February 23, 1945 in History

Day of the Week: Friday

Events in History

  • 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

Birthdays in History

  • Frank Murray, police Officer

Deaths in History

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