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This day in Naval History
Sept. 5
1776—The Continental Navy adopts the first uniforms for naval officers. The dress prescribed was extremely somber and reflected the attitude of the Congress to eliminate the ornate trappings evidenced in the Royal Navy and move towards a democratic society. The naval officers quickly rebelled and demanded a more ornate uniform with dark blue coat and tri-corner hat, colored facings, and cuffs with gold buttons and lace, a uniform strikingly similar to that of the Royal Navy.
1781—During the Battle of the Virginia Capes, the French prevent the British fleet from entering the Chesapeake Bay to relieve Maj. Gen. Lord Cornwallis' army at Yorktown, Va. After a siege by American and French forces, Cornwallis is forced to surrender on Oct. 19, 1781, leading the British to abandon the effort to prevent American independence.
1813—The schooner USS Enterprise captures the brig HMS Boxer off Portland, Maine in a 20-minute battle where both commanding officers die in battle.
1918—The transport, USS Mount Vernon (ID# 4508), is torpedoed by German submarine U-82 off France. Thirty-six of her crew are killed and another 13 are injured, but damage control efforts contain her flooding and keep her underway.
1923—The U.S. Asiatic Fleet arrives at Yokohama, Japan, to provide medical assistance and supplies after the Great Kanto earthquake, occurs just days prior. On Sept. 1, during the earthquake, Lt. j.g. Thomas J. Ryan rescues a woman from the burning Grand Hotel in Yokohama.  For his "extraordinary heroism" on that occasion, he is awarded the Medal of Honor.
1946—USS Franklin D. Roosevelt (CVB 42), and four escorts visit Greece to underscore U.S. support for the Greek Government which faces a Communist insurgency.
1990—During Operation Desert Shield, USS Acadia (AD 42) departs San Diego for the first war-time deployment of male-female crew on combat vessel.
 
Thanks to CHINFO
Executive Summary:
National news headlines include Tropical Storm Gordon making land fall in the Gulf Coast and continued coverage on the congressional hearings regarding the Supreme Court nominee. A Class A mishap involving an F-35C occurred during an at-sea aerial refueling exercise while flying from USS Abraham Lincoln reports USNI News. The engine of an F-35C was damaged when debris from the aerial refueling basket of an F/A-18F was ingested into the F-35C's engine intake. The pilot was able to safely land the damaged plane on the Lincoln. USNI News also reports that the Navy is monitoring Tropical Storm Gordon as it approaches the Gulf Coast, although major disruptions are not expected. Additionally, the Navy accepted delivery of the future USS Charleston on Friday.
 
Today in History
September 5
1666

The Fire of London is extinguished after two days.
1664

After days of negotiation, the Dutch settlement of New Amsterdam surrenders to the British, who will rename it New York.
1792

Maximilien Robespierre is elected to the National Convention in France.
1804

US Navy lieutenant Richard Somers and members of his crew are buried at Tripoli; they died when USS Intrepid exploded while entering Tripoli harbor on a mission to destroy the enemy fleet there during the First Barbary War.
1816

Louis XVIII of France dissolves the chamber of deputies, which has been challenging his authority.
1859

Harriot E. Wilson's Our Nig, is published, the first U.S. novel by an African American woman.
1867

The first shipment of cattle leaves Abilene, Kansas, on a Union Pacific train headed to Chicago.
1870

Author Victor Hugo returns to Paris from the Isle of Guernsey where he had lived in exile for almost 20 years.
1877

The great Sioux warrior Crazy Horse is fatally bayoneted at age 36 by a soldier at Fort Robinson, Nebraska.
1878

Bat Masterson, Wyatt Earp, Bill Tilghman and Clay Allison, four of the West's most famous gunmen, meet in Dodge City, Kansas.
1905

The Russian-Japanese War ends as representatives of the combating empires, meeting in New Hampshire, sign the Treaty of Portsmouth. Japan achieves virtually all of its original war aims.
1910

Marie Curie demonstrates the transformation of radium ore to metal at the Academy of Sciences in France.
1944

Germany launches its first V-2 missile at Paris, France.
1958

Martin Luther King Jr. is arrested in an Alabama protest for loitering and fined $14 for refusing to obey police.
1960

Leopold Sedar Sengingor, poet and politician, is elected president of Senegal, Africa.
1969

