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Historical Happenings: Naval battle to be topic

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Ahmad Nazir Atassi, assistant history professor at Louisiana Tech University, will be the featured speaker at this month’s Historical Happenings lecture at 6:30 p.m. Thursday in the Lincoln Community Room of the Library Parish Library.

Atassi will discuss, “To the Shores of Tripoli: The first battle of the United States Marines in the Middle East.”

The First Battle of Tripoli Harbor was a naval battle fought on May 16, 1802 in Tripoli harbor between a combined force consisting of the American frigate USS Boston and two Swedish frigates against several Tripolitian corsairs.

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