1838: Exploring Expedition under LT Charles Wilkes embarks on world cruise.
1911: First Navy Nurse Corps superintendent, Esther Voorhees Hasson, appointed
1965: First major amphibious assault in Vietnam, Operation Starlight captures 2,000 Viet Cong
1966: First ship-to-shore satellite radio message sent from USS Annapolis in South China Sea to Pacific Fleet Headquarters at Pearl Harbor
1974: After flooding in Philippines, Navy helicopters begin 6 days of operations to rescue people and bring supplies (244 flights)