Today in History - February 19

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Friday, Feb 19 2010 by

1978 – Egyptian forces raid Larnaca International Airport, in an attempt to intervene in a hijacking situation, without authorization from the Republic of Cyprus authorities. The Cypriot National Guard and Police forces kill 15 Egyptian commandos and destroy the Egyptian C-130 transport plane in open combat.

Larnaca Airport (LCA/LCLK) (Google Maps)
Larnaca Airport (LCA/LCLK)

1945 – World War II: Battle of Iwo Jima – about 30,000 United States Marines land on Iwo Jima.

Iwojima (Google Maps)
US Marine Corps War Memorial (Birds Eye)
US Marine Corps War Memorial