1930 - Maj. Gen. John W. Gulick became chief of coast artillery and served until Mar. 21, 1934.
1946 - The first U.S. built rocket to leave the earth’s atmosphere reached a height of 50 miles.
1952 - Six new Marine battalions and Marine air groups were activated on the West Coast, giving the Corps the full authorized limit of three divisions and three airwings.
1968 - President Lindon B. Johnson announced that Gen. Westmoreland would depart South Vietnam to take on the post of Army chief of staff. Westmoreland, a career field artillery officer, commanded U.S. forces in Vietnam 1964 to 1968. Gen. Creighton Abrams assumed command in Vietnam, while Westmoreland served in the Pentagon - where he oversaw the transition of the Army from a draftee force to an all-volunteer status.
2003 - A U.S. Soldier threw grenades and fired his rifle into three tents at Camp Pennsylvania, a 101st Airborne command center in Kuwait, and killed Army Capt. Christopher S. Seifert, Air Force Maj. Gregory L. Stone and wounded 14 others. At his court martial, former Sgt. Hasan Karim Akbar received the death sentence and is confined at the U.S. Disciplinary Barracks at Fort Leavenworth, Kan.