The famous leader of the abolitionist movement died in February 1895 at age 77. The National Park Service hosts celebratory events on Douglass’s birthday at his estate in Southeast Washington.
Feb. 11, 2012 Actor Fred Morsell, in character as Frederick Douglass, stands on the grounds of Douglass’s historic estate before addressing visitors in celebration of the 194th birthday of the abolitionist leader. Bill O'Leary/The Washington Post
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NASA tried one last time to contact its record-setting Mars rover Opportunity, but declared it dead on Feb. 13, 2019, 15 years after arriving at the Red Planet. The solar-powered rover has been silent for eight months, victim of one of the most intense dust storms in decades.