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Launching of the USS Key West at Newport News Shipbuilding & Drydock on July 20 1985. Photo from Newport News Shipbuilding.

Wednesday, May 24, 2017

1856: William Hackley recorded in his diary: Rose at 3:40 a.m. and walked as yesterday, returned home and bathed. At 8:30 a.m., barometer 29.46, thermometer 80, wind south southeast 3, clouds 4. A heavy squall attended with rain passed over last night. Read the Law magazine and papers. Matilda had ice cream for dinner and it not being ready til...

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