1942 - Japanese capture 11 Navy nurses in Manila, Philippines. They served most of their internment at Los Baños before being liberated in February 1945.
1943 - PBY-5A (VP 83) sink German submarine U-164 off Brazil. Before being sunk, U-164 sank three Allied merchant vessels, none from the United States.
1945 - USS Walke (DD 723) is attacked by four kamikazes while laying mines. After the third plane struck the ship, burning gasoline envelopes the bridge and Cmdr. George F. Davis, the commanding officer, is horribly burned. Remaining on his feet, he conns the ship, directs damage control efforts and sees to the destruction of the fourth plane. Assured of the ship's survival, Davis is taken down below, where he dies a short time later. For his heroic conduct, Davis is posthumously awarded the Medal of Honor.
1996 - USS Hopper (DDG 70) is commissioned at Bath Iron Works Shipyard, Maine. The guided-missile destroyer is named for Rear Adm. Grace Hopper who, for more than four decades, was at the forefront of the computer and programming revolution.