This Day in Naval History – March 4

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March 4, 2009

1911 - Appropriation of first funds for experiments in naval aviation.

1925 - Congress authorizes restoration of USS Constitution.

1947 - Operation Highjump, air operations in Antarctica, ends.

1963 - Navy Hercules aircraft completes 12-day rescue operation of critically ill Danish seaman from Danish freighter off the coast of Antarctic.

(Source: Navy News Service)

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