1941 - Adm. Ernest J. King is announced as the designated Commander-in-Chief, United States Fleet, in charge of all operating naval fleets and coastal frontier forces, reporting directly to the President.
1943 - TBF aircraft (VC-19), from escort carrier USS Bogue (CVE 9) attacks German submarine U 850, which responds with anti-aircraft fire. TBFs and FMs (VC-19) reinforce the TBF and sink as U 850 tries to submerge 530 miles southwest of Fayal, Azores.
1964 - USS Richard E. Kraus (DD 849) completes a successful emergency mission in aiding the disabled American merchant ship SS Oceanic Spray in the Red Sea.
1974 - Operation Nimbus Star, the clearance of Suez Canal for mines and unexploded ordnance, is completed by Joint Task Force.
1989 - Operation Just Cause begins in Panama to remove Dictator Manuel Noriega. Noriega is caught a week after the operation and is brought to trial in Florida.