On this day:

1943: The Battle of Stalingrad comes to an end as the Axis Powers surrender. Germany’s defeat marked a turning point in World War II.

1848: Treaty of Guadalupe Hidalgo ends the Mexican-American War: the US acquires Texas, California, New Mexico and Arizona for $15 million

Born on this day:

1977: ShakiraColombian singer-songwriter, producer, actress

1905: Ayn Rand, Russian/American author, philosopher

Gone on this day:

1970: Bertrand Russell, English mathematician, historian, philosopher, Nobel Prize laureate

1907: Dmitri Mendeleev: Russian chemist & Inventor of the Periodic Table

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