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,
1951 Kevin Keegan
1943 Maceo Parker
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,
1975 P. G. Wodehouse
1975 Julian Huxley
1779 James Cook
English navy officer, explorer, cartographer
1229 Ragnvald Godredsson
269 Saint Valentine
Roman bishop, martyr