Charges are brought against US lieutenant William Calley in the March 1968 My Lai Massacre during Vietnam War.
1972

"Black September," a Palestinian terrorist group take 11 Israeli athletes hostage at the Olympic Games in Munich; by midnight all hostages and all but 3 terrorists are dead.
1975

President Gerald Ford evades an assassination attempt in Sacramento, California.
1977

Hanns-Martin Schleyer, a German business executive who headed to powerful organization and had been an SS officer during WW2, is abducted by the left-wing extremist group Red Army Faction, who execute him on Oct. 18.
1977

Voyager 1 space probe launched.
1978

Israel's Menachem Begin and Egypt's Anwar Sadat begin discussions on a peace process, at Camp David, Md.
1980

World's longest tunnel opens; Switzerland's St. Gotthard Tunnel stretches 10.14 miles (16.224 km) from Goschenen to Airolo.
1984

Space Shuttle Discovery lands afters its maiden voyage.
1996

Hurricane Fran comes ashore near Cape Fear, No. Car. It will kill 27 people and cause more than $3 billion in damage.
 
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From "the Turtle" to 9/11
by W. Thomas Smith Jr.
09/07/2010
 
This Week in American Military History:
Sept. 7, 1776:  Just before dawn, an odd-looking barrel-shaped craft silently makes its way down the Hudson River from Manhattan toward a British warship, HMS Eagle, anchored in New York Harbor.
The craft, designed by Yale graduate David Bushnell and christened "Turtle," is piloted by a Continental Army sergeant who is hand-cranking two screws for propulsion. As the Turtle nears its target, the pilot opens a valve allowing enough water into a small ballast tank, increasing the weight of the craft and causing it to slip beneath the surface. Maneuvering underwater, the pilot positions his craft below the Eagle then attempts to bore a hole through the enemy hull.
If everything goes according to plan, a timed explosive-device is to be placed into the hole. The device will then detonate after the Turtle makes its escape.
The operation, however, will not be successful, as the pilot will be unable to drill through a layer of copper sheathing on the enemy hull. But the bold attempt will go down in history as one of America's great Naval milestones.
Bushnell's Turtle is not the first functional submarine in history (Dutch inventor Cornelius Drebbel's "underwater boat" successfully navigated a portion of England's Thames River in 1623). But the Turtle is the first–ever submarine to be used as an attack platform in combat.
 
Sept. 8, 1781:  Continental Army forces under the command of Maj. Gen.
Nathaniel Greene clash with British forces under Lt. Col. Alexander Stewart in the Battle of Eutaw Springs (S.C.).
Which of the two armies will actually gain the tactical advantage will be debated into the 21st century. But it will in fact prove to be a strategic victory for the Continentals as the British – bloodied, though not quite as severely as the Continentals – will be forced to abandon much of their previously gained ground in the South.
 
Sept. 9, 1776:  The United Colonies are renamed the United States.
 
Sept. 9, 1943:  American and British forces begin hitting the beaches at Salerno, Italy in Operation Avalanche.
One U.S. sailor describing the landings will say: "German planes would come out of the sun and strafe the beaches … The German pilots [were] almost at eye level as they went up the beaches. If you were caught in the open, all you could do was to fall on your face and pray. There was no cover."
 
Sept. 11, 1777:  British forces under the command of Gen. William Howe decisively defeat Continental forces under Gen. George Washington during the Battle of the Brandywine. Though a British victory, Howe is stunned by the tenacity and resistance of his American foe.
 
Sept. 11, 1814:  American forces under the command of U.S. Army Brig. Gen.
Alexander Macomb and U.S. Navy Capt. Thomas MacDonough decisively defeat British forces "on land and lake" in the Battle of Plattsburgh (also known as the Battle of Lake Champlain) during the War of 1812.
 
Sept. 11, 2001:  Islamist terrorists inspired and led by Al Qaeda leader Osama bin Laden hijack and crash two commercial airliners into the World Trade Center. A third slams into the Pentagon. A fourth crashes into the Pennsylvania countryside during a brave attempt by American passengers to retake the aircraft.
 
