On this day: February 15

Published On: Feb 14 2013 06:12:05 PM CST   Updated On: Feb 15 2016 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 - Surrender of Singapore
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1942: Following an assault by Japanese forces during World War II, British Lt. Gen. Arthur Percival surrenders Singapore. Percival is seen here on the far right with other British officers on their way to surrender. About 80,000 Indian, United Kingdom and Australian soldiers became prisoners of war, the largest surrender of British-led military personnel in history.

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