On This Day in History for February 14 (Part 2)

Events in History

Events 101 - 140 of 140

  • 1978 1st "micro on a chip" patented by Texas Instruments
  • 1979 In Kabul, Muslims kidnap the American ambassador to Afghanistan, Adolph Dubs who is later killed during a gunfight between his kidnappers and police.
  • 1980 US launches Solar Maximum Mission Observatory to study solar flares
  • 1981 Stardust Disaster: A fire in a Dublin nightclub kills 48 people
  • 1982 24th Daytona 500: Bobby Allison wins (153.991 MPH)
  • 1986 36th Berlin International Film Festival: "Stammheim" wins the Golden Bear
  • 1988 Alfredo Stroessner re-elected president of Paraguay
  • 1988 30th Daytona 500: Bobby Allison wins (137.531 MPH)
  • 1989 African National Congress (ANC) opens office in Amsterdam
  • 1989 Union Carbide agrees to pay $470 mill damages for Bhopol disaster
  • 1989 World's 1st satellite Skyphone opens

Event of interestEvent of Interest

1989 Supreme Leader of Iran, Ayatollah Khomeini issues a fatwa calling for the death of Salman Rushdie and his publishers due to his novel "Satanic Verses". A bounty was also place on his head.

Supreme Leader of Iran Ayatollah Khomeini
Supreme Leader of Iran
Ayatollah Khomeini
  • 1989 The first of 24 satellites of the Global Positioning System are placed into orbit.
  • 1990 Alan Ayckbourn's "Man of the Moment," premieres in London
  • 1990 Perrier recalls 160 million bottles of sparkling water after traces of benzene, a carcinogen, are found in some
  • 1990 Space probe Voyager 1 takes photograph of entire solar system
  • 1991 NL Cy Young winner Doug Drabek wins record $3 mil salary arbitration
  • 1992 Andre Cason runs world record 6 m indoor (6.41 sec)
  • 1992 Cease fire in Somalia begins
  • 1992 Merlene Ottey runs world record 60m indoor (6.96 sec)
  • 1993 Fire in Linxi department store in Tangshan China, kills 79
  • 1993 35th Daytona 500: Dale Jarrett wins (154.972 MPH)
  • 1994 Andrei Chikatilo, a Russian serial killer is executed by shooting.
  • 1995 Wellington 2-498d & 4-475 beat Canterbury 496 & 2-476d
  • 1998 Authorities in the United States announce that Eric Robert Rudolph is a suspect in an Alabama abortion clinic bombing.
  • 1999 41st Daytona 500: Jeff Gordon wins (161.551 MPH)
  • 2000 The spacecraft NEAR Shoemaker enters orbit around asteroid 433 Eros, the first spacecraft to orbit an asteroid.
  • 2002 Fishing vessel Tullaghmurray Lass sinks off the coast of Kilkeel, County Down, Northern Ireland killing three members of the same family on board
  • 2004 In a suburb of Moscow, Russia, the roof of the Transvaal water park collapses, killing more than 25 people, and wounding more than 100 others.
  • 2005 Lebanon's former Prime Minister, Rafik Hariri, is assassinated, prompting the country to fall into chaos.
  • 2005 Seven 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.
  • 2008 Northern 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.
  • 2010 52nd Daytona 500: Jamie McMurray wins (137.284 MPH)
  • 2011 The 2011 Bahraini uprising commenced.
  • 2013 A suicide bombing kills 4 police officer and injures 5 in Dagestan
  • 2013 Oscar Pistorius, a South African amputee sprinter, is charged with the murder of Reeva Steenkamp
  • 2013 The Large Hadron Collider (LHC), the world's largest and highest-energy particle accelerator, will be switched off for two years for upgrading
  • 2013 The recession in the Eurozone economy deepens with a fall of 0.6% in GDP in the fourth quarter of 2012
  • 2013 Japan remains in recession as the economy shrinks by a further 0.1%
  • 2014 Italian Prime Minister Enrico Letta resigns after less than a year in office

Birthdays in History

Birthdays 101 - 120 of 120

  • 1945 Hans Adam, prince of Liechtenstein
  • 1945 K M Jenkins, British director of personnel (Royal Mail)
  • 1945 William Hill Boner, (Rep-D-TN, 1979- )
  • 1946 David Green, English TV/video producer
  • 1946 Bernard Dowiyogo, President of Nauru (d. 2003)
  • 1947 Judd Gregg, (Rep-R-NH, 1981- )
  • 1947 Pham Tuan, Vietnam, cosmonaut (Soyuz 37/36)
  • 1948 ... Teller, magician (Penn & Teller), born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
  • 1949 Richard E Neal, (Rep-D-Massachusetts)
  • 1952 Nancy Keenan, current NARAL president
  • 1955 R Jeremy H Lascelles, grandson of English princess Mary
  • 1955 Carol Kalish, American publishing executive (d. 1991)
  • 1958 Grant Thomas, Australian rules footballer
  • 1961 Phillip Hamilton, American author
  • 1962 Kevyn Aucoin, American cosmetologist (d. 2002)
  • 1967 Stelios Haji-Ioannou, British entrepreneur
  • 1973 Michael "Mike" Theodore Lambert IV, Thomaston Ga, rower (Oly-1996)
  • 1975 Yul Kwon, American Survivor contestant
  • 1977 Darren Bennett, a Professional Latin Ballroom Dancer
  • 1985 Natsume Sano, Japanese gravure idol

Weddings in History


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Deaths in History