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February 14th, 2008 (February 14 2008)EventNorthern Illinois University shooting: a gunman opened fire in a lecture hall of the DeKalb County, Illinois university resulting in 24 casualties; 6 fatalities (including gunman) and 18 injured.
February 14th, 2005 (February 14 2005)EventLebanon s former Prime Minister, Rafik Hariri, is assassinated, prompting the country to fall into chaos.
February 14th, 2005 (February 14 2005)EventSeven people are killed and 151 wounded in a series of bombings by suspected Al-Qaeda-linked militants that hit the Philippines Makati financial district in Metro Manila, Davao City, and General Santos City.
February 14th, 2004 (February 14 2004)EventIn a suburb of Moscow, Russia, the roof of the Transvaal water park collapses, killing more than 25 people, and wounding more than 100 others.
February 14th, 2002 (February 14 2002)EventThe Tullaghmurray Lass sinks off the coast of Kilkeel, County Down, Northern Ireland killing three members of the same family on board.
February 14th, 2000 (February 14 2000)EventThe spacecraft NEAR Shoemaker enters orbit around asteroid 433 Eros, the first spacecraft to orbit an asteroid.
February 14th, 1998 (February 14 1998)EventAuthorities in the United States announce that Eric Robert Rudolph is a suspect in an Alabama abortion clinic bombing.
February 14th, 1996 (February 14 1996)EventChina launches a Long March 3 rocket, carrying the Intelsat 708 satellite. The rocket flies off course 3 seconds after liftoff and crashes into a rural village. The Rock Quotes
February 14th, 1994 (February 14 1994)EventAndrei Chikatilo, a Russian serial killer is executed by shooting.
February 14th, 1990 (February 14 1990)Event92 people are killed aboard Indian Airlines Flight 605 at Bangalore, India.
February 14th, 1989 (February 14 1989)EventUnion Carbide agrees to pay $470 million to the Indian government for damages it caused in the 1984 Bhopal Disaster.
February 14th, 1989 (February 14 1989)EventIranian leader Ruhollah Khomeini issues a fatwa encouraging Muslims to kill the author of The Satanic Verses, Salman Rushdie.Ruhollah Khomeini Quotes
February 14th, 1989 (February 14 1989)EventThe first of 24 satellites of the Global Positioning System are placed into orbit.
February 14th, 1983 (February 14 1983)EventUnited American Bank of Knoxville, Tennessee collapses. Its president, Jake Butcher is later convicted of fraud.
February 14th, 1981 (February 14 1981)EventStardust Disaster: A fire in a Dublin nightclub kills 48 people
February 14th, 1979 (February 14 1979)EventIn Kabul, Muslims kidnap the American ambassador to Afghanistan, Adolph Dubs who is later killed during a gunfight between his kidnappers and police.
February 14th, 1966 (February 14 1966)EventAustralian currency is decimalised.
February 14th, 1962 (February 14 1962)EventFirst Lady Jacqueline Kennedy takes television viewers on a tour of the White House.
February 14th, 1961 (February 14 1961)EventDiscovery of the chemical elements: Element 103, Lawrencium, is first synthesized at the University of California.
February 14th, 1956 (February 14 1956)EventThe XX Congress of the Communist Party of the Soviet Union begins in Moscow. On the last night of the meeting, Premier Nikita Khrushchev condemns Joseph Stalin s crimes in a secret speech.Nikita Khrushchev Quotes
February 14th, 1949 (February 14 1949)EventThe Knesset (Israeli parliament) convenes for the first time.
February 14th, 1949 (February 14 1949)EventThe Asbestos Strike begins in Canada. The strike marks the beginning of the Quiet Revolution in Quebec.
February 14th, 1946 (February 14 1946)EventThe Bank of England is nationalized.
February 14th, 1945 (February 14 1945)EventWorld War II: On the second day of the bombing of Dresden , the British Royal Air Force and the United States Army Air Forces begin fire-bombing Dresden, the capital of the German state of Saxony.
February 14th, 1945 (February 14 1945)EventWorld War II: Prague is bombed probably due to a mistake in the orientation of the pilots bombing Dresden.
February 14th, 1945 (February 14 1945)EventPresident Franklin D. Roosevelt meets with King Ibn Saud of Saudi Arabia aboard the USS Quincy, officially starting the U.S.-Saudi diplomatic relationship.
February 14th, 1945 (February 14 1945)EventWorld War II: Mostar is liberated by Yugoslav partisans.
February 14th, 1944 (February 14 1944)EventWorld War II: Anti-Japanese revolt on Java.
February 14th, 1943 (February 14 1943)EventWorld War II: Rostov-on-Don, Russia is liberated.
