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On this day: December 26

POSTED: 05:00 PM PST Dec 24, 2012    UPDATED: 11:00 PM PST Dec 25, 2013 

Congress memorializes George Washington, Babe Ruth's contract is sold to the Yankees, Kwanzaa is celebrated for the first time, and a killer tsunami rolls across the Indian Ocean, all on this day.

OTD December 26 - USS Red Rover
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U.S. Navy

1862: Four nuns serving as volunteer nurses on board the USS Red Rover become the first female nurses on a U.S. Navy hospital ship.

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