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1942 - U.S. President Roosevelt signed an executive order giving the military the authority to relocate and intern Japanese-Americans.

1942 - Approximately 150 Japanese warplanes attacked the Australian city of Darwin.

1942 - The New York Yankees announced that they would admit 5,000 uniformed servicemen free to each of their home ball games during the coming season.

1945 - During World War II, about 30,000 U.S. Marines landed on Iwo Jima. On February 23, U.S. Marines raised an American flag on Mount Suribachi. Photographer Joe Rosenthal took a picture which became the model for the Marine Corps War Memorial near Arlington National Cemetery in Virginia.

1985 - U.S. President Reagan met with veterans of the 28th Marine Regiment on the 40th anniversary of their laning on Iwo Jima.


World War II Quotes

"No amphibious attack in history had approached this one in size. Along miles of coastline there were hundreds of vessels and small boats afloat and ant-like files of advancing troops ashore."
General Dwight Eisenhower - July 1943 (Sicily)



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