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Friday, February 14, 2014

This was 45th day of the year and 320 days remained in the year.


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

1859

Oregon became the 33rd state in the United States.

1912

Arizona became the 48th state in the United States.

1920

The League of Women Voters was founded.

1929

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

1989

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

2001

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

2003

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

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