Today is Monday, Feb. 23, the 54th day of 2004. There are 312 days left in the year. On his date in

Today is Monday, Feb. 23, the 54th day of 2004. There are 312 days left in the year. On his date in 1945, during World War II, U.S. Marines on Iwo Jima capture Mount Suribachi, where they raise the American flag.
In 1822, Boston is granted a charter to incorporate as a city. In 1836, the siege of the Alamo begins in San Antonio. In 1847, U.S. troops under Gen. Zachary Taylor defeat Mexican Gen. Santa Anna at the Battle of Buena Vista in Mexico. In 1848, the sixth president of the United States, John Quincy Adams, dies of a stroke at age 80. In 1861, President-elect Lincoln arrives secretly in Washington to take office, an assassination plot having been foiled in Baltimore. In 1870, Mississippi is readmitted to the Union. In 1942, the first shelling of the U.S. mainland during World War II occurs as a Japanese submarine fire on an oil refinery in Ellwood, Calif. In 1954, the first mass inoculation of children against polio with the Salk vaccine begins in Pittsburgh. In 1981, an attempted coup begins in Spain as 200 members of the Civil Guard invade the Parliament, taking lawmakers hostage. (However, the attempt collapses18 hours later.) In 1997, scientists in Scotland announce they have succeeded in cloning an adult mammal, producing a lamb named "Dolly." (Dolly, however, is put down Feb. 14, 2003, after a short life marred by premature aging and disease.)
February 23, 1979: A nationally known researcher has turned thumbs down on the taxpayer-financed $400,000 National Center for Economic Alternatives plan for the multi-million dollar revitalization of the former Youngstown Sheet & amp; Tube Co. Campbell Works as a community-worker owned plant.
All 907 senior cadets at the Air Force Academy are confined to quarters because no one would accept responsibility for hanging a banner that ridiculed Brig. Gen. Thomas Richards, commandant of cadets.
Woodbridge, N.J., police apprehend two Rahway prison inmates who, unknown to authorities, have allegedly escaped almost nightly, burglarizing homes and then returning to the prison.
February 23, 1964: John Nuven, Chicago business leader and national campaign chairman for Planned Parenthood, will be the keynote speaker at the opening of the Youngstown Planned Parenthood Association's fund-raising drive at the Voyager Motor In.
The Arms Museum operated by the Mahoning Valley Historical Society at 648 Wick Ave. draws some 250 visitors as it opens its doors for the first time.
Joseph L. McCarthy, a 1961 graduate of Cardinal Mooney High School, a junior political science major at Notre Dame University, will be the top student keynote speaker at Notre Dame's mock GOP national convention.
February 23, 1954: "A natural site for industrial might," is the winner of Mayor Frank X. Kryzan's contest to select a slogan to tell the United States that the city is ready and able to attract new industry.
Clarence "Clate" McMullen, Mahoning County Home superintendent, files a $100,000 lawsuit against county Commissioner Edward J. Gilronan on the basis to remarks Gilronan made about McMullen's administration of the county home.
A committee of infantile paralysis experts reports that it could find no evidence that the first wide-scale use of gamma globulin during the summer of 1953 had any effect in preventing or mitigating paralytic polio.
February 23, 1929: Youngstowners are treated to a visit by the Puritan, a small Goodyear Zeppelin, which whirred through the snowy skies to make a deliver of goods to the Valley Tire Co.
The U.S. Senate votes, 70-7, against a proposal by Sen. Heflin of Alabama to prohibit the flying of a church flag over the United States emblem on battleships during church services at sea.
John W. Hulbert, 55, former New York state executioner, kills himself in the basement of his Auburn, N.Y., home. During a 13-year career, Hulbert sent 141 men to their deaths. He succeeded John Davis, inventor of the electric chair, as the state executioner in 1913.