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.
1905: Lew Wallace, a Union general in the Civil War and author best known for his historical novel "Ben-Hur: A Tale of the Christ," dies of atrophic gastritis at the age of 77 in Crawfordsville, Ind. "Ben-Hur" became an instant bestseller and has been adapted four times for films, including the most famous version in 1959 starring Charlton Heston.
20th Century Fox Television
Courtesy of National Football League
Bruce Bennett/Getty Images
Sean Gallup/Getty Images
David Buchan/Getty Images
Jim Rogash/Getty Images
Ethan Miller/ Getty
TIMOTHY A. CLARY/AFP/Getty Images
Yves Forestier/Getty Images
Stefan Gosatti/Getty Images
It's easy to upload your photos and/or videos on News8000.com. Once you do, we'll share your upload with the community!
No email address was supplied by
To complete your registration on this site, please supply an address.
Please confirm or modify the email address to which you will have subscription offers sent.
For a more personalized experience, please supply the following optional information.