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February, 2016

  • 17 February

    Britain’s King George V changes royal surname

    Britain’s King George V changes royal surname

    On today in 1917, throughout the 3rd year of World War I, Britain’s King George V orders the British royal family to dispense by using German titles and surnames, altering the surname of his personal family, the decidedly Germanic Saxe-Coburg-Gotha, to Windsor. The second son of Prince Edward of Wales …

  • 17 February

    Soviets blockade West Berlin

    Soviets blockade West Berlin

    One of the very most dramatic standoffs in the annals of the Cold War begins because the Soviet Union blocks all road and rail traffic to and from West Berlin. The blockade ended up being an awful diplomatic move by the Soviets, even though United States emerged from the confrontation …

  • 17 February

    McVeigh convicted for Oklahoma City bombing

    McVeigh convicted for Oklahoma City bombing

    Timothy McVeigh, a former U.S. Army soldier, is convicted on 15 counts of murder and conspiracy for his function in the 1995 terrorist bombing of the Alfred P. Murrah Federal Building in Oklahoma City. On April 19, 1995, just immediately after 9 a.m., a enormous truck bomb exploded outdoors the …

  • 17 February

    Truman orders U.S. forces to Korea

    Truman orders U.S. forces to Korea

    Just 3 days immediately after the United Nations Security Council voted to supply military assist with South Korea, President Harry S. Truman orders U.S. military to aid in defending that nation from invading North Korean armies. Truman’s dramatic step marked the state entry of the United States in to the …

  • 17 February

    Do the Right Thing released

    Do the Right Thing released

    On today in 1989, the writer-director Spike Lee’s third feature film, Do the Right Thing-a provocative, racially charged drama that needs just right one block in Brooklyn’s Bedford-Stuyvesant neighborhood, day of the year-is released in U on the hottest.S. theaters. The block in query hosts Sal’s Famous Pizzeria, the sole …

  • 16 February

    Indians hammer U.S. soldiers at the Battle of the Rosebud

    Indians hammer U.S. soldiers at the Battle of the Rosebud

    Sioux and Cheyenne Indians score a tactical victory over General Crook’s forces at the Battle of the Rosebud, foreshadowing the disaster of the Battle of Little Big Horn eight days later. General George Crook was in command of an individual of three columns of soldiers converging on the Big Horn …

  • 16 February

    Fire breaks out at New Jersey pier

    Fire breaks out at New Jersey pier

    On today in 1900, 4 German boats burn at the docks in Hoboken, New Jersey, killing a lot more than 300 women and men. The fire was so huge that maybe it’s observed by practically each and every person in the New York City area. William Northmaid was operating because …

  • 16 February

    Jean Harlow dies

    Jean Harlow dies

    On today in 1937, Hollywood is shocked to discover of the sudden and tragic death of the actress Jean Harlow, who succumbs to uremic poisioning (now far better referred to as acute renal failure, or acute kidney failure) at age 26. Born Harlean Carpenter in Kansas City, Missouri, she moved …

  • 16 February

    Franklin flies kite during thunderstorm

    Franklin flies kite during thunderstorm

    On today in 1752, Benjamin Franklin flies a kite within a thunderstorm and collects a charge in a Leyden jar once the kite is struck by lightning, enabling him to show the electrical nature of lightning. Franklin became thinking about electricity in the mid-1740s, a period when was still unknown …

  • 16 February

    First American woman in space

    First American woman in space

    From Cape Canaveral, Florida, the area shuttle Challenger is launched into space on its second mission. Aboard the shuttle was Dr. Sally Ride, who as a mission specialist became the original American woman to visit into space. During the six-day mission, Ride, an astrophysicist from Stanford University, operated the shuttle’s …