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1781 – He was born this year in Burlington, Burlington, New Jersey but raised in Woodbury, NJ, the son of John and Martha (Tallman) Lawrence.   1798 – Even though he studied law, he entered the United States Navy as a midshipman this year.   1802 – He was commissioned a lieutenant on April 6 ..

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1866 – Born on September 4th in Pleasantville, New Jersey. American inventor who built the “Argonaut,” the first submarine to operate extensively in the open sea. 1883 – He established a foundry and machine shop near their home town. 1890 – Married to Margaret Vogel. 1893 – When the U.S. Navy announced a submarine design ..

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1760 – William Jones was born on January 19th in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. The 4th Secretary of the Navy.          – He was a successful merchant in Charleston, South Carolina, and in Philadelphia. 1800-1803 – He was elected to the United States House of Representatives and was offered the office of Secretary of the Navy, ..

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1755 – Robert Gray, born on the 10th of May in Tiverton, Rhode Island, and though little is known of his early life, he is said to have served in the Continental Navy during the American Revolutionary War. American sea captain, discoverer of the Columbia River. He probably served in the Continental navy in the ..

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1975 – Born on the 16th of September in Hadera, Israel. 1995 – He won the ASA Boardsailing Championship in Eilat, Israel. 1996 – Won an Olympic bronze medal for windsurfing, and was named Israeli Sportsman of the Year. 1999 – He won the International ASA Windsurfing Championship in Eilat. 2000 – He did not ..

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1864 – Born on the 17th of August in Denton, Texas, U.S.A. 1881 – He entered the Naval Academy on the 28th of September. 1885 – He graduated the Naval Academy on the 5th of June. 1887 – He was promoted to ensign on the 1st of July.         – He began three years of ..

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1540 – Born on Devonshire, England. An English admiral who circumnavigated the globe, played an important role in defeating the Spanish Armada, and was the most renowned seaman of the Elizabethan Age.   1549 – His detestation of Catholicism had its origins not only in his father’s teaching but in his own early experiences, when ..

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1466 – Born on November 30th in Oneglia, Italy. A Genoese condottiere and admiral, was born at Oneglia of an ancient Genoese family. 1503 – Fought in Corsica in the service of Genoa, at that time under French vassalage, and he took part in the rising of Genoa against the French, whom he compelled to ..

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