On February 14th, 1879, The War of the Pacific breaks out when Chilean armed forces occupy the Bolivian port city of Antofagasta.
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A thought for the day: Alexander Solzhenitsyn said, Woe to that nation whose literature is cut short by the intrusion of force. This is not merely interference with freedom of the press but the sealing up of a nation's ...Read More
On this date in history:
In 1668, Portugal was recognized as an independent nation by Spain.
In 1861, the first Medal of Honor was awarded. It went to Col. Bernard Irwin, an assistant surgeon serving ...Read More
Those born on this date include:
- Pope Alexander VII in 1599
- Bess Truman, wife of former U.S. President Harry Truman, in 1885
- artist Grant Wood in 1891
- Supreme Court Justice Robert ...Read More
Today is Thursday, Feb. 13, the 44th day of 2020 with 322 to follow.
The moon is waning. Morning stars are Jupiter, Mars, Saturn and Venus. Evening stars are Mercury, Neptune, Uranus and Venus.
On February 13th, 1633, Galileo Galilei arrives in Rome for his trial before the Inquisition.