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On this day: February 22

POSTED: 08:56 PM PST Feb 21, 2013    UPDATED: 11:00 PM PST Feb 21, 2013 

The pilgrims get their first taste of popcorn, George Washington is born, Elvis hits the charts for the first time, and Team USA pulls off a "Miracle on Ice," all on this day.

OTD February 22 - Great White Fleet
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Naval Historical Center

1909: The 16 battleships of the Great White Fleet, led by the USS Connecticut, return to Hampton Roads, Va., 26 months after departing on a voyage around the world. The voyage was ordered by President Theodore Roosevelt to demonstrate growing American military power and blue-water navy capability. The battleships from America's Atlantic Fleet got their name because their hulls were painted white, the Navy's peacetime color scheme, and decorated with gilded scrollwork with a red, white and blue banner on their bows.

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