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Today is Friday : February - 14 - 1997. 07:00 [EST]

Birthdates which occurred on February 14:

1760 Richard Allen Phila, 1st black ordained by Methodist-Episcopal church
1766 Thomas Malthus population expert
1806 Lajos Count Batthy ny, revolutionary premier of Hungary (1848-49)
1845 Cecil De Vere 1st official British chess champion (1866)
1847 Anna Howard Shaw US, suffragette
1856 Frank Harris England, journalist/writer (My Life & Loves)
1858 Joseph Thomson Scotland, geologist (Thomson's gazelle)
1859 George Washington Gale Ferris engineer/inventor (Ferris Wheel)
1864 Israel Zangwill England, Jewish author/Zionist (Children of Ghetto)
1869 Charles Wilson English physicist (Wilson cloud chamber-Nobel)
1882 George Jean Nathan US, editor/author/critic (American Mercury)
1894 Jack Benny [Benny Kubelski], Waukegan, Ill, "Oh! Rochester!"
1899 John Randall Jr Michigan, historian/philosopher (Western Man)
19-- Alan Hunter MTV vee-jay
19-- Brian Kelly Detroit Mich, actor (Flipper, Straightaway)
19-- Lee Chamberlain NYC, actress (Lucy-All's Fair, Barbara-Paris)
19-- Peg Murray Denver Colo, actress (Me & Mrs C)
1902 Fred Scott Fresno Calif, singer/actor (Vincent Lopez)
1902 Ray "Crash" Corrigan Milwaukee, cowboy (Crash Corrigan's Ranch)
1902 Stu Erwin Squaw Valley Calif, actor (Stu Erwin Show)
1905 Thelma Ritter Bkln NY, actress (Miracle on 34th Street)
1907 Johnny Longden jockey/trainer (1958 Racing Hall of Fame)
1909 A Moses Klein Montr‚al, poet (Hath Not a Jew...)
1912 Edmund George Love US, teacher/historian/author
1913 James Pike Okla City, bishop (Beyond Anxiety)
1913 Jimmy Hoffa Teamsters leader who disappeared in 1975
1913 Mel Allen Birmingham Alabama, sportscaster (voice of the NY Yankees)
1916 Edward Platt Staten Island NY, actor (Chief-Get Smart)
1917 Herbert A Hauptman NYC, x-ray crystallographer (Nobel 1985)
1921 Hugh Downs Akron Oh, TV journalist (20/20, Concentration)
1921 Skeezix of "Gasoline Alley" discovered on Wallets' doorstep
1923 Jay Herbert golfer (1960 PGA winner)
1925 Elliot Lawrence Phila, orch leader (Guide Right, Howard Cosell)
1931 Bernie "Boom Boom" Geoffrion hockey star/beer spokesman
1931 Phyllis McGuire Middletown Oh, singer (McGuire Sisters)
1931 Vic Morrow Bronx NY, actor (Combat, Roots, Twilight Zone the Movie)
1934 Florence Henderson Dale Ind, actress/singer (Carol-Brady Bunch)
1935 Mickey Wright golfer (4 time US women open champ)
1936 Andrew Pine Jennings Fla, actor (V, WEB, Wide Country)
1940 Porpoise 1st born in captivity in US (Marineland, Fla)
1941 Paul Tsongas (Sen-D-Mass)
1943 Eric Anderson Pittsburgh Pa, singer (Avalanche, Be True to You)
1944 Alan Parker actor (Bugsy Malone)
1944 Carl Bernstein Washington Post investigative reporter (Watergate)
1945 Gregory Hines NYC, actor/dancer (White Nights, Taps)
1945 Hans Adam prince of Liechtenstein
1946 Tim Buckley rocker (Blood, Sweat & Tears-When I Die)
1946 Tina Aumont Hollywood Calif, actress (Master of Love)
1947 Heidemarie Rosendahl German FR, long jumper (Olympic-gold-1972)
1947 Pham Tuan 1st Vietnamese space traveler (Soyuz 37)
1948 Pat O'Brien reporter (Entertainment Tonight)
1949 Ewa Aulin Stockholm Sweden, actress (Candy, Fiorina LeVacca)
1949 Jackie Martlin "Jackie the Jokeman", comedian (Howard Stern Show)
1956 Dave Dravecky pitcher (SF Giants), had arm amputated
1958 Perry Stephens Frankfurt Germany, actor (Loving, All My Children)
1960 Jim Kelly NFL quarterback (Buffalo Bills)
1960 Ken Wahl actor (Wanderers, Wise Guys)
1960 Meg Tilly [Margaret], LA Calif, actress (Big Chill, Impulse)
1963 Zach Galligan actor (Gremlins)
1967 Manuela Maleeva Bulgaria, tennis player (1984 US Open Mixed)
1972 Mayne One rocker (Young Nation)
1985 Jacob Parker actor
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Important Dates in the history of MARYLAND (USA)

