1895 – Born on March 26th in Vallejo, California. American Navy admiral and military strategist during World War II.
1916 – Graduated from the U.S. Naval Academy and saw action during World War I as a gunnery officer.
1927 – He was promoted to lieutenant commander.
1936 – He was promoted to commander.
1941 – Recalled from duty in the Pacific Fleet to assist in organizing, equipping, and training of a special Surface-Air Force, having as its mission the protection of shipping against submarine and air attack.
1942 – He commanded the cruiser USS DENVER in the Pacific War, and was twice decorated for engagements in the Solomon Islands campaign.
1953 – Assumed the post of Chief of Naval Operations in August.
1990 – Died on June 25th in Washington, D.C.
1996 – Chairman of the Board, Bath Iron Works Corp. the company that after his death build the ship named after him, the USS Carney (DDG 64), was commissioned.