On this day, February 23, in 1986, people began to gather on EDSA opposite Camp Crame and Camp Aguinaldo to heed Cardinal Jaime Sin’s call to protect Juan Ponce Enrile and Fidel V Ramos. Cory Aquino returned to Manila. Military tanks and civilians began to face each other on the roads.
On this day in 1945, six American soldiers raised an American flag on Mount Suribachi on Iwo Jima, a sign of their victory in defeating the Japanese on the island.
On this day in 1896, Leo Hirshfield sold the candy he called the Tootsie Roll. This is the first individually wrapped candy. It started with a recipe she was cooking for her 5-year-old daughter Clara.
February is Philippine Heart Month.
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