From the Navy News Service
1856 - Cdmr. Andrew H. Foote lands at Canton, China, with 287 Sailors and Marines to stop attacks by Chinese on U.S. military and civilians.
1917 - USS Kanawha (AO 1), Noma and Wakiva sink German sub off France.
1933 - Navy crew (Lt. Cmdr. Thomas G. W. Settle and Maj. Chester I. Fordney, USMC
) sets a world altitude record in a balloon (62,237 ft.) in flight into stratosphere.
1943 - Operation Galvanic, under command of Vice Adm. Raymond Spruance, lands Navy, Marine and Army forces on Tarawa and Makin.
1962 - President John F. Kennedy lifts the Blockade of Cuba.