This Day in Naval History - Feb. 26

Tuesday, February 26, 2008
1811 - Congress authorizes the first naval hospital.

1944 - Sue Sophia Dauser, superintendent of the Navy's Nurse Corps, is the first woman in the Navy promoted to the rank of captain.

1991 - Navy A-6Es of USS Ranger's (CVA 61) Attack Squadron 155 and Marine aircraft bomb Iraqi troops fleeing Kuwait City to Basra in convoys after Iraqi President Saddam Hussein announces a withdrawal from Kuwait.

For more information about naval history, visit the Naval Historical Center Web site at

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