From the Navy News Service
1814 - British invasion of Maryland and Washington, D.C.; Washington Navy Yard
and ships burned to prevent capture by the British.
1912 - Launching of USS Jupiter (AC 3), first electrically-propelled Navy ship.
1942 - U.S. carrier aircraft begin two-day Battle of Eastern Solomons where a Japanese task force is defeated and one Japanese carrier sunk. Japanese recall expedition to recapture Guadalcanal.
1960 - USS Bexar (APA 237) deploys to Pangahan Province in response to emergency request for aid from the Province's governor.