JOINT BASE CHARLESTON, S.C. –
June 26, 1884 - Congress authorized the commissioning of Naval Academy graduates as Ensigns.
June 27, 1950 - To support the United Nations' call to assist South Korea, President Harry Truman authorized U.S. naval and air operations south of the 38th parallel in Korea.
June 28, 1794 - Joshua Humphreys was appointed as master builder to build Navy ships at an annual salary of $2,000.
June 29, 1950 - The USS Juneau fired the first naval shore bombardment of the Korean Conflict.
June 30, 1815 - The USS Peacock captured the HMS Nautilus during the last action of the War of 1812.
July 1, 1850 - The Naval School at Annapolis was renamed the Naval Academy.
July 2, 1945 - USS Barb (SS-220) bombarded Japanese installations on Kaihyo Island, Japan; it was the first successful use of rockets against shore positions.