TO­DAY IN HIS­TORY

The Oneida Daily Dispatch (Oneida, NY) - - Kickoff -

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.

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Ital­ian as­tronomer Galileo Galilei was born in Pisa.

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

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

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