Today in History for February 23rd

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Highlights of this day in history: An AP photographer takes an iconic Pulitzer Prize-winning photo at Iwo Jima, Scottish scientists announce an advancement in cloning and Carlos Santana wins big at the Grammys. (Feb. 23)

FEBRUARY 23RD 1945.. AN ICONIC IMAGE FROM WORLD WAR TWO DURING THE BATTLE OF IWO JIMA IN THE PACIFIC.

US MARINES FIGHTING JAPANESE FORCES SIEZED MOUNT SIRABACHI AND RAISED AN AMERICAN FLAG TWICE IN THE SAME DAY.

ASSOCIATED PRESS PHOTOGRAPHER JOE ROSENTHAL CAPTURES THE SECOND FLAG RAISING IN A PULITZER PRIZE-WINNING PHOTO.

1991 DURING THE PERSIAN GULF WAR -- AN AMERICAN-LED COALITION BEGINS A GROUND OFFENSIVE AGAINST IRAQI FORCES IN QUAIT.

WITHIN DAYS, THE OFFENSIVE DRIVES SADDAM HUSSEIN'S FORCES OUT OF QUAIT.. AND A CEASE FIRE IS DELCARED.

1997 -- SCIENTISTS IN SCOTLAND SAY THEY HAVE CLONED THE FIRST MAMMAL FROM AN ADULT CELL.

A LAMB THEY CALL 'DOLLY.'

SIX YEARS LATER.. DOLLY IS PUT TO DEATH AFTER PREMATURE AGING AND DISEASE MARR HER SHORT EXISTENCE.

1965 -- STAN LAUREL.. HALF OF A LAUREL AND HARDY COMEDY TEAM DIES IN SANTA MONICA CALIFORNIA.. AT AGE 74.

AND 2000 CARLOS SANTANA WINS 8 GRAMMIES FOR HIS ALBUM 'SUPERNATURAL' -- THAT TIES THE RECORD SET BY MICHAEL JACKSON'S 'THRILLER' ALBUM FOR THE MOST TROPHIES ON GRAMMY NIGHT..

TODAY IN HISTORY... FEBRUARY 23RD.. SANDY COSELL.. THE ASSOCIATED PRESS.

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