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August 12, 2011

This Day in Naval History - Aug. 11

1812 - USS Constitution captures and destroys brig Lady Warren.
1877 - Professor Asaph Hall of Naval Observatory discovers first of two satellites of Mars. He found the second one within a week.
1921 - Carrier arresting gear first tested at Hampton Roads.
1960 - USNS Longview (T-AGM 3), using Navy helicopters and frogmen, recovers a Discover satellite capsule after 17 orbits. This is first recovery of U.S. satellite from orbit.

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

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