This Day in History: Feb. 23: During World War II, U.S. Marines on Iwo Jima captured Mount Suribachi
Feb 23, 2018 | 7:00 AM
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 Roosevelt signed an agreement with Cuba to lease the area around Guantanamo Bay to the United States.
1927: President Calvin Coolidge signed a bill creating the Federal Radio Commission, forerunner of the Federal Communications Commission.