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HISTORY WAS MADE ON THIS DAY

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SANDY KOZEL

During the bloody Battle for Iwo Jima, U.S. Marines from the 3rd Platoon, E Company, 2nd Battalion, 28th Regiment of the 5th Division take the crest of
Mount Suribachi, the island’s highest peak and most strategic position, and
raise the U.S. flag. Marine photographer Louis Lowery was with them and
recorded the event.

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Louis R. "Lou" Lowery (July 24, 1916 – April 15, 1987)

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HISTORY WAS MADE ON THIS DAY

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ROSS SIMPSON

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Susan B. Anthony (February 15, 1820 – March 13, 1906).


Susan B. Anthony was an American social reformer and women’s rights
activist who played a pivotal role in the
women’s suffrage movement.

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The Susan B. Anthony dollar is a United States dollar coin minted from 1979
to 1981, when production was suspended due to poor public acceptance,
and then again in 1999. Intended as a replacement for the cumbersome
Eisenhower dollar, the new smaller one dollar coin went through testing
of several shapes and compositions, but all were opposed by the vending
machine industry, a powerful lobby affecting coin legislation. Finally, a
round
planchet with an eleven-sided inner border was chosen for the
smaller dollar.

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FIRST TROOPS TO VIETNAM ON THIS DAY IN 1965

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A U.S. Marine Corps Hawk air defense missile battalion is deployed to Da
Nang. President Johnson (below) had ordered this deployment to provide protection for the key U.S. airbase there.

This was the first commitment of American combat troops in South Vietnam
and there was considerable reaction around the world to the new stage of
U.S. involvement in the war.

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Lyndon Baines Johnson (August 27, 1908 – January 22, 1973)

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Hawk missile launchers at Da Nang Airfield in 1965.

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ACTOR ROBERT CONRAD IS DEAD AT 84

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Robert Conrad (born Conrad Robert Falk)
(March 1, 1935 – February 8, 2020)

Conrad died from heart failure in Malibu, California today. He is best
known for his role in the 1965–69 CBS television series The Wild Wild
West
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Original NBC release: September 23, 1976 – April 6, 1978.

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ISLAND WAS SECURED ON THIS DAY IN 1943

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On February 8, 1943, Japanese troops evacuated Guadalcanal, leaving the
island in Allied possession after a prolonged campaign. The American
victory paved the way for other Allied wins in the Solomon Islands.

Guadalcanal is the largest of the Solomons, a group of 992 islands and atolls,
347 of which are inhabited, in the South Pacific Ocean. The Solomons, which
are located northeast of Australia and have 87 indigenous languages, were discovered in 1568 by the Spanish navigator Alvaro de Mendana de Neyra
(1541-95). In 1893, the British annexed Guadalcanal, along with the other
central and southern Solomons. The Germans took control of the northern Solomons in 1885, but transferred these islands, except for Bougainville
and Buka (which eventually went to the Australians) to the British in 1900.

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Japanese POWs.

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