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On this day in history: Republic of Texas became part of USA, Iwo Jima battle launched

Conservative Review

Happy Presidents Day!

Presidents Day is always celebrated on the third Monday in February, but we’re going to take a look at the most pro-American things that happened on the anniversary of 2018 Presidents Day, February 19.

1846: The Republic of Texas becomes the State of Texas following its annexation by the United States. The sovereign Texas existed for roughly a decade, declaring its independence from Mexico after the Texas Revolution of 1836.

1878: Inventor Thomas Edison patents his phonograph, the first device to be able to both record and reproduce sound. Over the course of his life, Edison acquired some 1,093 patents.

1945: 30,000 United States Marines arrive on the Japanese island of Iwo Jima. The Battle of Iwo Jima resulted in tens of thousands of casualties on both sides, but delivered a key American victory in the Pacific.

1976: President Gerald Ford formally rescinds former President Franklin D. Roosevelt’s executive order that relocated Japanese Americans into internment camps during World War II.

2002: NASA’s Mars Odyssey space vehicle begins its mission of mapping the Red Planet. Already the longest-operating Mars orbiter, Odyssey is projected to be in service until around 2025.

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