From the Navy News Service
1813 - In the Battle of Lake Erie, Commodore Oliver Hazard Perry, flying his "Don't give up the ship" flag, defeats British squadron and says: "We have met the enemy, and they are ours..."
1925 - Submarine R-4 (SS 81) rescues crew of PN-9 plane 10 miles from their destination of Hawaii.
1945 - Carrier Midway (CVB 42) commissioned.
1961 - World's first nuclear-powered guided-missile cruiser, (CGN 9) is commissioned.