Today in History - June 4

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Friday, Jun 4 2010 by

1944 – World War II: A hunter-killer group of the United States Navy captures the German submarine U-505 – the first time a U.S. Navy vessel had captured an enemy vessel at sea since the 19th century.

U505 German WWII Submarine (Google Maps)
U505 German WWII Submarine

1862 – American Civil War: Confederate troops evacuate Fort Pillow on the Mississippi River, leaving the way clear for Union troops to take Memphis, Tennessee.

Fort Pillow State Park (Google Maps)
Fort Pillow State Park