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One of the Marianas, a group of 15 islands in the Pacific, E. of the Philippines formerly mandated to Japan and now under US  trusteeship. Saipan is part of the Marianas. Guam is just 30 miles long.
    (WUD, 1994, p.876, 1261)(AP, 2/13/13)       
The commonwealth is exempt from American labor, immigration and customs laws.
    (SFC, 8/10/99, p.A3)

1500BC    In Guam the pre-latte period dates to about this time when the first wave of migration is believed to have taken place. Between 2006 and 2008, excavations at the Naton Beach site turned up more than 400 burials from the pre-latte and latte periods of prehistoric Guam.
    (AP, 9/13/15)

950        Guam’s latte period refers to the time when lattes were first introduced about this time and continued up to the arrival of Ferdinand Magellan in 1521. Latte stones consist of a pillar capped by a hemispherical stone capital.
    (AP, 9/13/15)(https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Latte_stone)

1521        March 6, Magellan made landfall at the island of Guam in the Marianas.
    (HN, 3/6/98)(V.D.-H.K.p.177-178)

1668        The Spaniards established a permanent settlement on Guam. They forced the Chamorros to convert to Catholicism. Under Spanish rule the Chamorro numbers were reduced to some 2,000.
    (SFEC, 3/7/99,Z1 p.4)

1672        Apr 2, Pedro Calungsod (b.1654), a Filipino teenager, was killed in Tumon, Guam, along with Diego Luis de San Vitores, his Jesuit missionary priest, by natives resisting their conversion efforts. In 2012 Pedro was named a saint in the Catholic church.
    (AP, 10/20/12)( http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pedro_Calungsod)

1720        The Spanish quashed Chamorro resistance and forcibly evacuated to Guam all Chamorros on Saipan and the other Northern Marianas.
    (SFEC, 3/7/99, Z1 p.4)

1810        A typhoon devastated the Caroline Islands, 500 miles south of the Marianas. The survivors sailed to Guam but only half survived. Spanish authorities sent the Carolinians to Saipan and Tinian to manage the Spanish cattle herds.
    (SFEC, 3/7/99, Z1 p.4)

1880s        The Spanish began to allow the Chamorros to return from Guam to the Northern Marianas. Successive Spanish, German, Japanese and American rulers favored the Chamorros over the traditionalist semi-nude Carolinians.
    (SFEC, 3/7/99, Z1 p.4)

1898        Jun 20, During the Spanish-American War on the way to the Philippines to fight the Spanish, the U.S. Navy cruiser Charleston seized the island of Guam.
    (AP, 6/20/98)(HN, 6/20/98)

1898        Jun 21, Guam became a US territory. [see Jun 20, Jul 21]
    (MC, 6/21/02)

1898        Aug 12, Fighting in the Spanish-American War came to an end. The peace protocol ending the Spanish-American War was signed Dec 10 after three months and 22 days of hostilities. 460 US soldiers died in battle. The US paid Spain $20 million to vacate Cuba, Guam, Puerto Rico and the Philippines. Over the next 3 years US casualties in the Philippines war totaled over 4,000.
    (AP, 8/12/97)(WSJ, 2/23/98, p.A20)(HN, 8/12/00)(SSFC, 3/30/03, p.D1)(WSJ, 7/2/03, p.B1)

1898        Dec 10, The United States and Spain signed the Treaty of Paris, ending the Spanish-American War. This ceded Puerto Rico, the Philippines and Guam to the United States. The US Senate ratified the treaty February 6, 1899. The US military governed Puerto Rico from October 1898 until May 1900, when the US Congress instituted a civil government. The civil government underwent many changes until a Constitutional Assembly formed in 1950 and established a Commonwealth of Puerto Rico, which was proclaimed on July 25, 1952. [see Aug 12]
    (AP, 12/10/97)(HN, 12/10/98)(HNQ, 7/28/01)

