USS Maine Destroyed

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  • Lucas Paul Richert (University of Saskatchewan)

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On 15 February, the U.S. battleship Maine blew up in Havana harbour. 260 people were killed. The event helped crystallize American discontent with Spain in Cuba. The Spanish-American soon followed.

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Richert, Lucas Paul. "USS Maine Destroyed". The Literary Encyclopedia. First published 01 February 2009
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