This week in New England history: Feb. 15-21

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A list of significant dates in New England history:

Feb. 16

1960: The U.S. Navy submarine USS Triton begins Operation Sandblast, setting sail from New London, Conn., to begin the first submerged circumnavigation of the globe.

Feb. 17

1832: Maine state legislature incorporates the state’s first railroad company.

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Feb. 18

1992: Republican Pres. George H.W. Bush wins the New Hampshire primary over conservative insurgent Patrick J. Buchanan, 58.6 percent to 41.4. In the fall of that same year, a weakened candidate Bush loses to Democrat Bill Clinton, the governor of Arkansas.

Feb. 21

1902: Arthur Nock, a religious history professor at Harvard who advocated for the creation of a doctoral degree in History and Philosophy of Religion, is born in Portsmouth, England.