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1990 - USS Acadia (AD-42) departs San Diego for first war-time deployment of male-female crew on combat vessel
 1698: Russia's Peter the Great imposed a tax on beards.
1950: Beetle Bailey, a Comic Strip by Mort Walker, debuts in newspapers.  56 years and still a private!
On this day in history (September 5):
 1698: Russia's Peter the Great imposed a tax on beards. 
1950: Beetle Bailey, a Comic Strip by Mort Walker, debuts in newspapers.  56 years and still a private!
 And today is:
 National Cheese Pizza Day
 Today's quotes:
 Camping Tip:  In an emergency, a drawstring from a parka hood can be used to strangle a snoring tent mate.
I'm not saying he's old, but he does have an autographed Bible.
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The Top 5 DVDs for Rent at Fast Food Restaurants
Indiana Jones and the Last Croissanwich
Happy Meal Gilmore
Body Doubled
Five Greasy Pieces
My Big Fat Cheeks Spreading
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 A woman went to a pet shop & immediately spotted a large, beautiful parrot..There was a sign on the cage that said $50.00.
"Why so little," she asked the pet store owner.
 The owner looked at her and said, "Look, I should tell you first that this bird used to live in a house of Prostitution and sometimes it says some pretty vulgar stuff."
The woman thought about this, but decided she had to have the bird any way. She took it home and hung the bird's cage up in her living room and waited for it to say something.  The bird looked around the room, then at her, and said, "New house, new madam."
The woman was a bit shocked at the implication, but then thought "that's really not so bad."
When her 2 teenage daughters returned from school the bird saw and said,"New house, new madam, new girls."
The girls and the woman were a bit offended but then began to laugh about the situation considering how and where the parrot had been raised.
Moments later, the woman's husband Ray came home from work. The bird looked at him and said, "Hi, Ray!"
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If Women Ran The World
A man would no longer be considered a good catch simply because he is breathing.
Women with cold hands would give men prostate exams.
Men would not be allowed to eat gas-producing foods within two hours of bedtime.
Little girls would read "Snow White and the Seven Hunks"
All toilet seats would be nailed down.
Men would HAVE to get Playboy for the articles, because there would be no pictures.
For basic training, soldiers would have to take care of a two-year old for six weeks.
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ROLLING THUNDER REMEMBERED… 5 SEPTEMBER 1968… THE WAR AT HOME: CHICAGO, 28 AUGUST 1968…
September 4, 2018Bear Taylor
RIPPLE SALVO… #915… AT THE DEMOCRATIC NATIONAL CONVENTION TENS OF THOUSANDS OF ANTI-VIETNAM WAR PROTESTERS WENT TO WAR WITH THE CHICAGO POLICE. AND/OR VICE VERSA… Humble Host takes a brief look at one of the most violent episodes in American civil disobedience and suggests a refresher course on the condition of American society in September 1968 by viewing a few clips of the Anti-war Demonstrations at the Democratic National Convention, August 28, 1968. Operation Rolling Thunder–the bombing of North Vietnam– was a principal target of the demonstrators angst… Google it or try this:
NYT, 31-AUG-68: "BALANCING LIBERTY AND ORDER"… "A few hours after Vice President Humphrey condemned violence that had rocked Chicago's streets, 'whatever the source,' and urged the nation to 'resolve that never, never again shall we see what we have seen,' Chicago policemen swarmed onto the fifteenth floor of the Conrad Hilton Hotel and clubbed supporters of Senator McCarthy they suspected of tossing ash trays and bottles from windows. Youngsters were pulled from their rooms–some from their beds–an beaten savagely with nightsticks. The spectacle of continued police brutality in Chicago, a brutality condoned by an insensitive mayor, stands in sharp contrast to the peaceful protests Senator McCarthy's supporters held in New York and the reason and restraint this city's police exercised. Protesters stunned the New York police by signing a hastily scratched petition thanking them for their handling of a demonstration that under the approach fostered by Mayor Daley could have become as bloody as those in Chicago."… but first…
GOOD MORNING… Day NINE HUNDRED FIFTEEN daily reflections on the war that divided our beloved country fifty years ago; and remembering the great men who did the fighting in the air over North Vietnam for better or worse… The Strategy of Gradual Defeat was followed to a "T"…
HEAD LINES from The New York Times on Thursday, 5 Thursday 1968…
