From the Navy News Service
1864 - Lt. William Cushing sinks Confederate ram
with a spar torpedo attached to the bow of his launch. Albemarle
1922 - Navy League of the
sponsors first annual celebration of Navy Day to focus public attention on the importance of the U.S. Navy. That date was selected because it was Theodore Roosevelt's birthday. United States
1943 - First women Marines report for duty on the West Coast,
Camp Pendleton, Calif.
1944 - Fast Carrier Task Forces attack Japanese shipping and installations in Visayas and northern
1967 - Operation Coronado VIII begins in Rung Sat Zone.