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February 19
In 1942, President Franklin D. Roosevelt signed an executive order giving the military the authority to relocate and intern Japanese-Americans. About 150 Japanese warplanes attacked the Australian city of Darwin.
In 1944, U.S. Forces landed on Eniwetok.
In 1945, during World War II, some 30,000 U.S. Marines landed on the Western Pacific island of Iwo Jima, where they encountered ferocious resistance from Japanese forces. The Americans took control of the strategically important island after a monthlong battle.
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