February 23: Iwo Jima Flag Raised!
THE STORY OF A SPECIAL DAY
February 23: Raising the Flag on Iwo Jima!
The special occasion gift they’ll never throw away — a whole book for the price of a premium card! The story of a special day…
…What happened in history?
…Who was born?
What happened on *your* special day?
From celebrations around the world to significant moments in history, birthdays, zodiac signs, and all-month events, this book makes a perfect birthday present or anniversary gift — one that will be kept and remembered long after an ordinary birthday card has been forgotten!
On February 23, 1945, US Marines raised the American flag atop Mount Suribachi on the island of Iwo Jima! But that’s not all. February 23 is also the date that…
…the Gutenberg Bible was published
…the Battle of the Alamo began
Black historian and educator W. E. B. Du Bois, atomic bomber Paul Tibbets, and musicians Georg Handel and Johnny Winter were all born on February 23. Poet John Keats, President John Quincy Adams, veterinarian and author James Herriot, and Hardy partner Stan Laurel died.
There’s plenty to celebrate on February 23! In Guyana, it’s Mashramani; in Brunei it’s Hari Kebangsaan; and in the US, it’s National Banana Bread Day. February, of course, is Black History Month in the US and Canada. Mardi Gras sometimes falls on February 23, which makes sense because sometimes it’s also “Open That Bottle Night.”
Each volume of The Story of a Special Day is packed with rare historical photos and fascinating facts. Plus, holidays around the world; birthday gems, flowers, and other symbols; horoscope signs; sayings and superstitions; and much, much more!
With 78 pages packed with 37 historic photographs and illustrations, The Story of a Special Day is a feast for the eyes as well as for the brain. A perfect birthday present or anniversary gift, February 23: The Story of a Special Day will make anyone feel special on his or her very special occasion.
Look for upcoming titles covering each and every day of the year…because every day is a special day for someone you know! [Ebook coming soon!]