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On This Day - February 23, A Shot Of History

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1954 – The first mass inoculation of children against polio with the Salk vaccine begins. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Poliomyelitis https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3GXddGT8AKk 1945 – World War II: During the Battle of Iwo Jima, a group of United States Marines and a commonly forgotten U.S. Navy Corpsman, reach the top of Mount Suribachi on the island and are photographed raising the American flag. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Battle_of_Iwo_Jima https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pneTPAPVLFY https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AaJQkEEnGBo https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vHeB4dwNn7Q https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FuEFTqzCFg0 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QG1PvQHCTPI 1455 – Traditional date for the publication of the Gutenberg Bible, the first Western book printed with movable type. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gutenberg_Bible https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5woYLVaF6uE https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=g_MIkXORM0Q 1850 – César Ritz, Swiss businessman, founded The Ritz London Hotel and Hôtel Ritz Paris is born. (d. 1918) http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/C%C3%A9sar_Ritz https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=D5DfoioiuLI Produced by Meiqi AN

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