From the Navy News Service:
- 1861 - Union steamer Star of the West is fired on by the Confederates in Charleston Harbor.
- 1918 - The Naval Overseas Transportation Service is established to carry cargo during World War I.
- 1945 - Carrier aircraft begin a two-day attack on Japanese forces at Luzon, Philippines.
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