Today in history : 02/27/12

On February 27, 1922, nearly three years after the passage of the 19th Amendment, which forbid states from denying the vote to women, the Supreme Court unanimously declared the measure constitutional.

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Today in history : 02/23/12 Iwo Jima Flag Is Raised

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Office for Emergency Management. Office of War Information. Overseas Operations Branch. New York Office. News and Features Bureau. (12/17/1942 – 09/15/1945)

SUMMARY
Part 1, 5th Div. Marines advance on Iwo Jima behind artillery, naval, and aerial bombardment. Part 2, Sec. of State Stettinius signs the Chapultepec Pact at the Inter-American Conference, Mexico City. Part 3, carrier-based planes bomb the Tokyo area. Part 4, the 9th Army crosses the Rhine. Gens. Eisenhower and W.H. Simpson inspect positions. Russian prisoners are liberated. German atrocities are discovered.

SUBJECT * Aircraft carriers * Pan-Americanism * Russian prisoners of war * World War, 1939-1945 * Eisenhower, Dwight D. (Dwight David), 1890-1969 * Simpson, William H. (William Hood), 1888-1982. * Stettinius, Edward Rielley * Department of Defense. Department of the Navy. U.S. Marine Corps. (09/18/1947 – )

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Today in history : 01/07/12

January 7, 1789 – The United States holds it’s first Presidential election more than a decade after the Declaration of Independence.  The voters choose electors who, a month later choose George Washington to be the nation’s first President.