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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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Nelson Mandela freed after 27 years in prison South Africa
Nelson Mandela freed after 27 years in prison South Africa's most prominent anti-apartheid activist, Nelson Mandela, is released after almost three decades of captivity. He will go on to win the Nobel Peace Prize and become the nation's president.On this day — February 11 1990
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Ayatollah Khomeini comes to power in Iran After defeating the last of the Iranian shah
Ayatollah Khomeini comes to power in Iran After defeating the last of the Iranian shah's forces, rebel groups seize power and install their formerly exiled leader, Khomeini, as the head of the new Islamic republic.On this day — February 11 1979
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Bernadette has vision of Virgin Mary Bernadette Soubirous, age 14, claims the Virgin Mary appeared to her in a grotto near the French town of Lourdes. The peasant girl will face skepticism, but the grotto will become a shrine and Bernadette will be made a saint.On this day — February 11 1858
Bernadette has vision of Virgin Mary Bernadette Soubirous, age 14, claims the Virgin Mary appeared to her in a grotto near the French town of Lourdes. The peasant girl will face skepticism, but the grotto will become a shrine and Bernadette will be made a saint.On this day — February 11 1858
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Baseball Hall of Fame nominates Satchel Paige Arguably the greatest pitcher in baseball history is recognized for the sport
Baseball Hall of Fame nominates Satchel Paige Arguably the greatest pitcher in baseball history is recognized for the sport's highest honor, as Satchel Paige becomes the first player from the segregated Negro Leagues to be voted into the Hall On this day — February 9 1971
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Senator McCarthy claims US government full of communists Brandishing a list of 205 "known communists" in the State Department, Wisconsin Senator Joseph McCarthy warns of "enemies from within" during a speech that will propel him to infamy as the ringleader of America
Senator McCarthy claims US government full of communists Brandishing a list of 205 "known communists" in the State Department, Wisconsin Senator Joseph McCarthy warns of "enemies from within" during a speech that will propel him to infamy as the ringleader of America's Red Scare in the post-WWII era.On this day — February 9 1950
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Battle of Guadalcanal ends with American victory One of the longest and most ferocious battles of WWII comes to an end, as Japanese forces retreat from Guadalcanal Island. It will be the first in a series of decisive American victories in the South Pacific.On this day — February 9 1943
Battle of Guadalcanal ends with American victory One of the longest and most ferocious battles of WWII comes to an end, as Japanese forces retreat from Guadalcanal Island. It will be the first in a series of decisive American victories in the South Pacific.On this day — February 9 1943
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Jefferson Davis elected president of the Confederacy (USA) Jefferson Davis is elected president by the Confederate States Congress, but will gain no diplomatic recognition from foreign countries. He will be captured and charged with treason in 1865 after the South loses the Civil War, but will be released after two years without trial.On this day — February 9 1861
Jefferson Davis elected president of the Confederacy (USA) Jefferson Davis is elected president by the Confederate States Congress, but will gain no diplomatic recognition from foreign countries. He will be captured and charged with treason in 1865 after the South loses the Civil War, but will be released after two years without trial.On this day — February 9 1861
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The Russo-Japanese War begins Two powerful empires clash over plans for expansion into Korea and Manchuria, with Japan launching a surprise nighttime attack on the Russian fleet that foreshadows the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor.On this day — February 8 1904
The Russo-Japanese War begins Two powerful empires clash over plans for expansion into Korea and Manchuria, with Japan launching a surprise nighttime attack on the Russian fleet that foreshadows the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor.On this day — February 8 1904
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Mary, Queen of Scots is executed Once the ruler of Scotland, Mary Stuart was forcibly removed from power, lost a battle to regain it, and after being convicted of a plot to assassinate England
Mary, Queen of Scots is executed Once the ruler of Scotland, Mary Stuart was forcibly removed from power, lost a battle to regain it, and after being convicted of a plot to assassinate England's Queen Elizabeth I, is beheaded at age 44.On this day — February 8 1587
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Bushfires cause a Black Saturday in Australia An unrelenting heat wave, lightning, and arson contribute to a conflagration of bushfires near Melbourne, Australia, the worst in the continent
Bushfires cause a Black Saturday in Australia An unrelenting heat wave, lightning, and arson contribute to a conflagration of bushfires near Melbourne, Australia, the worst in the continent's recorded history. The fires will kill 173 and injure 414.On this day — February 7 2009
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British Invasion begins as Fab Four land in US British rock n
British Invasion begins as Fab Four land in US British rock n' rollers The Beatles land at New York's Kennedy Airport, where fans welcome the quartet with a high-pitched hysteria that will become a hallmark of the 'British Invasion.'On this day — February 7 1965
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Beloved board game Monopoly debuts Parker Brothers begins selling a board game centered on buying and selling property, with locale names based on the names of streets in Atlantic City, New Jersey. It will become one of history
Beloved board game Monopoly debuts Parker Brothers begins selling a board game centered on buying and selling property, with locale names based on the names of streets in Atlantic City, New Jersey. It will become one of history's best-selling board games.On this day — February 7 1935
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Earthquake causes Mississippi River to flow backwards On this day — February 7  1812
Earthquake causes Mississippi River to flow backwards On this day — February 7 1812
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Britain's George VI dies and Elizabeth becomes Queen King George VI dies in his sleep at the age of 56, and his 26-year-old daughter, Elizabeth, succeeds to the throne. She will become the United Kingdom's longest-reigning head of state.On this day — February 6 1952
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Freed slaves leave the US for Africa Sponsored by the American Colonization Society and the US Congress, a group of freed slaves sets sail for resettlement in Liberia, in West Africa. It
Freed slaves leave the US for Africa Sponsored by the American Colonization Society and the US Congress, a group of freed slaves sets sail for resettlement in Liberia, in West Africa. It's the first of what will be many efforts to resettle American-born blacks in Africa. Some abolitionists claim the movement strengthens slavery.On this day — February 6 1820
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Modern Singapore founded British statesman Sir Stamford Raffles founds the post of Singapore on the Malay Peninsula
Modern Singapore founded British statesman Sir Stamford Raffles founds the post of Singapore on the Malay Peninsula's southern tip, securing British trading interests in the region. The small settlement will gain independence in 1965 and grow into one of the world's major economic centers.On this day — February 6 1819
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Britain's sweets rationing comes to an end In place since the start of WWII, sweets rationing limited the amount of sugary goods the public could buy. The first day of unrationed sweets sees a run on toffee apples, nougat sticks, and licorice strips.On this day — February 5 1953
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A powerhouse Hollywood quartet forms United Artists Seeking artistic freedom and greater monetary rewards, director D.W. Griffith and actors Charlie Chaplin, Mary Pickford, and Douglas Fairbanks form their own production studio, United Artists.On this day — February 5 1919
A powerhouse Hollywood quartet forms United Artists Seeking artistic freedom and greater monetary rewards, director D.W. Griffith and actors Charlie Chaplin, Mary Pickford, and Douglas Fairbanks form their own production studio, United Artists.On this day — February 5 1919
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Bakelite, the first synthetic plastic, is announced Leo Baekeland, a Belgian-born chemist working in New York, announces his invention of the world
Bakelite, the first synthetic plastic, is announced Leo Baekeland, a Belgian-born chemist working in New York, announces his invention of the world's first manmade plastic material, naming it Bakelite. It will help launch the plastics revolution.On this day — February 5 1909
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