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On this day: February 15

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

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 - Soviets leaving Afghanistan
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Mikhail Evstafiev/Wikimedia Commons

1989: The Soviet Union officially announces that all of its troops have left Afghanistan, officially bringing an end to the Soviet war in the country after nine years.

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