From the Navy News Service:
- 1895 - The first submarine building contract is awarded to John P. Holland Torpedo Boat Co.
- 1917 - Armed merchant ships are authorized to take action against U-boats.
- 1959 - The Naval Research Laboratory takes the first ultraviolet pictures of the sun.
- 1963 - USS Albany (CG 10) and aircraft from Navy Airborne Early Warning Squadron 4 from Roosevelt Roads, Puerto Rico, aid five ill crew members of Norwegian freighter Jotunfjell.
For more information about naval history, visit the Naval Historical Center Web site at www.history.navy.mil.