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Today in History: Fidel Comes to Power, LeVar Burton Is Born

By Mia Quagliarello

Senior Community Manager

It's Presidents' Day in the U.S., and we thought we'd use this historical holiday to test out a new series in this blog: "Today in History." Every day this week, we'll serve you three videos from our partners highlighting something interesting that happened on that day in history. For example, February 16 marked when…

Fidel Castro came to power in Cuba in 1959. CBCtv captures him speaking about his ideology:

LeVar Burton was born in 1957, in Germany. The Reading Rainbow/Star Trek: The Next Generation star tells revision3 about his love of technology, specifically Twitter:

The 9th perihelion passage of Halley's Comet was recorded in 374. This 45-minute lecture from uctelevision asks how much we really know, even today, about comets:

Until tomorrow,

Mia Quagliarello