Feb. 16, 2013
The World and Everything In It

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Hour B, Segment 5

The History Book

Feb. 17, 1801—An Electoral College tie between Thomas Jefferson and Aaron Burr is resolved when, after 35 ballots, Jefferson is elected President of the United States and Burr Vice President by the House of Representatives.

Feb. 19, 1945—About 30,000 United States Marines land on the island of Iwo Jima.

Feb. 17, 1972—President Richard M. Nixon departs on a historic trip to China.

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Feb. 16, 2013