1898        Guam became a US naval base after the Spanish-American War.
    (WSJ, 2/20/97, p.A20)

1903        Jul 3, The first cable across the Pacific Ocean was spliced between Honolulu, Midway, Guam and Manila. [see Jul 4]
    (HN, 7/3/98)

1903        Jul 4, Pacific Cable (SF, Hawaii, Guam, Philippines) opened, and Pres. Teddy Roosevelt sent a message. [see Jul 3]
    (Maggio, 98)

1941        Dec 10, Japanese troops invaded the Filipino island of Luzon and overran Guam.
    (WUD, 1944, p.1683)(HN, 12/10/98)(MC, 12/10/01)

1941        Dec 18, Defended by 610 fighting men, the American-held island of Guam fell to more than 5,000 Japanese invaders in a three-hour battle.
    (HN, 12/18/98)

1944        Feb 25, U.S. forces destroyed 135 planes in Marianas and Guam.
    (HN, 2/25/98)

1944        Jun 11, US carrier-based planes attacked Japanese airfields on Guam, Rota, Saipan and Tinian islands, preparing for the invasion of Saipan. US naval and air bombardments lasted from 11–13 June 1944, involving 216 carrier aircraft and land-based B-24 bombers from the Marshall Islands.
    (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Battle_of_Guam_(1944))(HN, 6/11/99)

1944        Jul 21, US Army and Marine forces landed on Guam in the Marianas during WW II.
    (AP, 7/21/97)(HN, 7/21/98)

1944        Jul 26, There was a Japanese suicide attack on US lines in Guam.
    (MC, 7/26/02)

1944        Jul 27, U.S. troops completed the liberation of Guam.
    (HN, 7/27/98)

1944        Aug 8, On the island of Guam US Marine Corps patrols from the 21st Regiment discovered 45 bodies of young Chamorro men in Chagui'an, beheaded and with their hands tied behind their backs. The site of the massacre was later disputed as the Guam Preservation Trust moved to put the Chagui'an Massacre site in Yigo into the National Register of Historic Places.
    (AP, 4/4/15)

1944        Aug 10, During World War II, American forces overcame Japanese resistance on Guam.
    (AP, 8/10/97)

1944        The Japanese forced the indigenous people into slave labor.
    (SFEC, 3/7/99,Z1 p.4)

c1946        The brown tree snake, Boiga irregularis, arrived on Guam shortly after WW II and began to feed on the native bird population. By 1998 an estimated 9 of 11 native birds were eliminated.
    (SFC, 7/25/98, p.A8)(WSJ, 7/1/99, p.B1)

1947-1978    The US governed the Northern Marianas Islands as a UN Trust Territory. The natives largely abandoned fishing and Spam and Budweiser became staples.
    (SFEC, 3/7/99,Z1 p.4)

1949        Pres. Truman appointed Carlton Skinner (d.2004) as the 1st civilian governor of Guam. Skinner established the island‘s 1st university and wrote a constitution.
    (SSFC, 8/29/04, p.B7)

1969        Jul 25, The Nixon Doctrine was put forth in a press conference in Guam. He stated that the US henceforth expected its Asian allies to take care of their own military defense.

1970s        In the late 70s Washington signed a covenant whereby Saipan became the capital of the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands. The 34,000 permanent residents became US citizens but could not in US presidential elections. The CNMI was allowed to set its own tax, immigration and labor policies.
    (WSJ, 2/20/97, p.A20)

1972        Jan 24,  In Guam Shoichi Yokoi (d.1997 at 82), a WWII Japanese soldier, was found by hunters near the Talofofo River. He had survived since 1944 in adherence to his army code of never surrendering. Yokoi returned to Japan as a national hero: "It is with much embarrassment that I return."
    (SFC, 9/23/97, p.A19)(http://ns.gov.gu/scrollapplet/sergeant.html)

1975        In local elections 78.8% of the residents approved a covenant under which the Northern Marianas would become a US Commonwealth.
    (SFEC, 3/7/99,Z1 p.4)

