It's Friday, February 14,2020. Happy Valentine's Day
February 14 was also my dad's birthday and the first without him. The whole family got together with him last year on his birthday and we had a great time with him.
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 – February 14
- 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 – February 14
- 1975 P. G. Wodehouse
- 1975 Julian Huxley
- 1779 James Cook
English navy officer, explorer, cartographer
- 1229 Ragnvald Godredsson
- 269 Saint Valentine
Roman bishop, martyr