1862 - During the Civil War, the side-wheel steamer Lexington conducts a reconnaissance up the Tennessee River and exchanges long-range fire with Fort Henry in Tennessee.
1870 - USS Nipsic, commanded by Cmdr. Thomas O. Selfrige, sails on an expedition to survey the Isthmus of Darien at Panama to determine the best route for a ship canal.
1941 - During World War II, USS Louisville (CA 28) arrives at New York with $148,342.212.55 in British gold brought from Simonstown, South Africa, to be deposited in American banks.
1944 - Operation Shingle, the Allied landing at Anzio and Nettuno, Italy, begins. While the landings are flawless and meet with little resistance from the Germans, USS Portent sinks during the invasion.
1994 - Coastal Patrol Ship USS Monsoon (PC 4) is commissioned.