September 6, 1776: First use of submarine in war. The "American Turtle" unsuccessfully attacks British fleet off Staten Island (http://www.nps.gov/revwar/about_the_revolution/revolution_day_by_day.html). August 3, 2007: Reenactment of first use of submarine in war (http://www.nydailynews.com/news/2007/08/03/2007-08-03_sub_troubles.html): "In a bizarre case of 'marine mischief,' a Brooklyn artist manning a replica Revolutionary War submarine caused a scare Friday morning after police found the strange-looking vessel foundering in a security zone near the docked Queen Mary 2, authorities said." ". . . the creative craft of three adventuresome individuals"--Police Commissioner Raymond Kelly.