Today in U.S. Naval History: February 5

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Today in U.S. Naval History - February 5

1854 - Dedication of first chapel built on Navy property, Annapolis, Md.

1941 - Chief Nurse Marion B. Olds and Nurse Leona Jackson, Navy, arrive on Guam.

1971 - Moonwalk by Capt. Alan B. Shepherd, Jr. USN, Commander of Apollo 14 and CDR Edgar D. Mitchell, USN Lunar Module Pilot. During the 9 day mission, 94 lbs of lunar material was collected and Shepard became the first person to hit a golf ball on the moon. Recovery was by helicopter from USS New Orleans (LPH-11).

For more information about naval history, visit the Naval History and Heritage Command website at history.navy.mil.

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