In 1945, during World War II, U.S. Marines on Iwo Jima captured Mount Suribachi, where they raised a pair of American flags (the second flag-raising was captured in the iconic Associated Press photograph.)
1836: The siege of the Alamo began in San Antonio, Texas.
1848: The sixth president of the United States, John Quincy Adams, died in Washington, D.C., at age 80.
1863: British explorers John H. Speke and James A. Grant announced they had found the source of the Nile River to be Lake Victoria.
1870: Mississippi was readmitted to the Union.
1903: President Theodore...