1990        Guam passed a law that prohibited nearly all abortion procedures. In 1992 The U.S. Supreme Court sustained women's basic right to abortion, voting 6-3 against reviving the Guam law.
    (AP, 11/30/97)

1994        Guam began to use Jack Russell terriers to check outgoing cargo for brown tree snakes.
    (SFC, 7/25/98, p.A8)

1995        May, A Kmart store opened on Guam.
    (WSJ, 7/12/99, p.A17)

1997        Jun 10, It was reported that Gov. Froilan Tenorio and Rep. Heinz Hofschneider had proposed a Parental Choice Scholarship Program that would be implemented in the fall. Every student would get a $1500 scholarship for the school of their choice.
    (WSJ, 6/10/97, p.A16)

1997        Aug 6, Korean Air Flight 801 from Seoul, a Boeing 747-300 jumbo jet, crashed into a hillside a short distance from Guam’s Agana International Airport killing 228 with 26 survivors. A programming glitch in the ground radar system was later identified as a contributing factor but not the cause.
    (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Korean_Air_Flight_801)(WSJ, 4/8/99, p.A1)(AP, 8/6/98)(WSJ, 11/13/01, p.A14)

1999        Dec 12, On Guam a referendum was scheduled to choose independence, US statehood or free association status.
    (SFC, 11/24/98, p.A14)

1999        On Guam a new strategy to control the brown tree snakes used aspirin, toxic to the snakes, inserted into frozen baby mice.
    (WSJ, 7/1/99, p.B1)

2001        Mar 23, It was reported that 22 Guam teenagers had committed suicide over the past 26 months. Members of a secretive club called Prestigious Angels promised to kill themselves if their friends would follow.
    (SFC, 3/23/01, p.D6)

2002        Dec 8, Typhoon Pongsona hit Guam with wind gusts of more than 180 mph. The U.S. territory was declared a federal disaster area.
    (AP, 12/11/02)

2003        Aug 8, A US federal judge ruled that some 264,000 square miles of submerged lands in the Northern Mariana Islands, a US commonwealth, belong to the United States.
    (AP, 8/8/03)

2004        Mar 31, Air America Radio went live in 3 of largest US markets with a left-leaning, round-the-clock, talk format featuring Al Franken and Janeane Garofalo. Air America was conceived by Anita and Sheldon Drobny of Chicago. The idea was purchased by Guam entrepreneurs Evan M. Cohen and Rex Sorensen, who resigned May 5.
     (SFC, 3/31/04, p.C1)(WSJ, 6/21/04, p.A1)

2004        Jul 20, Former Guam Gov. Carl Gutierrez (1995-2003) was acquitted on charges he used government workers and public money to build and improve his cliffside ranch.
    (AP, 7/21/04)

2005        Jan 7, The nuclear submarine USS San Francisco ran aground 350 miles off the Pacific Ocean territory of Guam, injuring about 20 crew members. One died the next day.
    (AP, 1/8/05)(AP, 1/9/05)

2005        Feb 15, The Guam-based Citizens Security Bank (CSB) ended credit card and other services to the Bank of Marshall Islands. Residents of the Marshall Islands will be unable to use their credit cards after the central Pacific nation's leading bank was cut off from a US partner by the anti-terrorist Patriot Act.
    (AFP, 2/10/05)

2005        Guam’s population was about 170,000.
    (SSFC, 10/2/05, p.C3)

2006        Jun 20, One of the largest US military exercises in decades got underway off Guam island in the western Pacific.
    (AP, 6/20/06)

2008        Feb 23, A B-2 stealth bomber crashed on take-off from the Pacific island of Guam, the first such incident involving the futuristic craft. Both pilots on board ejected safely as the 1.2-billion-dollar radar-evading plane went down at Andersen airbase.
    (AFP, 2/23/08)

