Feb. 18, 2012
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Hour B, Segment 5

The TW&E History Book

Feb. 17, 1801 — An Electoral College tie between Thomas Jefferson and Aaron Burr is resolved in the U.S. House of Representatives when Jefferson is elected president Burr vice president.
  • Feb. 19, 1878 — Thomas Edison receives a patent for his phonograph.
  • Feb. 19, 1945 — In one of the fiercest battles of World War II, about 30,000 U.S. Marines land on the Pacific island of Iwo Jima.
  • Feb. 20, 1962 — Aboard the Friendship 7 Mercury capsule, astronaut John Glenn becomes the first American to orbit the Earth.
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Feb. 18, 2012