This was 85th day of the year and 280 days remained in the year.
The battle of Iwo Jima ended; about 22,000 Japanese troops were killed or captured in the fighting and more than 4,500 U.S. troops were killed.
East Pakistan proclaimed its independence, taking the name Bangladesh.
Vladimir Putin was elected president of Russia.
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