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TO­DAY’S HIGH­LIGHT Feb. 15, 1798

A feud be­tween two mem­bers of the U.S. House of Rep­re­sen­ta­tives boiled over as Roger Gris­wold of Con­necti­cut used a cane to at­tack Ver­mont’s Matthew Lyon, who de­fended him­self with a set of tongs. ALSO ON THIS DATE


Ital­ian as­tronomer Galileo Galilei was born in Pisa.


The site of present-day St. Louis was es­tab­lished by Pierre La­clede and Au­guste Chouteau.


The U.S. bat­tle­ship Maine mys­te­ri­ously blew up in Havana Har­bor, killing more than 260 crew mem­bers and bring­ing the United States closer to war with Spain.


Pres­i­dent-elect Franklin D. Roo­sevelt es­caped an as­sas­si­na­tion at­tempt in Mi­ami that mor­tally wounded Chicago Mayor An­ton J. Cer­mak; gun­man Giuseppe Zan­gara was ex­e­cuted more than four weeks later.

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