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By Julie Mullins

February 23, 2020 - February 29, 2020 - Graphics show birthdays and anniversaries for each day of the week. This week features the five-week battle of Iwo Jima in World War II, the travels of Ibn Battuta, the Guangxu Emperor of China, the first Chinese athlete to win three gold medals at a single Winter Olympics, the death of Boris Nemtsov, an outspoken critic of President Vladimir Putin, the life of André Previn, and Hugh Hefner’s Playboy empire

February 23, 1945: U.S. Marines captured Mount Suribachi on the Japanese island of Iwo Jima. Their raising of the U.S. flag became the subject of a Pulitzer Prize-winning photograph

February 24, 1304: Celebrated Arab traveller Ibn Battuta was born in Tangier, Morocco. Over 30 years, he visited most of the known Islamic world as well as many non-Muslim lands

February 25, 1875: The Guangxu Emperor of China began his reign, aged three, with Empress Dowager Cixi as regent. He was the penultimate emperor of the Qing Dynasty

February 26, 2010: Short track speed skater Wang Meng became the first Chinese athlete to win three gold medals at a single Winter Olympics, at the Vancouver Games

February 27, 2015: Boris Nemtsov, a charismatic Russian opposition politician and outspoken critic of President Vladimir Putin, was shot dead in Moscow, triggering mass protests

February 28, 2019: German-born U.S. conductor and composer André Previn died at age 89. His all-round talent blurred the boundaries between jazz, pop, film and classical music

February 29, 1960: Hugh Hefner opened the first Playboy Club in Chicago, famous for its Playboy Bunny waitresses dressed in satin corsets, bunny ears and fluffy white tails

PUBLISHED: 12/02/2020; STORY: Graphic News; PICTURES: Newscom, Getty, Associated Press
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