50 Years Ago* An enthusiastic group of Annapolis business...

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June 18, 1995|By Robert M. Pennington of the Ann Arrundell County Historical Society.

50 Years Ago

* An enthusiastic group of Annapolis business and political leaders gathered for a session today under the slogan, "Keep the Naval Academy in Annapolis." It is supported by Gov. O'Conor who plans to enlist aid at the Eastern Governors Conference to secure Naval Academy retention on the East Coast. -- The Sun, Aug. 10, 1945.

* The gates of the Naval Academy swung open to the public for the first time since Pearl Harbor and the public streamed in to watch the Middies celebrate the victory over Japan. -- The Sun, Aug. 14, 1945.

* The American flag Commodore Perry used in 1853 on his presidential-ordered visit to Japan left the Naval Academy today at the request of Admiral Halsey for the surrender ceremonies of Japan on the USS Missouri in Tokyo Bay. -- The Sun, Aug. 25, 1945.

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