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feb 15, 1898 - A United States battle ship Maine, which was sent to Cuba to protect American citizens, suddenly blew up in Havana harbor. A total of 260 sailors were killed. Though an American inquiry could not find who sank the vessel, the Spanish government agreed to an armistice in Cuba. But it was late, the American public now demanded war.

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A United States battle ship Maine, which was sent to Cuba to protect American citizens, suddenly blew up in Havana harbor. A total of 260 sailors were killed. Though an American inquiry could not find who sank the vessel, the Spanish government agreed to an armistice in Cuba. But it was late, the American public now demanded war.

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feb 15, 1898
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