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Today in History: February 14


14 February 2019  

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Heres’s a chronological timetable of events that occurred on this day in history. Let’s find out what happened today in history.

February 14

1349       2,000 Jews are burned at the stake in Strasbourg, Germany.

1400       The deposed Richard II is murdered in Pontefract Castle in Yorkshire.

1779       American Loyalists are defeated by Patriots at Kettle Creek, GA.

1848       James Polk becomes the first U.S. President to be photographed in office by Matthew Brady.

1859       Oregon is admitted as the thirty-third state.

1870       Esther Morris becomes the world’s first female justice of the peace.

1900       General Roberts invades South Africa’s Orange Free State with 20,000 British troops.

1904       The “Missouri Kid” is captured in Kansas.

1912       Arizona becomes the 48th state in the Union.

1915       Kaiser Wilhelm II invites the U.S. Ambassador to Berlin in order to confer on the war.

1918       Warsaw demonstrators protest the transfer of Polish territory to the Ukraine.

1924       Thomas Watson founds International Business Machines Corp.

1939       Germany launches the battleship Bismarck.

1940       Britain announces that all merchant ships will be armed.

1942       Japanese paratroopers attack Sumatra.

1949       The United States charges the Soviet Union with interning up to 14 million in labor camps.

1957       The Georgia state senate outlaws interracial athletics.

1965       Malcolm X’s home is firebombed. No injuries are reported.

1971       Moscow publicizes a new five-year plan geared to expanding consumer production.

1973       The United States and Hanoi set up a group to channel reconstruction aid directly to Hanoi.

1979       Armed guerrillas attack the U.S. embassy in Tehran.

1985       Vietnamese troops surround the main Khmer Rouge base at Phnom Malai.

Born on February 14

1760       Richard Allen, who was the first black ordained by a Methodist-Episcopal church.

1817       Frederick Douglass, slave, and later, activist and author.

1819       Christopher Latham Sholes, inventor of the first practical typewriter.

1845       Quinton Hogg, English philanthropist.

1859       George Washington Gale Ferris, inventor of the Ferris Wheel.

1894       Jack Benny, comedian, radio and television performer, and violinist.

Source: History Net

Publish Date : 14 February 2019 07:48 AM

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