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This Day in History: February

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This Day in History February 9: Satchel Paige nominated to Baseball Hall of Fame
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On this day in 1971, pitcher Leroy "Satchel" Paige becomes the first Negro League veteran to be nominated for the Baseball Hall of Fame. In August of that year, Paige, a pitching legend known for his fastball, showmanship and the longevity of his pla... [more]
August 26, 2012 at 05:14 PM
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This Day in History February 14: St. Valentine Beheaded
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Under the rule of Claudius the Cruel, Rome was involved in many unpopular and bloody campaigns. On February 14 around the year 278 A.D., Valentine, a holy priest in Rome in the days of Emperor Claudius II, was executed. (1:00)
August 26, 2012 at 01:40 PM
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This Day in History February 13: Galileo in Rome for Inquisition
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On this day in 1633, Italian philosopher, astronomer and mathematician Galileo Galilei arrives in Rome to face charges of heresy for advocating Copernican theory, which holds that the Earth revolves around the Sun. Galileo officially faced the Roman ... [more]
August 26, 2012 at 01:46 PM
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This Day in History February 20: Ireland Allows Sale of Contraceptives
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On this day in history, in a highly controversial vote on February 20, 1985, the Irish government defies the powerful Catholic Church and approves the sale of contraceptives. Also on this day the first World’s Day Fair opened in San Francisco. (1:00)
August 27, 2012 at 08:42 PM
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This Day in History February 2: First Groundhog Day
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On this day in 1887, Groundhog Day, featuring a rodent meteorologist, is celebrated for the first time at Gobbler's Knob in Punxsutawney, Pennsylvania. According to tradition, if a groundhog comes out of its hole on this day and sees its shadow, ther... [more]
August 27, 2012 at 04:38 PM
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This Day in History: February 16 King Tut’s Tomb Opened
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On this day in 1923, in Thebes, Egypt, English archaeologist Howard Carter enters the sealed burial chamber of the ancient Egyptian ruler King Tutankhamen. Also on this day Fidel Castro claimed powers over Cuba. (1:00)
August 26, 2012 at 01:31 PM
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This Day in History February 6: Elizabeth becomes Queen
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On this day in 1952, after a long illness, King George VI of Great Britain and Northern Ireland dies in his sleep at the royal estate at Sandringham. Princess Elizabeth, the oldest of the king's two daughters and next in line to succeed him, was in K... [more]
August 27, 2012 at 12:13 PM
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This Day in History: February 15 USS Maine Explodes
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One of the first American battleships, the Maine weighed more than 6,000 tons and was built at a cost of more than $2 million, and on this day in history, a massive explosion of unknown origin sinks the battleship in Cuba's Havana harbor, killing 260... [more]
August 26, 2012 at 01:36 PM
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This Day in History February 18: Twain Publishes the Adventures of Huckleberry Finn
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On this day in 1885, Mark Twain publishes his famous and famously controversial novel, The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn. Also on this day, Pluto was discovered as a planet though since it has been reclassified as a dwarf planet. (1:00)
August 27, 2012 at 04:52 PM
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This Day in History February 5: Beckwith convicted of killing Medgar Evers
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On this day in 1994, white supremacist Byron De La Beckwith is convicted in the murder of African-American civil rights leader Medgar Evers, over 30 years after the crime occurred. Evers was gunned down in the driveway of his Jackson, Mississippi, ho... [more]
August 27, 2012 at 12:18 PM
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