From the Navy News Service:
- 1918 - USS Stewart (DD 13) destroys German submarine off France.
- 1934 - In the first Navy movement through the Panama Canal, more than 100 ships transited.
- 1945 - In only U.S. use of guided missiles in World War II, two BAT missiles release at Balikpapan, Borneo.
- 1956 - Project Vanguard, earth satellite launching program, assigned to Deputy Chief of Naval Operations (Air).
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