1813 - Frigate Essex and prize capture five British whalers.
1917 - First underway fueling in U.S. Navy, USS Maumee fuels 6 destroyers in North Atlantic. LCDR Chester W. Nimitz served as Maumee's executive officer and chief engineer.
1957 - 1st of 24 detonations, Operation Plumbbob nuclear test.
1980 - 55 women become first women graduates from the U.S. Naval Academy.
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