1944 - A U.S. amphibious landing takes place on Kwajalein,
1961 - Lt. Cmdr. Samuel Lee Gravely Jr. becomes the first
African-American to command a combat ship, USS Falgout.
1981 - The era of enlisted naval aviators ends when the last
This Day in USS Topeka History
1966 - First shot in anger, Vietnam, 1966