Happy Presidents Day!
Presidents Day is always celebrated on the third Monday in February, but we’re going to take a look at the most pro-American things that happened on the anniversary of 2018 Presidents Day, February 19.
1846: The Republic of Texas becomes the State of Texas following its annexation by the United States. The sovereign Texas existed for roughly a decade, declaring its independence from Mexico following the Texas Revolution of 1836.
On this day in 1839 the Republic of Texas adopted this as our flag. It later became our state flag. Long live Texas. pic.twitter.com/JEwF1raVkk
— Greg Abbott (@GregAbbott_TX) January 25, 2016
— Frank W. Zammetti (@fzammetti) February 7, 2018
1945: 30,000 United States Marines arrive on the Japanese island of Iwo Jima. The Battle of Iwo Jima resulted in tens of thousands of casualties on both sides, but delivered a key American victory in the Pacific.
— Business Insider (@businessinsider) February 7, 2018
1976: President Gerald Ford formally rescinds former President Franklin D. Roosevelt’s executive order that relocated Japanese Americans into internment camps during World War II.
— SPIES&VESPERS (@SpiesVespers) February 19, 2017
2002: NASA’s Mars Odyssey space vehicle begins its mission of mapping the Red Planet. Already the longest-operating Mars orbiter, Odyssey is projected to be in service until around 2025.
— Perth Observatory (@perthobs) August 24, 2017