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Today in History
Today in History: Sunday, February  14, 2016
AP Highlight in History:
On Feb. 14, 1929, seven rivals of gangster Al Capone were gunned down in a Chicago garage in the St. Valentine's Day Massacre.
 
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On this date in:
1859Oregon was admitted to the Union as the 33rd state.
1895Oscar Wilde's final play, "The Importance of Being Earnest," opened at the St. James' Theatre in London.
1903The U.S. Department of Commerce and Labor was established.
1912Arizona became the 48th state of the Union.
1920The League of Women Voters was founded in Chicago.
1962First lady Jacqueline Kennedy conducted a televised tour of the White House.
1979Adolph Dubs, the U.S. ambassador to Afghanistan, was kidnapped in Kabul by Muslim extremists and killed in a shootout between his abductors and police.
1989Iran's Ayatollah Khomeini called on Muslims to kill Salman Rushdie, author of "The Satanic Verses," a novel Khomeini condemned as blasphemous.
1989Union Carbide agreed to pay $470 million to the government of India in a court-ordered settlement of the 1984 Bhopal gas leak disaster.
2003Dolly the sheep - the first mammal cloned from an adult - was put to death at age 6 due to premature aging and disease.
2005Former Lebanese Prime Minister Rafik Hariri was assassinated.
2006Iran said it had resumed uranium enrichment, prompting Russia and France to call on Tehran to halt its work.
2008A former student shot five students to death in a lecture hall at Northern Illinois University before committing suicide.
2011The TV game show "Jeopardy!" began airing the first of three episodes pitting human players Brad Rutter and Ken Jennings against an IBM computer named "Watson."
 
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Today's Birthdays:
Actress Florence Henderson ("The Brady Bunch") turns 82 years old today.
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NameProfessionAge
Hugh DownsTV personality95
Michael BloombergFormer mayor of New York City74
Carl BernsteinJournalist72
Pat O'BrienTV personality68
TellerComedian, magician (Penn and Teller)68
Jim KellyFootball Hall of Famer56
Meg TillyActress ("The Big Chill," "Agnes of God")56
Simon PeggActor46
Rob ThomasRock singer (Matchbox 20)44
Drew BledsoeFootball player44