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By Liz Davis

\x34Historically Yours\x34 by Liz Davis is a blog about American historical trivia--anything American since 1492.

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January 29, 1944
Last US Battleship launched
The last US battleship, the USS Missouri (BB-63), was christened and launched on January 29, 1944. Miss Margaret Truman, daughter of Senator Harry S. Truman, had the honor of being the Missouri's sponsor.
www.history.navy.mil/photos/sh-usn/usnsh-m/bb63-v3.htm

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