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1821 – John Keats, English Romantic poet, died.   1836 – Mexican general Santa Anna began the siege of the Alamo.   1896 – The Tootsie Roll was introduced by Leo Hirshfield.   1898 – French novelist Emile Zola was convicted of libel and sentenced to jail for writing his “J’accuse” letter accusing the government of anti-Semitism and wrongly jailing Captain Alfred Dreyfus.   1942 – The first Axis shelling of U.S. soil took place near Santa Barbara, Calif.   1945 – U.S. Marines raised the American flag on Iwo Jima.   1997 – Scottish scientists announced the successful cloning of a sheep, Dolly.]]]]> ]]>

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