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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.

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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.

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