1795 - The U.S. Navy Office of Purveyor of Supplies is established.
1919 - The first ship named for an enlisted man, USS Osmond Ingram (DD 255), is launched.
1944 - In an overnight raid, Task Force 58 planes bomb the Japanese at Saipan, Tinian, Rota and Guam in the first raid of the Mariana Islands.
1945 - Four days after landing on Iwo Jima, an invasion where uncommon valor was a common virtue, the United States flag is raised on Mt. Suribachi.