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February 14 Birthdays

Anna Shaw
1847–1919, American woman-suffrage leader.

George Jean Nathan
editor and drama critic (1882)

Katherine Stinson
pioneering pilot (1891)

Jack Benny
comedian (1894)

Florence Henderson
actress (1934)

Donna Shalala
educator, public official (1941)

Michael Bloomberg
businessman and politician (1942)

Gregory Hines
dancer, actor (1946)

Jim Kelly
Football QB (1960)

February 14 in History


Oregon became the 33rd state in the United States.


Arizona became the 48th state in the United States.


The League of Women Voters was founded.


Members of Al Capone's gang killed rival gang members in the St. Valentine's Day massacre.


Iran's Ayatollah Khomeini issued a fatwa, calling for the death of Salman Rushdie, author of The Satanic Verses.


The Kansas Board of Education reversed its 1999 ruling and restored evolution to the state's science curriculum.


Dolly the sheep, the first cloned mammal, was euthanized because of incurable lung cancer.

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