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IT OFFICIALLY ENDED ON THIS DAY IN 1945

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The Battle of Iwo Jima began on February 19, 1945 and was officially declared
ended with the securing of the island on March 26. The five week battle to
capture the island from the Japanese Imperial Army comprised some of the
fiercest and bloodiest fighting of the War in the Pacific during World War II.

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1945 issue, commemorative stamp

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COMIC STRIP DEBUTED ON THIS DAY IN 1951

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Dennis the Menace is a daily syndicated newspaper comic strip that was originally
created, written, and illustrated by Hank Ketcham. It debuted on March 12, 1951,
in 16 newspapers, originally distributed by Post-Hall Syndicate. It is now written
and drawn by Ketcham’s former assistants, Marcus Hamilton and Ron Ferdinand,
and distributed to at least 1,000 newspapers in 48 countries and in 19 languages
by King Features Syndicate. The strip usually runs for a single panel on weekdays 
and a full strip on Sundays.

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Henry (Hank) King Ketcham (March 14, 1920 – June 1, 2001)

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BILL GATES FOR THE WALL STREET JOURNAL

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CONSIDERING A SECOND LOOK

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(FoxNews) – The National Transportation Safety Board reportedly is considering
re-opening its investigation into the 1959 plane crash that killed rock and roll
stars Buddy Holly, Ritchie Valens, and J.P. "The Big Bopper" Richardson.

The Des Moines Register reports that a New England man named L.J. Coon,
who claims to be a retired pilot and aircraft dispatcher, petitioned the NTSB to
take a second look at the case. The Civil Aeronautics Board, the NTSB’s
predecessor in air crash investigation, ruled that the primary cause of the
crash seven miles north of Clear Lake, Iowa, was pilot error and poor
weather conditions. 

However, Coon told the Register via email that he wants investigators to
consider whether problems with the plane’s rudder pedals caused 21-year-
old pilot Roger Peterson to lose control of the plane. He theorized that
Peterson may have tried to glide the single-engine Beechcraft Bonanza to
a landing before the plane’s right wing hit the ground, sending it cartwheeling
across a cornfield. Peterson was the fourth person to die in the crash, along
with the musicians.

"I believe that the NTSB will review pilot Peterson’s diagnostic actions in the
aircraft during this 3.5-minute flight and realize the heroic efforts that took
place in those 4.9 miles," Coon wrote.

The NTSB responded to Coon in an e-mail dated Feb. 19, 2015, and read in
part "You have gotten our attention." A final decision on a re-investigation
could take several weeks.

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THE BLONDE BOMBSHELL’S BIRTHDAY

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Jean Harlow (Harlean Harlow Carpenter)
(March 3, 1911 – June 7, 1937)


Harlow’s first major appearance was in Hell’s Angels (1930), followed
by a series of critically unsuccessful films, before signing with Metro-
Goldwyn-Mayer
in 1932. She died during the filming of Saratoga in
1937 at the age of 26 from kidney  disease. The movie was completed
using doubles and released a little over a month after her death. The 
American Film Institute ranked her as the 22nd greatest female star in 
Hollywood history.

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