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  1. Juliet316 Streak for Colors Tiemaster

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    ON THIS DAY

    On Feb. 9, 1943, the World War II battle of Guadalcanal in the southwest Pacific ended with an American victory over Japanese forces.
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    ON THIS DAY

    On Feb. 10, 1962, the Soviet Union exchanged the captured American U-2 pilot Francis Gary Powers for Rudolph Ivanovich Abel, a Soviet spy held by the United States.
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    ON THIS DAY

    On Feb. 11, 1945, President Roosevelt, British Prime Minister Winston Churchill and Soviet leader Josef Stalin signed the Yalta Agreement during World War II.
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    We sure live on one boring planet.
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  5. Juliet316 Streak for Colors Tiemaster

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    ON THIS DAY

    On Feb. 12, 1973, the first release of American prisoners of war from the Vietnam conflict took place.
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    Abraham Lincoln too. Same day, same year. 1809.
  8. Juliet316 Streak for Colors Tiemaster

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    ON THIS DAY

    On Feb. 13, 1935, a jury in Flemington, N.J., found Bruno Richard Hauptmann guilty of first-degree murder in the kidnap-death of the infant son of Charles and Anne Lindbergh. Hauptmann was later executed.
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    ON THIS DAY

    On Feb. 15, 1898, the U.S. battleship Maine blew up in Havana Harbor, killing 260 crew members and escalating tensions with Spain.
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  11. Juliet316 Streak for Colors Tiemaster

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    ON THIS DAY

    On Feb. 16, 1923, the burial chamber of King Tutankhamen's recently unearthed tomb was unsealed in Egypt.
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    On this day in 1885, Mark Twain publishes his famous--and famously controversial--novel The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn.

    Also Pluto was discovered in 1930 and classified a planet. It would lose that classification years later.
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    You just had to put that in, didn't you. :_|:mad:

    PLUTO IS STILL A PLANET TO ME [face_not_talking]

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    You think you're mad? Think about how the guy who found the planetoid bigger than Pluto feels. :p
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    ON THIS DAY

    On Feb. 19, 1945, during World War II, some 30,000 United States Marines landed on the Western Pacific island of Iwo Jima, where they encountered ferocious resistance from Japanese forces. The Americans took control of the strategically important island after a month-long battle.
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    ON THIS DAY

    On Feb. 20, 1962, astronaut John Glenn became the first American to orbit Earth as he flew aboard the Friendship 7 Mercury capsule.
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    ON THIS DAY

    On Feb. 21, 1965, Malcolm X was shot and killed by assassins as he was about to address a rally in New York City; he was 39.
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  24. Juliet316 Streak for Colors Tiemaster

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    ON THIS DAY

    On Feb. 22, 1980, in a stunning upset, the United States Olympic hockey team defeated the Soviets at Lake Placid, N.Y., 4-to-3. (The U.S. team went on to win the gold medal.)

    *Also known as the Miracle on Ice
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    I still remember that quite vividly. Skiing in Vermont with my family and friends of ours, game wasn't televised live, a friend heard the final score on the radio, I didn't believe him at first.

    Also, 70 years ago today, Sofie Scholl, her brother Hans and Christoph Probst, members of the "White Rose", were executed.