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 www.history.navy.mil.