From the Navy News Service
1812 - USS United States (Capt. Stephen Decatur) captures HMS Macedonian.
1924 - Airship USS Shenandoah (ZR 1) completes round-trip transcontinental cruise that began Oct. 7.
1944 - During Battle of Leyte Gulf in Battle of Surigao Straits, U.S. battleships execute the maneuver of "crossing the tee" of the Japanese forces. In Battle Off Samar, escort carriers, destroyers and destroyer escorts heroically resist attacks of Japanese Center Force. In Battle Off Cape Engano, 3rd Fleet carriers attack Japanese Northern Force, sinking several small carriers.
1950 - Chinese Communist Forces launch first offensive in
Dragon logistics interdiction began. Operation Sea
1983 - U.S. Marine and Army troops land on
to evacuate Grenada citizens threatened by the island's unstable political situation. U.S.