Wednesday, February 15, 2017
History for February 15 - On-This-Day.com:
Galileo Galilei 1564 - Astronomer, John Sutter 1803, Cyrus McCormick (Cyrus Hall McCormick, Sr.) 1809 - Inventor
Susan B. Anthony 1820 - American suffragist, Matt Groenig 1954 - Cartoonist ("The Simpsons"), Chris Farley 1964
1758 - Mustard was advertised for the first time in America.
1898 - The USS Maine sank when it exploded in Havana Harbor for unknown reasons. More than 260 crew members were killed.
1903 - Morris and Rose Michtom, Russian immigrants, introduced the first teddy bear in America.
1933 - U.S. President-elect Franklin Roosevelt escaped an assination attempt in Miami. Chicago Mayor Anton J. Cermak was killed in the attack.
1942 - During World War II, Singapore surrendered to the Japanese.
1953 - The first American to win the women’s world figure skating championship was 17-year-old Tenley Albright.
1965 - Canada displayed its new red and white maple leaf flag. The flag was to replace the old Red Ensign standard.
1982 - During a storm, the Ocean Ranger, a drilling rig, sank off the coast of Newfoundland. 84 men were killed.