history fact – February 28, 2017

Today is Tuesday, Feb. 28, the 59th day of 2017. There are 306 days left in the year.

100 years ago Today’s Highlight in History took place:

On Feb. 28, 1917, The Associated Press reported that the United States had obtained a diplomatic communication sent by German Foreign Minister Arthur Zimmermann to a German official in Mexico; the “Zimmermann Note,” which had been intercepted and decoded by Britain, proposed a German alliance with Mexico and Japan should the U.S. enter World War I. (Outrage over the telegram helped propel America into the conflict.)

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