On this day: February 15

POSTED: 04:12 PM PST Feb 14, 2013    UPDATED: 11:00 PM PST Feb 14, 2016 

The USS Maine explodes mysteriously in Havana Harbor, the teddy bear is born, President Franklin D. Roosevelt survives an assassination attempt, and Jeffrey Dahmer is found guilty, all on this day.

OTD February 15 - Giuseppe Zangara
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Florida Department of Corrections

1933: Giuseppe Zangara attempts to assassinate President-elect Franklin D. Roosevelt in Miami, Florida, but instead shoots Chicago Mayor Anton J. Cermak, who would die of his wounds on March 6, 1933, and four others. Zangara would initially be sentenced to 80 years in prison for attempted murder, but was sentenced to death after Cermak died. He was executed by electric chair on March 20, 1933.


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