Deaths which occurred on February 14:

1571 Benvenuto Cellini sculptor/metalsmith/author, dies at 70
1779 James Cook British explorer, killed in fracas with Hawaiian
1831 Vincente Guerrero Mexican revolutionary hero dies
1891 William T Sherman Union general (captured Atlanta), dies at 71
1891 William Tecumseh Sherman Union Civil War general, dies at 71
1950 Karl Jansky discoverer of cosmic radio sources, dies
1952 Comedian Joey Adams marries Cindy Heller
1967 Sig Ruman
actor (Schultz-Life With Luigi), dies at 82
1979 Adolph Dubs US ambassador to Afghanistan, murdered


( Expanded with full Bios, history, & MIA report )

 1966    HILLS            JOHN R.           SOUTH BEND  IN 
 1967    MARVIN           ROBERT C.         DEXTER  MI 
 1968    DUNN             JOSEPH P.         HULL  MA 
 1968    ELLIOT           ROBERT M.         SPRINGFIELD  MA 
 1968    MC MAHAN         ROBERT C.         JACKSONVILLE  IL 
 1969    CLARK            STANLEY S.        MODESTO  CA 
 1969    STEVENS          LARRY J.          CANOGA PARK  CA 

On this day...

1349 2,000 Jews burned at the stake in Strasbourg Germany
1540 Emperor Charles V enters Ghent without resistance, executes rebels
1778 "Stars & Stripes" arrives in foreign port for 1st time (France)
1794 1st US textile machinery patent granted, to James Davenport, Phila
1803 Apple parer patented by Moses Coats, Downington, Penn
1848 James K Polk became 1st pres photographed in office (Matthew Brady)
1859 Oregon admitted as 33rd state
1862 Galena, 1st US iron-clad warship for service at sea, launched, Conn
1867 Hartford Steam Boiler Inspection & Insurance Co. issues 1st policy
1867 Morehouse College organizes in Augusta, Georgia
1872 1st state bird refuge authorized, Lake Merritt, CA
1876 A.G. Bell & Elisha Gray apply separately for telephone patents. Supreme Court eventually rules Bell rightful inventor
1883 1st state labor union legislation; NJ legalizes unions
1889 1st trainload of fruit (oranges) leaves Los Angeles for the east
1891 J Palisa discovers asteroid #304 Olga
1894 Venus is both a morning star & evening star
1895 Oscar Wilde's "The Importance of Being Earnest" opens in London
1896 Winnipeg Victorias beat Montreal Victorias 2-0 for the Stanley Cup
1900 Date of events in movie "Picnic at Hanging Rock"
1903 US Dept of Commerce & Labor established
1907 1st US fox hound association forms in NYC
1910 J Helffrich discovers asteroid #697 Galilea
1912 1st US submarines with diesel engines commissioned, Groton, Ct
1912 Arizona becomes 48th state
1918 USSR adopts New Style (Gregorian) calendar
1921 Little Review faces obscenity charges for publishing "Ulysses," NY
1929 St Valentine's Day Massacre in Chicago, 7 gangsters killed
1932 K Reinmuth discovers asteroids #2290, #2560 & #2879 Shimizu
1936 L Boyer discovers asteroid #1377 Roberbauxa
1936 National Negro Congress organizes in Chicago
1941 Carson McCuller's "Reflections in a Golden Eye" published
1941 Cebrie Park in the Bronx renamed Halsey Street
1944 Carl Wick publishes "Salmon Trolling for Commercial & Sport Fishing
1945 Per£, Paraguay, Chile & Ecuador join the United Nations
1946 Bank of England nationalized
1949 1st session of Knesset opens in Jerusalem
1951 Sugar Ray Robinson defeats Jake LaMotta & takes middleweight title
1952 6th Winter Olympic games opens in Oslo
1954 Sen John Kennedy appears on "Meet the Press"
