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On This Day: February 14th

This is 45th day of the year and 320 days remain in the year.

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.
February 14 BirthdaysAnna Shaw1847–1919, American woman-suffrage leader.
Jack Bennycomedian
Katherine Stinsonpioneering pilot
George Jean Nathaneditor and drama critic
Jim KellyFootball QB
Florence Hendersonactress
Donna Shalalaeducator, public official
Michael Bloombergbusinessman and politician
Gregory Hinesdancer, actor



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