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.
1949: Gerald Lankester Harding, director of the Palestine Archaeological Museum, and Roland de Vaux, the president of the trustees of the museum, begin excavations at Cave 1 of the Qumran Caves in what is now the West Bank, where they will eventually discover the first seven Dead Sea Scrolls.
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