21 February 2013

Timeline February 22 & 23

February 22
1732  George Washington, the first president of the United States, was born in the Virginia Colony.
1819  Spain ceded Florida to the United States.
1909  The sixteen battleships of the Great White Fleet, led by Connecticut, return to the United States after a voyage around the world.

February 23
1633  Samuel Pepys, English diarist and naval administrator, was born.
1685  George Frideric Handel, German born English Composer, was born in Germany.
1836  The siege of the Alamo began in San Antonio, Texas.
1896  The Tootsie Roll was invented.
1941  Plutonium was first produced and isolated by Dr. Glenn T. Seaborg.
1945  U.S. Marines on Iwo Jima captured Mount Suribachi and raised the American flag. The moment was captured in a Pulitzer Prize winning photo by AP photographer Joe Rosenthal.
1997  Scientists in Scotland announced they had cloned an adult mammal, producing a lamb named Dolly.

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