1983 - A suicide truck bomber attacks the Marine barracks at airport, killing 241 (220 Marines, 18 Sailors, and 3 soldiers).
1983 - Operation Urgent Fury (, ) begins.
Today in U.S. Naval History: December 6
1830 - Naval Observatory, the first U.S. national observatory, established at Washington, D.C., under commander of Lieutenant Louis Malesherbes.
Today in U.S. Naval History - December 5
1843 - Launching of USS Michigan at Erie, Penn., America's first iron-hulled warship, as well as first prefabricated ship.
Today in U.S. Naval History - December 4
1918 - President Woodrow Wilson sails in USS George Washington for Paris Peace Conference.
1943 - Aircraft from USS