Saturday, February 23, 2008

Today in History: February 23

  • 1455 Johannes Gutenberg publishes 1st book using movable type, a bible.
  • 1836 Battle of the Alamo starts, in San Antonio, by Mexican first-time-dictator General Santa Anna.
  • 1847 Battle of Buena Vista; General Zachary Taylor defeats Mexican bad-penny-dictator General Santa Anna.
  • 1886 American chemist Charles M. Hall invents inexpensive extraction of Aluminum from ore.
  • 1924 American physicist Allan Cormack born; 1979 Nobel, for creating computerized axial tomography (CAT) scan algorithms.
  • 1945 Flag raised on Mount Suribachi, Iwo Jima, by U.S. Marines.
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