Return to Daily IQ 1979Middle East peaceIn a ceremony at the White House, President Sadat of Egypt and Prime Minister Begin of Israel signed a peace treaty ending 30 years of war between the two countries. 1827 Composer Ludwig van Beethoven died at age 56 in Vienna, Austria. 1945 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. 1971 East Pakistan proclaimed its independence, taking the name Bangladesh. 1982 Groundbreaking ceremonies for the Vietnam Veterans Memorial took place in Washington, DC. 2000 Vladimir Putin was elected president of Russia. Yesterday Return to Daily IQ Tomorrow or choose another day: JanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec Today's Birthday or select month and date: JanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec Year by Year: 1900?2014 or enter a year: Enter a year: ?