JOINT BASE CHARLESTON, S.C., –
Jan. 23, 1960 - The bathyscaph Trieste descended to the deepest part of the ocean, the Marianas Trench.
Jan. 24, 1991 - Helicopters from USS Leftwich and USS Nicholas recaptured the first Kuwaiti territory from the Iraqis.
Jan. 25, 1963 - The 1st Seabee Technical Assistance Team arrived in Vietnam.
Jan. 26, 1913 - The body of John Paul Jones is laid in its final resting place in the Chapel of the U. S. Naval Academy, Annapolis, Md.
Jan. 27, 1967 - A fire broke out in the Apollo I command module at Cape Kennedy during a simulated countdown, killing Lunar Module Pilot Lt. Cmdr. Roger B. Chaffee and Air Force Lt. Cols. Virgil "Gus" Grissom and Edward White.
Jan. 28, 1986 - The space shuttle Challenger exploded killing Navy Cmdr. Michael Smith and six other astronauts.
Jan. 29, 1943 - The two-day battle of Rennell Island began after which U.S. transports reached Guadalcanal.