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.
1882: Actor John Barrymore, best known for his stage work and for his roles in movies like "Dr. Jekyll & Mr. Hyde," "Grand Hotel," "Dinner at Eight," "Twentieth Century" and "Don Juan," is born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Barrymore was also a member of a multi-generation theatrical dynasty, as the brother of Lionel Barrymore and Ethel Barrymore, and the paternal grandfather of Drew Barrymore.
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