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Feb 21: Today in History Feature

feb 21 history

On this day in 1848, Karl Marx and Friedrich Engels publish “The Communist Manifesto” in London; American evangelist Billy Graham died at the age of 99 in 2018; and on this day in 1965, American civil rights activist and proponent for Black autonomy, Malcom X, was assassinated in Washington Heights, NYC. To view the previous Today […]

Feb 18: Today in History Feature

feb 18 history

On this day in 1931, American novelist Chloe Wofford also known as Toni Morrison was born in Lorain, Ohio. Her works are praised for addressing the harsh consequences of racism in the United States. In 1993, Morrison became the first Black woman author to win the Nobel Prize for literature. Morrison was also a recipient […]

Feb 17: Today in History Feature

Feb 17 history

On this day in 1979, 250,000 Chinese troops supported by 200 tanks invaded Vietnam. To hold off the Chinese, Hanoi marshalled 150,000 local militia and border guards who employed guerrilla tactics. After 27 days of fighting, approximately 60,000 Chinese soldiers and 20,000 Vietnamese were killed. China claimed victory but were repulsed and fled the county. […]

Feb 16: Today in History Feature

Feb 16 history

After defeating the forces of President Fulgencio Batista, Fidel Castro became premier of Cuba this day in history, Feb 16, 1959, and transformed the island country into the Western Hemisphere’s first communist state. The United States attempted to assassinate Castro hundreds of times, as well as trying to overthrow him in 1961 at the Bay of Pigs invasion which […]

Feb 15: Today in History Feature

Feb 15 history

On this day in 1945, ENIAC – Electronic Numerical Integrator and Computer – was the first programmable, electronic, general-purpose digital computer built. ENIAC was formally dedicated at the University of Pennsylvania on February 15, 1946. Its design and construction were financed by the United States Army to be used to calculate artillery firing tables.

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