February 14, 1989 in History

Day of the Week: Tuesday

Events in History

  • African National Congress (ANC) opens office in Amsterdam

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Ayatollah Khomeini orders Muslims to murder "Satanic Verses" novelist Rushdie

Supreme Leader of Iran Ayatollah Khomeini
Supreme Leader of Iran
Ayatollah Khomeini
  • The first of 24 satellites of the Global Positioning System are placed into orbit.
  • Union Carbide agrees to pay $470 mill damages for Bhopol disaster
  • World's 1st satellite Skyphone opens

Deaths in History

  • James Bond, American ornithologist (b. 1900)