What Happened on September 6th

USS Hopper
USS Hopper
 
The US Navy Commissions the USS Hopper
The USS Grace Murray Hopper was commissioned by the US Navy in San Francisco. Hopper, a rear admiral in the US Navy, enjoyed successful careers in academia, business, and the military while making history in the computer field. She helped program the Harvard Mark I and II and developed the first compiler, A-0. Her subsequent work on programming languages influenced the COBOL programming language.