On this day: February 15

Published On: Feb 14 2013 06:12:05 PM CST   Updated On: Feb 15 2013 01:00:00 AM CST

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 - Nat King Cole
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1965: Singer and musician Nat King Cole, known for his soft, baritone voice, which he used to perform in big band and jazz genres, dies of lung cancer at the age of 49 in Santa Monica, Calif. Some of Cole's best known songs include "Unforgettable," "Straighten Up and Fly Right," "The Christmas Song," "Nature Boy," "Mona Lisa," "Too Young" and "Those Lazy-Hazy-Crazy Days of Summer."

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