From Navy News Service:
- 1952 - USS Iowa (BB 61) bombards Chongjin, Korea.
- 1973 - Launch of Skylab 2 mission, which was first U.S. manned orbiting space station. It had an all Navy crew of Capt. Charles Conrad Jr. (commanding), Cmdr. Joseph P. Kerwin, and Cmdr. Paul J. Weitz.
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