John Quincy Adams

This Day in History: Feb. 23: During World War II, U.S. Marines on Iwo Jima captured Mount Suribachi

This Day in History: Feb. 23: During World War II, U.S. Marines on Iwo Jima captured Mount Suribachi

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...

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