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On this day: February 15

POSTED: 05:12 PM MST Feb 14, 2013    UPDATED: 12:00 AM MST Feb 15, 2013 

The USS Maine explodes mysteriously in Havana Harbor, the teddy bear is born, President Franklin D. Roosevelt survives an assassination attempt, and Jeffrey Dahmer is found guilty, all on this day.

OTD February 15 - Galileo Galilei
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1564: Astronomer and scientist Galileo Galilei, whose achievements include improvements to the telescope and consequent astronomical observations and support for the Earth revolving around the sun, is born in Pisa, Italy.

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