06 July 2015

On This Day: US Naval Academy opens its doors to women

It was On This Day in 1976 that the US Naval Academy opened its door to women for the first time since it opened in 1845. Eighty-one female midshipmen were inducted into the Academy in Annapolis, MD.

The first female to graduate from that class would be Elizabeth Anne Rowe, in May 1980. 

Source:
History.com. 6 July 1976 

 

On This Day is a prompt to further explore historical events.
               
© Jeanne Ruczhak-Eckman, 2015
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