1791: Secretary Hamilton authorized an allowance of 9 cents for every ration officers do not draw.
1922: Congress authorized officers of the Customs and of the Coast Guard to board and examine vessels, reaffirming authority to seize and secure vessels for security of revenue under act of March 2, 1799.
1943: Landings made at Finechafen, New Guinea.
1987: Coast Guard units responded when two freighters, the Pacbaroness and Atlantic Wing, collided in a dense fog off the coast of Santa Barbara.  The Pacbaroness sank, causing a large oil spill.
1989: Coast Guard units from New York rescue 61 survivors of US Air Flight 5050 after it skidded off a runway of LaGuardia Airport and into the Rikers Island Channel.  Two persons were killed.