From the Navy News Service:
- 1882 - Commodore Shufeldt signs commerce treaty opening Korea to U.S. trade.
- 1958 - Naval aircraft F4D-1 Sky Ray sets five world speed-to-climb records, May 22-23.
- 1967 - New York City reaches agreement to purchase Brooklyn Navy Yard, ending 166 years of construction and repair of naval vessels.
- 1968 - USS Scorpion (SSN 589) is lost with all hands.
For more information about naval history, visit the Naval Historical Center Web site at http://www.history.navy.mil.