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HISTORY WAS MADE ON THIS DAY

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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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CONFERENCE ENDED ON THIS DAY IN 1945

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From left, British Prime Minister Winston Churchill, U.S. President
Franklin Roosevelt and Soviet Premier Josef Stalin sit on the patio
of Livadia Palace.

The Yalta Conference, sometimes called the Crimea Conference, was held
February 4–11, 1945 and convened in the Livadia Palace. It was the major
World War II conference. It was the second conference of the “Big Three”
Allied leaders–U.S. President
Franklin D. Roosevelt, British Prime Minister
Winston Churchill, and Soviet Premier Joseph Stalin–and the war had
progressed mightily since their last meeting, which had taken place in
Tehran in late 1943.

 

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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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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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HISTORY WAS MADE ON THIS DAY

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BRIAN THOMAS

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Charles Augustus Lindbergh (February 4, 1902 – August 26, 1974)

Charles Lindbergh was a aviator, military officer, author, inventor, and
activist. At age 25 in 1927, he went from obscurity as a
U.S. Air Mail pilot
to instantaneous world fame by winning the
Orteig Prize for making a
nonstop flight from
New York to Paris.

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