Today In History- January 20

Today In History- January 20

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The United States Senate allows the Navy to lease Pearl Harbor as a naval base.

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U.S. leases Pearl Harbor as naval base.

  • Honolulu, Hawaii

In a show of international strength, on Jan. 20 1887, the U.S. Senate conceded the Navy to lease Pearl Harbor, Hawaii as a naval base.  A strategic outpost in the Pacific Ocean, Pearl Harbor remained an important military location for years to follow, becoming most famous for the Dec. 7, 1941 bombing by Japanese Air Forces.

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