From the Navy News Service:
- 1853 - Five Navy ships leave Norfolk, Va., on three-year exploring expedition to survey the far Pacific.
- 1927 - USS Memphis arrives at Washington, D.C., with Charles Lindbergh and his plane, Spirit of St. Louis, after his non-stop flight across the Atlantic.
- 1944 - U.S. battleships off Normandy provide gunfire support.
- 1953 - Navy ships evacuate 20,000 Koreans from West Coast Islands to safety south of 17th parallel.
For more information on naval history, visit the Naval Historical Center Web site at www.history.navy.mil.