1846-03-05: John C. Fremont Raises American flag over Gabilan Peak

March 5-9, 1846: Second Lieutenant of Topographical Engineers of the United States Army John C. Fremont and his team of surveyors raise an American flag over Gabilan Peak, now known as Fremont Peak.

http://www.gilroydispatch.com/lifestyles/contentview.asp?c=180949

http://www.nava.org/Flag%20Information/articles/Fremont/fremont_flag.htm

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/John_C._Fremont

http://www.nndb.com/people/885/000049738/

http://bioguide.congress.gov/scripts/biodisplay.pl?index=F000374