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February 21, 1431 The Maid of Orléans

The Hundred Years’ War began as a succession dispute over the French throne, pitting an alliance of Burgundians and English on one side, against a coalition of Royalists led by the Armagnacs on the other. 1,087 more words

Lydia Bailey Passes On

Lydia Bailey, who was born Lydia Steele in Lancaster County, Pennsylvania, to Captain William Steele and Elizabeth Bailey, passed away on the 21st of February in 1869. 62 more words

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¡JEB! the Smartest Bush® suspended his 2016 Goat Rodeo Campaign, the biggest implosion of a frontrunner in the Bush Crime Family History.

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“Butch” O’Hare Saved His Ship and Her Crew...Did “Easy Eddie” Help?

Today in History, February 20, 1942:

Lt. Edward “Butch” O’Hare saves his ship. The USS Lexington was initiating a raid on Rabaul, a Japanese stronghold. However the Task Force was spotted, and many Japanese aircraft were sent to destroy the valuable aircraft carrier. 181 more words

gladness and joy, like the rainbow, defy the skill of pen or pencil." - Frederick Douglass

Today in History, February 20, 1895:

Frederick Douglass dies of either a heart attack or stroke in Washington DC after having appeared at an event of the National Council of Women where he received a standing ovation. 221 more words

February 20, 1974 Holdout

On December 7, 1941, Imperial Japanese air forces attacked the US Pacific Naval anchorage at Pearl Harbor.

President Franklin Delano Roosevelt appeared before a joint session of Congress the following day, asking for a declaration of war.  745 more words

Joe Jefferson's Birthday

On this day, the 20th of February in 1829, the comic actor Joseph Jefferson, one of the best-known American stage personalities of the nineteenth century, was born into a family of actors in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.  52 more words

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