On February 14th, 1898, The USS Maine explodes and sinks in Havana harbor in Cuba, killing more than 260. This event leads to the Spanish-American War.
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A thought for the day: People will pay more to be entertained than educated. -- Johnny Carson
On this date in history:
In 1779, British navigator and explorer James Cook, first known European to reach the Hawaiian Islands, was stabbed to death by island natives while investigating the theft of a boat.
Those born on this date include:
- Statesman and abolitionist Frederick Douglass in 1818
- Medal of Honor recipient Julian Scott in 1846
- suffrage leader Anna Howard Shaw in 1847
- comedy ...Read More
This is Tuesday, Feb. 14, the 45th day of 2017 with 320 to follow.
This is Valentine's Day.
The moon is waning. Morning stars are Jupiter, Saturn and Mercury. Evening stars are Neptune, Venus, Mars and Uranus.
On February 14th, 1879, The War of the Pacific breaks out when Chilean armed forces occupy the Bolivian port city of Antofagasta.
A thought for the day: U.S. Sen. Edward M. Kennedy, D-Mass., said, I hope for an America where we can all contend freely and vigorously, but where we will treasure and guard those standards of civility which alone make ...Read More