From the Navy News Service
1882 - Lt. Cmdr. French Chadwick reports to American Legation in London as first naval attache.
1942 - Although U.S. lost several ships in the naval battle of Guadalcanal, Naval Force under Rear Adm. Willlis Lee, USS Washington (BB 56), turns back Japanese transports trying to reinforce Guadalcanal. The Japanese never again try to send large naval forces to Guadalcanal.
1960 - First Fleet Ballistic Missile Submarine, USS George Washington
(SSBN 598), leaves Charleston, S.C., on initial fleet ballistic missile patrol.