February 14th, 1943 (February 14 1943)EventWorld War II: Battle of the Kasserine PassGerman General Erwin Rommel and the Afrika Korps launch an offensive against Allied defenses in Tunisia.Erwin Rommel Quotes
February 14th, 1942 (February 14 1942)EventBattle of Pasir Panjang contributes to the fall of Singapore.
February 14th, 1929 (February 14 1929)EventSt. Valentine s Day Massacre: Seven people, six of them gangster rivals of Al Capone s gang, are murdered in Chicago, Illinois.Al Capone Quotes
February 14th, 1924 (February 14 1924)EventThe International Business Machines Corporation (IBM) is founded.
February 14th, 1920 (February 14 1920)EventThe League of Women Voters is founded in Chicago, Illinois.
February 14th, 1919 (February 14 1919)EventThe Polish-Soviet War begins.
February 14th, 1918 (February 14 1918)EventThe Soviet Union adopts the Gregorian calendar (on 1 February according to the Julian calendar). Julian Quotes
February 14th, 1912 (February 14 1912)EventArizona is admitted as the 48th U.S. state.
February 14th, 1912 (February 14 1912)EventIn Groton, Connecticut, the first diesel-powered submarine is commissioned.
February 14th, 1903 (February 14 1903)EventThe United States Department of Commerce and Labor is established (later split into Department of Commerce and Department of Labor).
February 14th, 1900 (February 14 1900)EventRussia responds to international pressure to free Finland by tightening imperial control over the country.
February 14th, 1900 (February 14 1900)EventSecond Boer War: In South Africa, 20,000 British troops invade the Orange Free State.
February 14th, 1899 (February 14 1899)EventVoting machines are approved by the U.S. Congress for use in federal elections.
February 14th, 1879 (February 14 1879)EventThe War of the Pacific breaks out when Chilean armed forces occupy the Bolivian port city of Antofagasta.
February 14th, 1876 (February 14 1876)EventAlexander Graham Bell applies for a patent for the telephone, as does Elisha Gray.Alexander Graham Bell Quotes
February 14th, 1859 (February 14 1859)EventOregon is admitted as the 33rd U.S. state.
February 14th, 1855 (February 14 1855)EventTexas is linked by telegraph to the rest of the United States, with the completion of a connection between New Orleans and Marshall, Texas.
February 14th, 1849 (February 14 1849)EventIn New York City, James Knox Polk becomes the first serving President of the United States to have his photograph taken.
February 14th, 1835 (February 14 1835)EventThe original Quorum of the Twelve Apostles, of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, is formed in Kirtland, Ohio. Jesus Christ Quotes
February 14th, 1831 (February 14 1831)EventRas Marye of Yejju marches into Tigray and defeats and kills Dejazmach Sabagadis in the Battle of Debre Abbay.
February 14th, 1804 (February 14 1804)EventKaradjordje leads the First Serbian Uprising against the Ottoman Empire.
February 14th, 1803 (February 14 1803)EventChief Justice John Marshall declares that any act of U.S. Congress that conflicts with the Constitution is void.John Marshall Quotes
February 14th, 1797 (February 14 1797)EventFrench Revolutionary Wars: Battle of Cape St. VincentJohn Jervis, 1st Earl of St Vincent and Horatio Nelson (later 1st Viscount Nelson) lead the British Royal Navy to victory over a Spanish fleet in action near Gibraltar.Horatio Nelson Quotes
February 14th, 1779 (February 14 1779)EventJames Cook is killed by Native Hawaiians near Kealakekua on the Island of Hawaii.
February 14th, 1778 (February 14 1778)EventThe United States Flag is formally recognized by a foreign naval vessel for the first time, when French Admiral Toussaint-Guillaume Picquet de la Motte rendered a nine gun salute to USS Ranger, commanded by John Paul Jones.John Paul Jones Quotes
February 14th, 1743 (February 14 1743)EventHenry Pelham becomes British Prime Minister.
February 14th, 1556 (February 14 1556)EventThomas Cranmer is declared a heretic.
February 14th, 1349 (February 14 1349)EventApproximately 2,000 Jews are burned to death by mobs or forcibly removed from the city of Strasbourg.
February 14th, 1076 (February 14 1076)EventPope Gregory VII excommunicates Henry IV, Holy Roman Emperor.
February 14th, 1014 (February 14 1014)EventPope Benedict VIII recognizes Henry of Bavaria as King of Germany.
February 14th, 1009 (February 14 1009)EventFirst known mention of Lithuania, in the annals of the monastery of Quedlinburg.
February 14th, 0842 (February 14 0842)EventCharles the Bald and Louis the German swear the Oaths of Strasbourg in the French and German languages.

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