1842 - Three crew members of USS Somers, Midshipman Philip Spencer, Boatswain Samuel Cromwell and Seaman Elisha Smallare, executed for mutiny.
1921 - In the first flight of an airship filled with helium, Blimp C-7, piloted by Lt. Cmdr. Ralph F. Wood, left Norfolk, Va., for Washington, D.C.
1959 - The Bureau of Ordnance merges with the Bureau of Aeronautics to form the Bureau of Naval Weapons.
2013 - The P-8A Poseidon, an advanced maritime patrol and reconnaissance aircraft, arrived in Kadena Air Base, Okinawa, Japan, for its inaugural deployment.