What Happened on February 23, 1945

Day of the Week: Friday

Historical Events

  • 2nd Dutch government of Gerbrandy forms in London
  • Canadian troops occupy Kalkar
  • Operation Grenade: US Lieutenant General Simpson's 9th Army crosses Ruhr

Victory in battleRaising the Flag on Iwo Jima

US Marines raise the flag on Iwo Jima, later a famous photo and Marine Corps War Memorial sculpture

Famous Birthdays

  • Frank Murray, police Officer

Famous Deaths

  • Aleksei Tolstoi, Russian poet and writer (Pjotr Peroyj), dies at 62
  • Aubrey Cousins, Canadian sergeant (Victoria Cross), dies in battle