World War II History
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.
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