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World's first steam train railway journey The steam train makes its maiden run, as Richard Trevithick and his locomotive embark on a rail journey between the Penydarren Ironworks to Abercynon in South Wales, reaching a speed of 5 mph on the 9-mile trip.On this day — February 21 1804
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Shakespeare leases marshland on the Thames River William Shakespeare joins seven other men in signing a lease on a Southwark lot along the Thames. The playwright now owns a share in what will become the Globe Theatre, where some of his most memorable plays will first be staged, including \
Shakespeare leases marshland on the Thames River William Shakespeare joins seven other men in signing a lease on a Southwark lot along the Thames. The playwright now owns a share in what will become the Globe Theatre, where some of his most memorable plays will first be staged, including 'Julius Caesar,' 'Macbeth,' 'Othello,' 'King Lear,' and 'Hamlet.'On this day — February 21 1599
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Ireland legalizes sale of birth control Defying the Catholic Church\
Ireland legalizes sale of birth control Defying the Catholic Church's wishes on a social issue for the first time, Ireland's government legislators reverse the ban on importation or sale of contraceptives.On this day — February 20 1985
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First American orbits the earth The Friendship 7 spacecraft and its pilot, Major John Glenn, make three orbits around the Earth and travel 65,763 nautical miles in just under five hours. Glenn\
First American orbits the earth The Friendship 7 spacecraft and its pilot, Major John Glenn, make three orbits around the Earth and travel 65,763 nautical miles in just under five hours. Glenn's flight, called the Mercury-Atlas 6, comes just months after Soviet cosmonaut Yuri Gagarin's successful orbit of Earth on April 12, 1961.On this day — February 20 1962
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The first of Rockwell's 'Four Freedoms' is published Inspired by President Franklin Roosevelt’s 1941 State of the Union speech, artist Norman Rockwell creates four iconic scenes of mid-20th-century American values. All will appear in The Saturday Evening Post.On this day — February 20 1943
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The Metropolitan Museum of Art opens in New York City Founded two years previously, the Metropolitan officially unveils to the public its total collection: a Roman sarcophagus and 174 paintings. The museum will go on to become the largest in the United States, acquiring a staggering collection of more than 2 million works.On this day — February 20 1872
The Metropolitan Museum of Art opens in New York City Founded two years previously, the Metropolitan officially unveils to the public its total collection: a Roman sarcophagus and 174 paintings. The museum will go on to become the largest in the United States, acquiring a staggering collection of more than 2 million works.On this day — February 20 1872
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China invades Vietnam After Vietnam topples the Chinese-backed Khmer Rouge regime in Cambodia, China launches the Third Indochina War. Tensions between China and the Soviet Union underlie the invasion.On this day — February 17 1979
China invades Vietnam After Vietnam topples the Chinese-backed Khmer Rouge regime in Cambodia, China launches the Third Indochina War. Tensions between China and the Soviet Union underlie the invasion.On this day — February 17 1979
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Armory Show sends shockwaves through the art world Bringing the European avant-garde on a grand scale to American viewers for the first time, the works in this modern art exhibition, representing the latest styles of Fauvism, Cubism, and Futurism, will inspire anger, disgust, delight, and a colossal buzz.On this day — February 17 1913
Armory Show sends shockwaves through the art world Bringing the European avant-garde on a grand scale to American viewers for the first time, the works in this modern art exhibition, representing the latest styles of Fauvism, Cubism, and Futurism, will inspire anger, disgust, delight, and a colossal buzz.On this day — February 17 1913
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Submarine begins world's first underwater circumnavigation The USS Triton begins 'Operation Sandblast,' the first submerged circumnavigation of the globe. The voyage will generally follow the overwater route Magellan sailed more than four centuries earlierOn this day — February 16 1960.
