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1945: US flag raised over Iwo Jima
The 28th Regiment of the 5th Marines take Mount Suribachi as the battle for control of Japanese-held Iwo Jima rages on.

1981: Rebel army seizes control in Spain
Soldiers and members of the Civil Guard storm the Spanish Parliament threatening the fledgling democracy, once ruled by dictator General Franco.

1959: Macmillan and Khrushchev talk peace
On his ten-day visit to the Soviet Union, the British Prime Minister forges cultural and trade links between East and West.

1972: Hijackers surrender and free Lufthansa crew
Palestinian hijackers who took over a Lufthansa jet two days ago release the crew at an airfield in the Yemen.

1963: Shocking wardens could be legal
Peter Hicks, a farmer who electrified his car to ward off traffic wardens in London's Covent Garden may be able to evade the law.


Around this Day

20 February
Top Story: 1986: Soviets launch space station Mir

21 February
Top Story: 1972: Nixon makes historic visit to China

22 February
Top Story: 1972: IRA bomb kills six at Aldershot barracks

24 February
Top Story: 1955: Britain's big freeze

25 February
Top Story: 1986: Corazon Aquino is Philippines president

26 February
Top Story: 1991: Iraqi troops flee Kuwait City


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