23rd February

The events happened on 23rd February are :

1836 : Alamo besieged by Santa Anna's Mexican army : This day in 1836, during the Texas war for independence, Mexican General Antonio López de Santa Anna began a siege of the Alamo, which was captured after 13 days and which became for Texans a symbol of heroic resistance.

1945 : Six U.S. servicemen raised the American flag over Mount Suribachi on the island of Iwo Jima during World War II.

1905 : The first Rotary Club was founded by Chicago attorney Paul P. Harris.

1870 : Mississippi was readmitted to the United States following the American Civil War.

1822 : Boston was granted a charter to become a city.

1685 : English composer George Frideric Handel, a leading figure of late Baroque music, was born.

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