History Highlights March 26 1941 Naval warfare got a new weapon when Italy attacked the British fleet at Suda Bay Crete detachable warheads were used to sink a British cruiser This was the by yek11271

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									History Highlights - March 26

1941 - Naval warfare got a new weapon when Italy attacked the
British fleet at Suda Bay, Crete; detachable warheads were used to
sink a British cruiser. This was the first time manned torpedoes had
been employed in naval warfare. This new weapon was dubbed the
“Chariot”.

1945 - The battle of Iwo Jima ended.

1951 - The U.S. Air Force flag was approved on this day. The flag
included the coat of arms, 13 white stars and the Air Force seal on a
blue background.

1953 - Dr. Jonas Salk announced a new vaccine -- to prevent
poliomyelitis.

1968 - Operation Bold Dragon III began in the Mekong Delta.

1969 - A group called Women Strike for Peace staged the largest
antiwar demonstration in Washington since President Richard Nixon's
inauguration in January.

1979 - The Camp David treaty was signed by Israel and Egypt that
ended the 31-year state of war between the countries.

								
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