2008        May 4, Democrat Barack Obama beat rival Hillary Clinton by just 7 votes in Guam's nominating contest after record numbers of residents voted in the tiny US territory's primary.
    (AP, 5/4/08)

2008        Jul 21, A US B-52 bomber that was due to fly in a Liberation Day parade in the US territory of Guam crashed into the Pacific Ocean soon after take-off. All of the bomber's six-man crew were killed.
    (AFP, 7/21/08)(AP, 7/23/08)

2009        Feb 17, In Japan US Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton warned North Korea against following through on a threatened missile launch, saying it would damage its prospects for improved relations with the United States and the world. Clinton also signed an agreement with Japan that will move 8,000 Marines off the southern Japanese island of Okinawa to the US territory of Guam.
    (AP, 2/17/09)

2011        Japanese accounted for 73 percent of the 1.1 million visitors to Guam in this fiscal year.
    (AP, 2/12/13)

2013        Feb 12, In Guam a man drove a Toyota Yaris onto a sidewalk striking seven tourists at an upscale shopping area fronting the Outrigger Guam Resort in Tumon Bay. Chad Ryan DeSoto (21) of Tamuning was charged with two counts of murder, 13 counts of attempted murder and 13 counts of aggravated assault. One of the wounded died the next day.
    (AP, 2/12/13)(AP, 2/14/13)

2013        Feb 22, American scientists prepared to drop dead mice laced with painkillers on Guam's jungle canopy as a prescription for the brown tree snake, a headache that has caused Guam misery for more than 60 years.
    (AP, 2/22/13)

2013        Apr 3, The United States said it will soon send a missile defense system to Guam to defend it from North Korea, as the US military adjusts to what US Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel described as a "real and clear danger" from Pyongyang.
    (Reuters, 4/3/13)

2013        The population of Guam was about 180,000.
    (AP, 2/13/13)

2014        Nov 6,  A Guam jury convicted three people of mailing drugs from Las Vegas to Guam. Nine other defendants signed plea deals in the case.
    (AP, 11/6/14)

2015        Jan 28, A Guam attorney agreed to drop his legal challenge to a voter-approved medical marijuana initiative. Howard Trapp had filed a federal lawsuit against the Guam Election Commission in late October to prevent it from certifying the results of the November medical marijuana vote.
    (AP, 2/2/15)

2015        Apr 15, Guam’s attorney general directed officials to immediately begin processing same-sex marriage applications.
    (SFC, 4/16/15, p.A7)

2015        Jun 5, Guam Gov. Eddie Calvo said marriage license applications from same-sex couples will be accepted after a federal judge's decision made the island the first US territory to recognize gay marriage. The decision goes into effect at 8 a.m. on June 9, when gay couples can begin applying for marriage licenses.
    (AP, 6/5/15)

2015        Jul 12, Guam's war against the coconut rhinoceros beetles, which have ravaged many coconut trees, was reported to have become more challenging as the beetles seemed to have developed an immunity to the Oryctes nudivrus, which has been used to kill the beetles.
    (AP, 7/12/15)

2015        Oct 21, Guam authorities arrested Lourdes Fernandez Blas (44), a Department of Revenue and Taxation employee, suspected of taking bribes while on the job. Two other suspects in the case, Kupwo Kelep Kerwin (30) and Ringko Sammurai (39), were also arrested and all three were released.
    (AP, 10/22/15)

2016        Jan, The Guam Legislature voted last month in favor of expanding the Natasha Smoking Act pf 2005 to include bars in the list of establishments where indoor smoking is prohibited. The new provision takes effect Jan. 1, 2017.
    (AP, 2/9/16)

2016        Mar 16, A US federal court judge ordered the government of Guam to pay more than $85,000 in legal fees for a same-sex couple who sued Gov. Eddie Calvo after they were denied a marriage application last year.
    (AP, 3/17/16)

2016        May 4, In Guam Ricky Sanchez (39), a former Guam Office of Homeland Security employee, pleaded guilty to charges that he conspired to have a package of methamphetamine mailed to the office.
    (AP, 5/6/16)

2016        May 27, The president of the University of Guam said Chamorros must learn to speak their language now if they want it to survive. The UN Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization has included Chamorro on its list of languages in danger of extinction.