THE WAR: Page 15: "FIGHTING RENEWS NEAR SAIGON–ENEMY DEATH TOLL IS 146–3 Helicopters And Jet Fighter Downed By Foe's Fire–Nhatrang Is Shelled"… "…in two battles near Saigon, American and South Vietnamese riflemen were reported to have killed 146 enemy troops. elsewhere, enemy gunners brought down three American helicopters and a jet bomber while a United States destroyer sank 34 supply boats along the North Vietnamese coast… Before dawn, the enemy struck twice at the coastal city of Nhatrang with barrages of mortar an recoilless-rifle fire that killed one policeman and wounded 38 other persons, including 21 South Vietnamese civilians… the heaviest fighting took place 58 miles west-northwest of Saigon, where South Vietnamese rangers reported killing 105 enemy troops. American planes supported the South Vietnamese troops… One of the helicopters that crashed had been hovering over a bomb crater–the only clearing in a dense jungle about 70 miles northwest of Saigon–for more than an hour while crew members recovered the pilot and co-pilot of an Air Force F-4 that had been shot down earlier…two of the helo crew were trying to lift the pilot of the jet into the helo when a spray of bullets ripped into the tail rotor and smashed the controls. The helo was badly damaged but the men were not injured. Two light observation helos swooped in to retrieve the jet crewmen–both of whom were injured– and an Air Force helo later picked up the crew of the downed helo."….
Much more Thanks to THE Bear at http://www.rollingthunderremembered.com/
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Item Number:1 Date: 09/05/2018 AFGHANISTAN - U.S. SOLDIER DIES IN SUSPECTED INSIDER ATTACK (SEP 05/MILTIMES)  MILITARY TIMES -- A U.S. soldier has been killed and another injured in an apparent insider attack in eastern Afghanistan, reports the Military Times.   The attack happened at Forward Operating Base Shank in Logar province early Monday afternoon, said Afghan officials, as cited by the New York Times.   A security meeting was taking place at the base when a visiting police officer opened fire, said Gen. Abdul Raziq, the commander of the Afghan 4th Brigade, 203 Corps, which operates from the base.   The officer was arrested. He told interrogators that there was firing before he started shooting and the soldier was hit, Raziq said.   The injured servicemember is in stable condition, said officials from the NATO-led Resolution Support Mission in Afghanistan.   Separately, a U.S. servicemember died in a non-combat related incident in eastern Afghanistan on Tuesday, according to an official release from NATO's Resolute Support mission. This was the seventh American fatality in Afghanistan this year, noted the Stars and Stripes.  
Item Number:5 Date: 09/05/2018 IRAQ - 6 KILLED AFTER SECURITY FORCES OPEN FIRE ON DEMONSTRATIONS IN BASRA (SEP 05/ARAB)  ARAB NEWS -- Six people have been killed and 39 injured after security forces opened fire on demonstrators in southern Iraq, reports the Arab News.   On Tuesday, security forces fired live rounds and tear gas after protestors attempted to enter a government building in Basra and set it on fire, said police and medical sources.   Twenty-two security personnel were reportedly injured, including some from a hand grenade, according to Reuters.   A curfew was announced following the incident.   The deaths came a day after another demonstrator was killed by security forces.   During a weekly press conference, Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi said that live rounds were not to be used when dealing with protests, reported the Iraqi News.   An investigation into Tuesday's deaths has been opened, he said.   Protests against unemployment and poor government services have been ongoing in the oil-rich city since July. Similar demonstrations have popped up across Iraq.   Residents say the government is corrupt and has permitted infrastructure to deteriorate in the region.   At least 21 people have been killed since the protests began, reported Agence France-Presse.  
Item Number:7 Date: 09/05/2018 NIGERIA - 11 KILLED IN LATEST VIOLENCE BETWEEN HERDERS, FARMERS (SEP 05/NINAT)  NATION (NIGERIA) -- At least 11 people have been killed and 12 wounded in an attack in central Nigeria, reports the Nation (Lagos).   On Sunday, gunmen entered a town near Jos, the capital of Plateau state, and opened fire, said witnesses.   The Punch (Nigeria) reported that the attackers then laid an ambush in the state's Kwall district, killing another three people.   Police from Jos A Command were deployed to the area after the attacks. Some youth in the area responded on Monday by burning a police vehicle and attacking the officers, injuring at least two, reported Naija News.   The violence is believed to be linked to ongoing clashes between herders and sedentary farmers across the country.   According to the International Crisis Group, more than 1,500 people have been killed this year in fighting, which often begins after herders are accused of allowing their flock to graze on farmland.   The clashes have been exacerbated by dry conditions, climate change and an inconsistent response from the central government.  
