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Monday, January 22, 2018

This Day in Naval History

Maritime Activity Reports, Inc.

December 14, 2011

From the Navy News Service:

 

  • 1814 - A British squadron captures U.S. gunboats in Battle of Lake Borgne, La.
  • 1944 - The rank of fleet admiral (five star admiral) is established.
  • 1945 - Capt. Sue S. Dauser receives the first Distinguished Service Medal awarded to a nurse.
  • 1965 - The Navy announces completion of 1,272-ft. radio tower at North West Cape, Australia. It is the highest manmade structure in the Southern Hemisphere at the time.

 

For more information about Naval history, visit the Naval Historical Center Web site at www.history.navy.mil.

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