2016        Jun 6, Pope Francis named a special administrator for the Catholic Church on the Pacific island of Guam after its archbishop was accused of sexually abusing young boys and of keeping church abuse policies weak to protect himself.
    (AP, 6/6/16)

2016        Jun 15, In Guam Roland Paul L. Sondia (54) said that he was a 15-year-old altar boy when Archbishop Anthony Apuron sexually abused him during a sleepover in a church rectory in summer 1977, when Apuron was a parish priest. Apuron was convicted this year in a secret Vatican trial and suspended.
    (AP, 6/15/16)(SFC, 8/9/19, p.A5)

2016        Jul 1, A new report from Guam's public auditor said the island received more than $550 million from the federal government in fiscal year 2015.
    (AP, 7/5/16)

2016        Dec 23, Pres. Barack Obama signed the Guam World War II Loyalty Recognition Act awarding native islanders payments of $10,000 to $25,000 for their suffering at the hands of imperial Japan during WWII. Payments began in 2020.
    (https://tinyurl.com/qs5xc8v)(SFC, 2/28/20, p.A7)

2017        Feb, Scientists reported that the deepest ocean trenches are loaded with pollutants. Amphilopods, a type of crustacean, captured in the Mariana trench off Guam and the Kermadec trench off New Zealand had levels of polychlorinated biphenyls, once widely used in electrical equipment, that were almost off the scale.
    (Econ, 2/18/17, p.67)
2017        Feb, Vatican-based Cardinal Raymond Burke, the most outspoken critic of Pope Francis, spent two days in Guam presiding over the trial of Archbishop Anthony Apuron, who was accused of molesting altar boys.
    (Econ, 3/18/17, p.62)

2017        Mar 9, Guam lawmakers unanimously passed the measure raising the legal age to use or purchase tobacco products from 18 to 21 stating Jan. 1, 2018. Within weeks the  measure lapsed into law after the governor took no action.
    (AP, 3/24/17)

2017        Aug 9, North Korea said it was "carefully examining" a plan to strike Guam, which is home to about 163,000 people and a US military base that includes a submarine squadron, an airbase and a Coast Guard group.
    (Reuters, 8/9/17)

2017        Aug 10, North Korea dismissed warnings by US President Donald Trump that it would face "fire and fury" if it threatened the United States and outlined detailed plans on for a missile strike near the US Pacific territory of Guam.
    (Reuters, 8/10/17)

2017        Aug 15, In Guam Grammy Award-winning singer Yvonne Elliman-Alexander (65) and her husband were arrested and charged with illegal drug possession after dogs sniffed out methamphetamine and marijuana as they arrived on the island for a benefit concert at a school.
    (AP, 8/17/17)
2017        Aug 15, North Korean state media said leader Kim Jong Un has delayed a decision on firing missiles towards Guam while he waits to see what the United States does next, as South Korea's president said Seoul would seek to prevent war by all means. North Korea's military presented Kim Jong Un with plans to launch missiles into waters near Guam and "wring the windpipes of the Yankees," even as both Koreas and the United States signaled their willingness to avert a deepening crisis.
    (Reuters, 8/15/17)(AP, 8/15/17)

2017        Oct 16, Guam's territorial veterinarian said the island has four animal control officers who field as many as 30 stray dog calls daily. A draft bill crafted by the island's Stray Dog Committee aimed at decreasing Guam's stray dog population by 75 percent over the next 18 months, part of a plan to reduce the island's population of about 25,000 stray dogs, about one stray dog for every seven residents.
    (AP, 10/16/17)

2017        Oct 26, A US Postal Service official said inspectors so far this year have intercepted at least 60 pounds (27 kg) of methamphetamine mailed to Guam.
    (AP, 10/26/17)