1956 Khrushchev denounces Stalin at USSR Communist Party Conference
1958 Arab Federation of Iraq & Jordan comes into force
1961 Element 103, Lawrencium, 1st produced in Berkeley Calif
1962 1st lady Jacqueline Kennedy conducts White House tour on TV
1963 US launches communications satellite Syncom 1
1966 Australia introduces 1st decimal currency postage stamps
1966 Wilt Chamberlain breaks NBA career scoring record at 20,884 points
1967 Aretha Franklin records "Respect"
1971 Movie "Ben Hur" 1st shown on television
1971 Richard Nixon installs secret taping system in White House
1972 John & Yoko co-host "Mike Douglas Show" for entire week
1972 Luna 20 (Russia) launched to orbit & softland on moon
1972 USSR launches Luna 20; unmanned probe soft-lands on Moon, returns
1974 Harvard College discovers asteroid #2039 Payne-Gaposchkin
1978 In girls' HS basketball, Chicago Latin beats Harvard St George
1980 13th Winter Olympic games open in Lake Placid, NY
1980 US launches Solar Maximum Mission Observatory to study solar flares
1982 "Night of 100 Stars" takes place at NY's Radio City Music Hall
1982 L Brozek discovers asteroid #3424
1985 Hostage CNN reporter Jeremy Levin is released in Beirut
1987 53,745 largest NBA crowd to date-Phila at Detroit
1988 Bobby Allison at 50 becomes oldest driver to win Daytona 500
1988 General hospital star Jackie Zeman marries Glenn Gorden
1989 Boxer Mike Tyson & actress Robin Given divorce
1989 Khomeini orders Moslems to murder "Satanic Verses" novelist Rushdie
1989 Robin Givens is granted a divorce from Mike Tyson in Dom Rep
1989 Union Carbide agrees to pay $470 mill. damages for Bhopol disaster


Arizona 1912, Oregon, 1859 : Admission Day
Bulgaria : Viticulturists' Day/Trifon Zarezan, cult of Dionysus
Denmark : Gaekkebrev/Fj”rtende Februar-gift exchanges by school kids
Mexico : Day of National Mourning (Vincent Guerrero-1831)
World : St Valentine's Day (269)

Religious Observances

Methodist : Race Relations Sunday (2nd Sunday in February)
RC : Commemoration of St Valentine, physician/martyr/patron of lovers
Luth, Ang, RC : Memorial of Cyril, monk/missionary to the Slavs
Luth, Ang, RC : Mem of St Methodius, bishop/missionary to the Slavs

Religious History

1760 Richard Allen, the first black ordained in the Methodist Episcopal Church (1799), and founder of the African Methodist Episcopal (AME) Church in 1816, was born in slavery in Philadelphia.
1805 Colonial American theologian Henry Ware, 41, was confirmed as the first Unitarian professor to teach at Harvard University. Soon after, the Trinitarian Congregationalist teachers began withdrawing from the school, and in 1808 established Andover Theological Seminary.
1914 Birth of Ira F. Stanphill, Assemblies of God clergyman and song evangelist. He is best known today for the hymn, "Room at the Cross," which he penned in 1946.
1949 Russian-born English chemist and Zionist leader Chaim Weizmann, 74, was elected first president of the newly restored modern state of Israel.
1985 The U.S. Rabbinical Assembly of Conservative Judaism announced their decision to begin accepting women as rabbis.

Source: William D. Blake. ALMANAC OF THE CHRISTIAN CHURCH. Minneapolis: Bethany House, 1987.
Additional information supplied by the author. Contact via E-mail: William D. Blake. ([email protected])

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