9/1945 - Carrier aircraft began 2 day attack on Japanese forces in Luzon, Philippines.
9/1964 - Anti-US rioting broke out in the Panama Canal Zone, resulting in the deaths of 21 Panamanians and three US soldiers.
10/1776 - Thomas Paine published his influential pamphlet "Common Sense." In his call for American Independence from England, Paine wrote, "Everything that is right or reasonable pleads for separation"
10/1920 - The League of Nations was established as the Treaty of Versailles went into effect.
10/1946 - VP-10 airplane flies first nonstop formation flight, San Francisco to Pearl Harbor.
10/1974 - B.A. Waltrip, US Navy Bandsman, retired from the Navy.
10/1988 - Missouri moored at Pearl Harbor.
10/2002 - US Marines began flying al-Qaida prisoners to the US base in Guantanamo Bay, Cuba.
11/1863 - CSS Alabama sinks USS Hatteras.
11/1942 - Japan declared war against the Netherlands, the same day that Japanese forces invade the Dutch East Indies.
11/1943 - The US and Britain signed treaties relinquishing extraterritorial rights in China.
12/1945 - Soviet forces began a Huge offensive against the Germans in Eastern Europe; within a week, the Soviets occupied the Polish cities of Warsaw, Krakow, Lodz and Tarnow.
12/1953 - Test landings on USS Antietam, first angled deck carrier.
12/1966 - President Lyndon Johnson said in his State of the Union address that the US should stay out of Vietnam until communist aggression there ended.
12/1991 - A deeply divided congress gave President Bush the authority to wage war in the Persian Gulf.
13/1964 - USS Manley rescues Americans and others after Zanzibar government is overthrown.
14/1863 - Navy General Order #4, Emancipation Proclamation.
14/1943 - President Franklin Roosevelt and Prime Minister Winston Churchill began a wartime conference in Casablanca.
15/1865 - Capture of Fort Fisher, NC by joint amphibious force.
16/1991 - Operation Desert Storm to drive the Iraqi forces out and liberate of Kuwait begins. Because of the time difference, it was early January 17 in the Persian Gulf when the attack began.