This Day in Naval History - Aug. 08

Friday, August 08, 2008

From the Navy News Service

1813- U.S. Schooners Hamilton and Scourge founder in storm on .
1959 - Announcement of Project Teepee, electronic system to monitor 95 percent of earth's atmosphere for missile launchings or nuclear explosions. System developed by William Thaler, Office of Naval Research physicist.
1972 - Women authorized for sea duty as regular ship's company.

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