  Item Number:9 Date: 09/05/2018 PHILIPPINES - LACK OF RESTRICTIONS MAKES ISRAELI WEAPONS DESIRABLE, SAYS DUTERTE (SEP 05/TOI)  TIMES OF ISRAEL -- During a visit to Israel, Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte said that his government will only purchase weapons and military equipment from Israel due to its lack of restrictions, reports the Times of Israel.   Duterte met with his Israeli counterpart Reuven Rivlin in Jerusalem on Tuesday.   The U.S., Germany and China maintain restrictions on weapons sales, Duterte said without providing details.   Rivlin was criticized for meeting with Duterte, who has been denounced by human-rights groups for his violent, extrajudicial war on drugs that has claimed nearly 12,000 lives.   "We are working with any country that wants to fight terrorism," said Rivlin.   Duterte's visit was also expected to include a display of advanced weapons arranged by the Israeli Defense Ministry and the signing of an oil exploration license that is being granted to Israel's Ratio Petroleum, reported Haaretz (Israel).  
  Item Number:10 Date: 09/05/2018 PHILIPPINES - MAYOR ON DUTERTE'S DRUG LIST SHOT DEAD (SEP 05/RAP)  RAPPLER -- The mayor of a central Philippine city is dead after he was shot by unknown gunmen, reports the Rappler (Philippines).   Four unknown gunmen broke into the office of Mariano Blanco III, the mayor of Ronda in Cebu province, on Wednesday and opened fire, said the local police chief.   The Philippine National Police were investigating "politics" as the motive for the killing, officials said.   The Duterte administration said Blanco was linked to the drug trade and stripped him of his police powers in October 2017.   Blanco denied the allegations and had been sleeping in his office as a safety precaution, reported Al Jazeera (Qatar).   The vice mayor of Ronda, Jonah John Ungab, Blanco's nephew, was shot and killed in February, noted the Philippine Daily Inquirer. Ungab, a lawyer, served as legal counsel for admitted drug lord Kerwin Espinosa   Blanco's killing is the 11th such assassination since President Rodrigo Duterte assumed office in June 2016
Item Number:13 Date: 09/05/2018 TUNISIA - 4 MEMBERS OF ISIS GROUP KILLED, 3 INJURED IN JOINT OPERATION (SEP 05/ASHARQ)  ASHARQ AL-AWSAT -- The Tunisian armed forces say they have killed four suspected terrorists and wounded three others in an operation with local security forces in central Tunisia, reports Asharq Al-Awsat (London).   Airstrikes targeted the militants in their hideouts in the Mghila mountains, said military sources.   The suspects belonged to local ISIS affiliate Jund al-Khilafah, said the ministry of defense.   At least four soldiers were injured in land mine explosions during the operation, said the ministry.   The government ordered reinforcements at border crossings following the operation
Item Number:14 Date: 09/05/2018 UKRAINE - SEPARATIST LEADER DIES IN BOMBING IN DONETSK (SEP 05/DEWELLE)  DEUTSCHE WELLE -- The head of the self-proclaimed, Russian-backed Donetsk People's Republic in eastern Ukraine has been killed in a bomb attack, reports Deutsche Welle.   Alexander Zakharchenko, 42, the head of the Donetsk People's Republic since 2014, was killed when a bomb exploded in a cafe in Donetsk on Aug. 31.   His bodyguard was killed and 12 people were injured in the blast.   The attack was a provocation aimed at disrupting the Minsk peace process, Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov claimed on Saturday. "Normandy format" talks have become impossible any time soon, he said.   The Ukrainian government denied the accusations, saying Zakharchenko was likely killed on Moscow's orders or as a result of internal power struggles in the separatist region.   The separatist state named Dmitry Trapeznikov, who previously worked as the deputy chief of the Cabinet, as its acting head, reported Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty.   Paris and Berlin, who mediated the Minsk agreement in 2015, urged officials to continue talks and avoid escalations.   Moscow will not withdraw from the Minsk peace agreement, even if it is very difficult to hold talks, Russian Press Secretary Dmitry Peskov said on Monday.   Zakharchenko's death is unlikely to affect the peace process since he was never central to promoting the implementation of the agreement, said analysts
 
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