On This Day…

Remember the Maine – Fake News and the Lead Up to War…..

February 15, 1898…..

U.S. battleship Maine explodes in the Havana, Cuba harbor killing 260 men. Although the cause of the explosion has never been verified, it was generally blamed on the Spanish. Some investigations ruled the explosion was caused by a torpedo and others felt the explosion had been caused by spontaneous combustion of the coal bunkers.