Today in U.S. Naval History: February 26

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Wednesday, February 26, 2014
Captain Sue S. Dauser (Official U.S. Navy Photograph, now in the collections of the National Archives.)

Today in U.S. Naval History - February 26

1811 - Congress authorizes first naval hospital

1913 - Approval of experimental wind tunnel for Navy

1944 - Sue Sophia Dauser, Superintendent of the Navy's Nurse Corps is first woman in Navy to receive rank of Captain.

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

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