From the Navy News Service
1815 - Captain Stephen Decatur concludes treaty for the United States with Tripoli.
1842 - Signing of Webster-Ashburton Treaty under which United States and Great Britain agreed to cooperate in suppressing the slave trade.
1865 - Return of Naval Academy to Annapolis after four years at Newport, R.I.
1919 - Construction of rigid airship Shenandoah (ZR 1) is authorized.
1941 - Atlantic Charter Conference is first meeting between President Roosevelt and Winston Churchill.
1942 - Battle of Savo Island begins; First of many sea battles near Guadalcanal.
1945 - Atomic bomb dropped on Nagasaki, Japan. Navy weaponeer arms the atomic bomb.
1949 - First use of pilot-ejection seat for emergency escape in U.S. made by Lt. Jack I. Fruin of VF-171 near Walterboro, S.C.