1911 - First aircraft landing on board a ship, USS Pennsylvania by Eugene Ely.
1962 - After a flash fire in the Persian Gulf on Danish tanker, Prima Maersk, burned a crewman, USS Duxbury Bay transfers a Navy doctor to help the Danish crewman and USS Soley took him to the nearest hospital at Bahrain Island.
1968 - Operation Coronado X begins in Mekong Delta, Vietnam.
1977 - The Trident (C-4) missile development flight test program commenced when C4X-1 was launched from a flight pad at Cape Canaveral, FL.
1991 - USS Nicholas attacks and captures Iraqi oil platforms.
1840 - LT Charles Wilkes, USN is first American to discover Antarctic coast.
1783 - Hostilities cease between Great Britain and the United States.
1903 - Theodore Roosevelt issues Executive Order placing Midway Islands under jurisdiction of the Navy Department.
1914 - School for naval air training opens in Pensacola, FL.
1948 - Establishment of U.S. Persian Gulf Area Command (later changed to Middle East Force in August 1948).
1954 - Launching of Nautilus, first nuclear submarine, at Groton, CT.
1961 - USS George Washington completes first operational voyage of fleet ballistic missile submarine staying submerged 66 days.
1800 - CAPT Thomas Tingey ordered to duty as first Superintendent of the Washington Navy Yard.
1944 - Operation Shingle, Allied landing at Anzio, Italy.
1960 - Bathyscaph Trieste descends to deepest part of the ocean, Marianas Trench.
1968 - USS Pueblo seized by North Korean forces in Sea of Japan.
1942 - Battle of Makassar Strait, destroyer attack on Japanese convoy in first surface action in the Pacific during World War II.
1991 - Helos from USS Leftwich and USS Nicholas recapture first Kuwaiti territory from Iraqis.