created A Continental Navy


As History.com notes, on this day in 1775 the Continental Congress created a Continental Navy in Philadelphia.

You can read about the event via the below link:

http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/continental-congress-creates-a-continental-navy?cmpid=email-hist-tdih-2016-1222-12222016&om_rid=de5e4076c942a595dbda53f758321d197499484f6d117f61b6ac5c08e0d6f0aa&om_mid=126364523&kx_EmailCampaignID=8838&kx_EmailCampaignName=email-hist-tdih-2016-1222-12222016&kx_EmailRecipientID=de5e4076c942a595dbda53f758321d197499484f6d117f61b6ac5c08e0d6f0aa%20&os_ehash=44@experian:de5e4076c942a595dbda53f758321d197499484f6d117f61b6ac5c08e0d6f0aa

Note: The above U.S. Naval History and Heritage Command photo is of a painting by W. Nowland Van Powell. The painting depicts Lieutenant John Paul Jones raising the "Grand Union" flag on the Alfred as the ship was commissioned in Philadelphia.

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