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On This Day in History, February 14

What Happened On This Day – February 14

  • 2005 Former Lebanese Prime Minister Rafik Hariri is assassinated

    Several sources reported that the U.N. Special Tribunal for Lebanon found compelling evidence for the Lebanese militia Hezbollah's involvement.

  • 2003 Dolly the sheep is put to death

    Dolly, the first mammal to be cloned from an adult, had shown signs of premature aging and contracted various diseases.

  • 1989 Union Carbide finally agrees to pay damages to the Indian government for the Bophal disaster

    The company had a yearly turnover of 9.5 billion USD at the time; up to 25,000 people had died in the tragedy.

  • 1949 The Knesset, the parliament of Israel, convenes for the first time

    The term “Knesset” is derived from the Hebrew name of an ancient Great Assembly: Anshei Knesset HaGedolah.

  • 1876 The telephone is patented

    Both Alexander Graham Bell and Elisha Gray applied for a patent on that day - Bell won.

Births On This Day – February 14

  • 1951 Kevin Keegan

    English footballer

  • 1943 Maceo Parker

    American saxophonist

  • 1942 Michael Bloomberg

    American businessman, politician, 108th Mayor of New York City

  • 1894 Jack Benny

    American actor, comedian

  • 1818 Frederick Douglass

    American author, activist

Deaths On This Day – February 14

  • 1975 P. G. Wodehouse

    English author

  • 1975 Julian Huxley

    English biologist

  • 1779 James Cook

    English navy officer, explorer, cartographer

  • 1229 Ragnvald Godredsson

    Manx king

  • 269 Saint Valentine

    Roman bishop, martyr

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