1854 - Adm. Matthew Calbraith Perry anchors off Yokosuka, Japan, to receive the Japanese Emperor’s reply to a treaty proposal.
1913 - Naval Radio Station, Arlington, Va., begins operations.
1945 - Naval units enter Manila Bay for the first time since 1942.
1968 - Operation Coronado XI begins in Mekong Delta, South Vietnam.
For more information about naval history, visit the Naval Historical Center Web site at www.history.navy.mil