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February 19, 2008

On February 19, 2008, Dictator Fidel Castro resigned from the Cuban presidency. After serving for 49 years as the leader of Cuba, he turned the reigns over to his brother Raul. Time and the natural aging process did something that … Continue reading

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February 18, 1790

On February 18, 1790, the Patron Saint of Grammar Nazis took his place looking over the shoulder of God. Thomas de Mahy, the Marquis de Favras, was sentenced to death by hanging during the French Revolution for treason against the … Continue reading

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February 17, 1995

On February 17, 1995, Federal Judge Okla B. Jones allowed a lawsuit to continue that claimed that US tobacco makers knew nicotine was addictive and manipulated its levels to keep customers hooked. Tobacco companies immediately had an “oh shit” moment … Continue reading

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February 16, 1899

On February 16, 1899, at the French presidential Elysee Palace, President Felix Faure died doing what he loved most. His mistress, 29-year-old Marguerite Steinheil. He had called her over to the palace for a little afternoon delight when he had … Continue reading

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February 15, 705

On February 15, 706, Byzantine emperor Justinian II of the Golden Nose had his two predecessors publicly executed in the Hippodrome of Constantinople. Why did he do this? Because in 695 CE during his ‘first’ reign as Byzantine emperor, the … Continue reading

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February 14, 2018

On February 14, 2018, on the day of Global Love, an unnamed 19-year-old German man died because of love. His love of winning an argument. He and his girlfriend were walking along the Havel River on December 19, 2017 and … Continue reading

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February 13, 2008

On February 13, 2008, All Star baseball pitcher, Roger Clemens, denied taking performance-enhancing drugs while testifying to Congress. He said he’d only taken the Blue Pill, never the Red Pill. He also said he was pretty sure that Barry Bonds … Continue reading

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February 12, 1947

On February 12, 1947, the largest observed iron meteorite flashed through the atmosphere and crashed in the Sikhote-Alin Mountains in the Soviet Union. It weighed around 23 tones. Later, in 1963, Ripsorck Epsilom 14 of Gliese 832 apologized to Nikita … Continue reading

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February 11, 55 CE

On February 11, 55 CE, Tiberius Claudius Caesar Britannicus, the rightful heir to the Roman Empire, died of natural causes at the age of almost 14. He was poisoned by his step-brother and current emperor of Rome, Nero. He was … Continue reading

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February 10, 1355

On February 10, 1355, the St Scholastica Day riot broke out in Oxford, England. It all started when two students from the University of Oxford complained about the quality of wine they were served at the Swindlestock Tavern. Come on, … Continue reading

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