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 - Sonja Henie
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1936: In Germany, Norwegian skater Sonja Henie wins her third consecutive Olympic figure skating gold. Henie is the only skater to win three ladies singles Olympic gold medals in a row, although Swedish figure skater Gillis Grafström did the same in men's singles from 1920-28.


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