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King Tut's tomb unsealed in Egypt British archaeologist Howard Carter unseals a doorway at the back of a tomb buried under the sands of Thebes, Egypt, and after more than 3,000 years, the pharaoh Tutankhamun has a visitor.On this day — February 16 1923
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The silver dollar is deemed US legal tender Amid roiling economic controversy and a financial panic, the United States Congress passes the Bland-Allison Act, requiring the minting of silver coins to be put into circulation as dollar coins. Gold coins will be preferred among Americans, however, giving rise to the gold standard economy.On this day — February 16 1878
The silver dollar is deemed US legal tender Amid roiling economic controversy and a financial panic, the United States Congress passes the Bland-Allison Act, requiring the minting of silver coins to be put into circulation as dollar coins. Gold coins will be preferred among Americans, however, giving rise to the gold standard economy.On this day — February 16 1878
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Swashbuckling raid scuttles a pirated US frigate Disguised as Maltese sailors, Lt. Stephen Decatur and his men board the USS Philadelphia, an American vessel run aground in Tripoli Harbor and held by Barbary pirates. The ship is considered too valuable to be allowed to remain in the hands of the pirates, so Decatur and his men set her alight.On this day — February 16 1804
Swashbuckling raid scuttles a pirated US frigate Disguised as Maltese sailors, Lt. Stephen Decatur and his men board the USS Philadelphia, an American vessel run aground in Tripoli Harbor and held by Barbary pirates. The ship is considered too valuable to be allowed to remain in the hands of the pirates, so Decatur and his men set her alight.On this day — February 16 1804
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YouTube is launched Three former employees of PayPal, frustrated at not being able to share digital videos with one another, open an office above a pizzeria in San Mateo, California, and launch the site that will allow anyone to upload, view, and share videos of cute cats and virtually anything else as well.On this day — February 14 2005
YouTube is launched Three former employees of PayPal, frustrated at not being able to share digital videos with one another, open an office above a pizzeria in San Mateo, California, and launch the site that will allow anyone to upload, view, and share videos of cute cats and virtually anything else as well.On this day — February 14 2005
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Gangsters' guns blaze in St. Valentine's Day Massacre Chicago crime kingpin Al Capone sends soldiers to a North Side garage where they line-up seven rival gang members and kill them execution-style in a hail of bullets. The hit will become a press sensation and redouble efforts by authorities to bring Capone's crime reign to an end.On this day — February 14 1929
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Captain James Cook killed in Hawaii After exploring and mapping vast areas of the globe, including the Hawaiian Islands, the Australian coast, and New Zealand, Captain Cook comes into conflict with a group of native Hawaiians during his third voyage. In the heat of tensions and misunderstandings, Cook and four of his crew are killed.On this day — February 14 1779
Captain James Cook killed in Hawaii After exploring and mapping vast areas of the globe, including the Hawaiian Islands, the Australian coast, and New Zealand, Captain Cook comes into conflict with a group of native Hawaiians during his third voyage. In the heat of tensions and misunderstandings, Cook and four of his crew are killed.On this day — February 14 1779
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Saint Valentine is martyred The Catholic Church tells of a Bishop Valentine who, in part because he married couples without Imperial Rome\
Saint Valentine is martyred The Catholic Church tells of a Bishop Valentine who, in part because he married couples without Imperial Rome's consent, is imprisoned, tortured, and beheaded on this day. He will eventually become the patron saint of love.On this day — February 14 273
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France joins the 'nuclear club' with bomb test Gerboise Bleue is exploded in the Algerian Sahara desert, and at 70 kilotons is the largest atomic weapon test yet seen. The French now have The Bomb, along with the United States, the Soviet Union, and the United Kingdom.On this day — February 13 1960
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WWII Allies firebomb Dresden, Germany Hundreds of Allied aircraft drop over 3,400 tons of explosives on the German city of Dresden. The firestorm will decimate the architecturally and culturally significant city, kill at least 25,000, and be seen by many as a tragically unnecessary action.On this day — February 13 1945
WWII Allies firebomb Dresden, Germany Hundreds of Allied aircraft drop over 3,400 tons of explosives on the German city of Dresden. The firestorm will decimate the architecturally and culturally significant city, kill at least 25,000, and be seen by many as a tragically unnecessary action.On this day — February 13 1945
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New Delhi becomes the capital of British India New Delhi has become to official capital of British India. While it has been functioning as a capital since 1911 (until which Calcutta served as the capital city), it has today been formally inaugurated as capital.Hotel Capital Delhi India | agoda.com agoda.com/Hotel_Capital_Delhi_India ప్రకటనBook Hotel Capital Delhi India Rooms Available in Hotel Capital agoda.com రేట్ చేయబడింది  (68,710 సమీక్షలు) Readers\
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Astronomer Galileo in Rome for Inquisition trial Galileo Galilei arrives in Rome to stand trial for advocating that the Earth revolves around the Sun, a criminal heresy to the Roman Catholic Inquisition. Galileo will be found \"vehemently suspect of heresy\" and sentenced to indefinite house arrest, where he will remain until his death.On this day — February 13 1633
Astronomer Galileo in Rome for Inquisition trial Galileo Galilei arrives in Rome to stand trial for advocating that the Earth revolves around the Sun, a criminal heresy to the Roman Catholic Inquisition. Galileo will be found "vehemently suspect of heresy" and sentenced to indefinite house arrest, where he will remain until his death.On this day — February 13 1633
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