2017        Nov 3, Taiwanese President Tsai Ing-wen arrived on the US Pacific island of Guam on her way back from visiting diplomatic allies in the Pacific. The trip caused strong objections from China, which claims Taiwan as its own. Her trip included two days in Hawaii before she headed on to Tuvalu, the Solomon Islands and the Marshall Islands.
    (Reuters, 11/3/17)

2017        Dec 5, The European Union put 17 non-EU countries on a blacklist of those it deems guilty of unfairly offering tax avoidance schemes. They Included: American Samoa, Bahrain, Barbados, Grenada, Guam, South Korea, Macau, Marshall Islands, Mongolia, Namibia, Palau, Panama, St. Lucia, Samoa, Trinidad & Tobago, Tunisia and United Arab Emirates. Over 40 more were put on a "grey list" to be monitored until they are fully committed to reforms.
    (AP, 12/5/17)

2018        Mar 16, A Vatican tribunal sacked Guam archbishop Anthony Apuron after finding him "guilty of certain accusations."  He had been accused of sexually abusing minors in the 1970s.
    (Reuters, 3/16/18)

2018        Apr 3, It was reported that Timothy J. Cislo, a former US Federal Aviation Administration safety inspector, pleaded guilty in Guam last week to three counts of honest services wire fraud. Cislo was accused of issuing certificates to Hansen Helicopters Inc. without inspecting the helicopters in exchange for an airplane for his personal use.
    (AP, 4/3/18)

2018        Oct 10, Father Louis Brouillard (97) died in Minnesota. He was removed from public ministry in 1985, but continued to receive a stipend from the church. In 2016 he signed a sworn statement admitting to sexually abusing at least 20 children in Guam. In 2019 more than 220 former altar boys, students and Boy Scouts were suing the US territory's Catholic archdiocese over sexual assaults by 35 clergy, teachers and scoutmasters.
    (http://tinyurl.com/y647kxjy)(AP, 8/8/19)

2018        Nov 7, Guam's Catholic church said it will file for bankruptcy — a move that will allow the archdiocese to avoid trial in dozens of lawsuits alleging child sexual abuse by priests and move toward settlements.
    (AP, 11/7/18)

2019        Jan 16, Guam's archdiocese of Agana filed for bankruptcy protection, estimating at least $45 million in liabilities over sexual assaults by Catholic clergy.
    (http://tinyurl.com/yy9a8bvv)(SFC, 8/9/19, p.A5)

2019        Apr 1, The Pacific Daily News reported that More than 350 Philippine workers have been approved by the government of Guam to work at projects on the island.
    (AP, 4/2/19)

2019        Apr 4, The Vatican upheld its conviction of Guam's ousted Archbishop Anthony Apuron for sexually abusing minors and added a further penalty on appeal that effectively prevents him from presenting himself as a bishop.
    (AP, 4/4/19)

2019        Apr 6, Pope Francis formally named Monsignor Michael Byrnes as Guam's archbishop following the definitive sex abuse verdict against his predecessor.
    (AP, 4/6/19)

2019        Apr 9, The Catholic Church in Guam said it does not agree that its parishes and schools should be sold to settle more than 200 clergy sexual abuse claims.
    (AP, 4/10/19)

2019        Jun 3, The Pacific Daily News reported that although abortions are legal on Guam, no doctors there have offered the procedure since the last abortion provider retired last year. Guam law allows abortions within 13 weeks by licensed providers.
    (AP, 6/5/19)

2019        Jun 14, In Guam a Catholic group protested the governor's plan to recruit abortion providers to the US territory where no doctors are currently willing to terminate pregnancies.
    (AP, 6/15/19)

2019        Sep 28, It was reported that President Donald Trump is raising a large chunk of the money for his border wall with Mexico by deferring several military construction projects slated for Guam, a strategic hub for US forces in the Pacific.
    (AP, 9/28/19)

