From the Navy News Service
1814 - Launching of
I, first American steam powered warship, at Fulton . The ship was designed by Robert Fulton. New York City
1955 - Ships of the 6th Fleet join
military aircraft in evacuating American citizens from U.S. , Egypt and Israel when war breaks out in the Syria Middle East.
1980 - USS Parsons (DDG 33) rescues 110 Vietnamese refugees 330 miles south of
1989 - A pilot making his 1st carrier landing and four others are killed when his plane crashes on the flight deck of of the training carrier
(AVT 16) off the coast of Lexington , Pensacola Fla.