on this day in:
1966 Captain Peter S. Knight, Key West native, was killed in action in Vietnam. Knight graduated from Key West High School and the University of Florida.
1971 The abandoned lighthouse at the entrance to the Northwest Channel, frequently referred to as having been used by Ernest Hemingway, was destroyed by fire.
1976 Captain James E. McCardell relieved Captain Robert H. Lovelace as commanding officer Naval Air Station Key West.