2020        Mar 25, US Navy and Marine Corps service members in Guam were ordered to break their own quarantine to set up makeshift shelters for US troops coming off a nuclear-powered aircraft carrier, where an outbreak of the novel coronavirus was rapidly spreading within the hulls of the ship.
    (The Daily Beast, 3/26/20)

2020        Mar 27, The US Navy, the military service hit hardest by the coronavirus, scrambled to contain its first at-sea outbreak, with at least two dozen infected aboard the USS Theodore Roosevelt in Guam, one of 11 active aircraft carriers whose mission is central to the Pentagon's strategy for deterring war with China and Iran.
    (AP, 3/27/20)

2020        Mar 30, The captain of the USS Theodore Roosevelt aircraft carrier, docked in Guam, asked for permission to isolate the bulk of his roughly 5,000 crew members on shore, which would take the warship out of duty in an effort to save lives. Navy Capt. Brett Crozier said the spread of the disease is ongoing and accelerating and that removing all but 10% of the crew is a “necessary risk" in order to stop the spread of the virus. A day later the US Navy promised to isolate crew members ashore for rotating quarantine within 24 hours.
    (AP, 4/1/20)(SFC, 4/1/20, p.A1)

2020        Apr 1, US Navy officials said nearly 3,000 sailors aboard the USS Theodore Roosevelt aircraft carrier now docked in Guam, where the coronavirus has spread, will be taken off the ship by April 3.
    (AP, 4/1/20)

2020        Apr 2, Capt. Brett Crozier of the USS Theodore Roosevelt aircraft carrier was fired by Navy leaders who said he created a panic by sending his memo pleading for help to too many people. Crozier had raised warnings the ship was facing a growing outbreak of the coronavirus and asked for permission to isolate the bulk of his crew members on shore in Guam. Acting Navy Secretary Thomas Modly said commander “demonstrated extremely poor judgment" in the middle of a crisis. The decision to remove Crozier was immediately condemned by members of the House Armed Services Committee. On April 5 it was reported that Crozier had tested positive for the coronavirus. By this date 155 people aboard the ship had tested positive.
    (AP, 4/3/20)(SFC, 4/6/20, p.A10)

2020        Apr 7, The US Navy said at least 230 crew members of the USS Theodore Roosevelt have tested positive. Acting Navy Secretary Thomas Modly resigned over fallout from his ouster of Capt. Brett Crozier.
    (AP, 4/8/20)(SFC, 4/8/20, p.A7)

2020        Apr 8, The US Navy said at least 286 sailors on the USS Theodore Roosevelt have tested positive for the coronavirus.
    (SFC, 4/9/20, p.A7)

2020        Apr 9, The US Navy said 416 sailors on the USS Theodore Roosevelt have tested positive for the coronavirus, up from 286 a day earlier.
    (SFC, 4/9/20, p.A7)

2020        Apr 11, Guam reported 133 confirmed coronavirus cases and five deaths, not including the sailors of the USS Theodore Roosevelt. More than 580 sailors have been confirmed infected. More than 1,700 sailors who have tested negative were isolating in hotels, while the sick remain on base.
    (AP, 4/12/20)
2020        Apr 11, The US Navy said another 103 crew members on the US aircraft carrier Theodore Roosevelt have tested positive for the coronavirus, bringing the total number of cases from the ship to 550.
    (Reuters, 4/12/20)

2020        Apr 13, A member of the crew of the coronavirus-infected USS Theodore Roosevelt died of complications related to the disease, just weeks after the aircraft carrier's captain was fired for pressing his concern that the Navy had done too little to safeguard his crew.
    (AP, 4/13/20)

2020        Apr 16, The US Navy said roughly 60 percent of the over 600 sailors who tested positive so far have not shown symptoms of COVID-19. The service did not speculate about how many might later develop symptoms or remain asymptomatic. The total number of Roosevelt sailors who tested positive is 655.
    (Reuters, 4/16/20)(SFC, 4/17/20, p.A6)

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