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2.15.13 OT - Oh, Canada....

On this date....

1564 Italian astronomer Galileo Galilei was born in Pisa.
1764 The city of St. Louis was established.
1898 The U.S. battleship Maine blew up in Havana harbor, killing more than 260 crew members and bringing the U.S. closer to war with Spain over the issue of Cuban independence.
1933 President-elect Franklin D. Roosevelt escaped an assassination attempt in Miami that claimed the life of Chicago Mayor Anton J. Cermak.
1952 A funeral was held at Windsor Castle for Britain's King George VI, who had died nine days earlier.
1965 Canada's new maple leaf flag was unfurled in ceremonies in Ottawa.
1971 Britain and Ireland "decimalised" their currencies, making one pound equal to 100 new pence instead of 240 pence.
1989 The Soviet Union announced that the last of its troops had left Afghanistan after more than nine years of military intervention.
2002 Canadian pairs figure skaters Jamie Sale and David Pelletier were awarded a gold medal to resolve a judging controversy at the Winter Olympics in Salt Lake City.
2005 Defrocked priest Paul Shanley was sentenced in Boston to 12 to 15 years in prison on child rape charges.
2008 Business tycoon Steve Fossett, 63, was declared dead five months after his small plane vanished over California's Sierra Nevada mountains. (His remains were discovered later in the year.)
2011 Protesters swarmed Wisconsin's capitol after Gov. Scott Walker proposed cutbacks in benefits and bargaining rights for public employees.

Birthdays.....

Jaromir Jagr turns 41

Darrell Green turns 53

Jane Seymour turns 62, and still would

Matt Groening turns 59

And Samuel L. Bronkowitz turns 34

RABBLE ON!

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