USS Siboney was a transport ship for the United States Navy during
World War I. She was the sister ship of USS Orizaba (ID-1536) but
neither was part of a ship class. Launched as SS Oriente, she was soon
renamed after Siboney, Cuba, a landing site of United States forces
during the Spanish-American War. After her Navy service ended, she was
SS Siboney for the Ward Line and American Export Lines. During World
War II she served the U.S. Army as transport and as a hospital ship.
After the end of her Army service, the ship was laid up in the National
Defense Reserve Fleet in February 1948, and sold for scrapping in 1957.
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Today's selected anniversaries:
The Ming Dynasty of China fell when the Chongzhen Emperor committed
suicide during a peasant rebellion led by Li Zicheng.
The guillotine was first used to carry out capital punishment in
France, with crowds marvelling at the machine's speed and precision.
Rioters burned down the building housing the Parliament of the Province
of Canada while the members of the Legislative Assembly were sitting in
At the San Remo conference, the principal Allied Powers of World War I
decided upon the League of Nations mandates for administration of the
former Ottoman-ruled lands of the Middle East.
The U.S. Navy submarine USS Triton (SSRN-586) completed the first
submerged circumnavigation of the globe.
Wiktionary's word of the day:
A porch or arbour
Wikiquote quote of the day:
It is best to keep one’s own state intact; to crush the enemy’s state
is only second best.
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