1779 - John Paul Jones takes command of Bonhomme Richard. Jones renames it IHO Benjamin Franklin, whose famous almanacs had been published in France under Les Maximes du Bonhomme Richard.
1813 - Sloop ship Hornet, commanded by James Lawrence, captures and burns the British merchant ship Resolute.
1944 - USS Charette (DD 581) and USS Fair (DE 35) sink Japanese submarine I 175, 100 miles north of Jaluit, Marshall Islands.
1944 - PV-1s aircraft sink Japanese water tanker Goryu Maru off Emidj Island, Jaluit.