TO­DAY IN HIS­TORY

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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

1564

Ital­ian as­tronomer Galileo Galilei was born in Pisa.

1764

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

1898

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.

1933

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.

1942

The British colony Sin­ga­pore sur­ren­dered to Ja­panese forces dur­ing World War II.

1953

Ten­ley Al­bright, 17, be­came the first Amer­i­can woman to win the world fig­ure skat­ing cham­pi­onship, which was held in Davos, Switzer­land.

1989

The Soviet Union an­nounced that the last of its troops had left Afghanistan, af­ter more than nine years of mil­i­tary in­ter­ven­tion.

1992

A Mil­wau­kee jury found that Jef­frey Dah­mer was sane when he killed and mu­ti­lated 15men and boys.

2013

With a blind­ing flash and a boom­ing shock wave, a me­teor blazed across Rus­sia’s west­ern Siberian sky and ex­ploded, in­jur­ing more than 1,000peo­ple as it blasted out win­dows.

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