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February 14th Major News Events

  1. 1912 : Arizona becomes the 48th state of the union
  2. 1920 : The League of Women Voters is founded by Carrie Chapman Catt
  3. 1929 St. Valentine's Day Massacre
  4. 1929 : Sir Alexander Fleming discovers Penicillin
  5. 1933 U.S.A. Banking Problems
  6. 1948 : NASCAR holds its first race for modified stock cars on a 3.2 mile-course at Daytona Beach
  7. 2008 Shooting At Northern Illinois University

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1962 Jacqueline Kennedy

1962 : First Lady Jacqueline Kennedy gives a tour of the White House shown on Television which 3 out of 4 Americans watch on TV.

1929 St. Valentine's Day Massacre

1929 : Seven gangster rivals of Al Capone were murdered in Chicago when Jack "Machine Gun" McGurn ordered the kill of rival George "Bugs" Moran.

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1929 England Penicillin

1929 : Sir Alexander Fleming discovers Penicillin after leaving a plate of staphylococcus bacteria uncovered, he noticed that a mold that had fallen on the culture had killed many of the bacteria.


Union Carbide agrees to pay $470 Million

1989 : Following the 1984 Bhopal gas leak disaster by a Union Carbide subsidiary pesticide plant which released 40 tonnes of methyl isocyanate (MIC) gas, killing between 2500 and 5000 people in Bhopal. Union Carbide agrees to pay $470 million to the government of India who were acting as the legal representative for victims of the disaster.

1912 Arizona

1912 : Arizona becomes the 48th state of the union.

14 Feb, 1920 US League of Women Voters

1920 : The League of Women Voters is founded by Carrie Chapman Catt in Chicago during the convention of the National American Woman Suffrage Association.

1933 U.S.A. Banking Problems

1933 : Governor William A. Comstock had declared an eight-day bank holiday-really a temporary moratorium. This decision was made in light of the current financial emergency that was taking place in the city of Detroit and the rest of the state of Michigan. The main reason for this temporary bank closure was because of the Detroit Ford Motor Company's refusal to entrust its deposits to the Union Guardian Trust. Governor Comstock felt that it would help protect the interest of small depositors.

1937 United Mine Workers of America

1937 : The United Mine Workers of America gave an ultimatum. They demanded 30 hours a week and a 15 cent pay raise or strike as of April 1st of 1937 (in a couple of months). April 1 was the time when the steel organization was to be at its height. Despite the threat of strike, coal operators are not expecting to grant wage increases and will expect to increase the work week to 40 hours. The wage increase at the time was a daily rate of $5.50 per hour in the North, and $5.10 in the Southern fields.

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Jimmy Hoffa

Born: James Riddle Hoffa 14th February 1913, Brazil, Indiana, U.S.

Died: July 30th 1975, Bloomfield Township, Michigan, U.S.

Known For : Remembered as the General President of the International Brotherhood of Teamsters, one of the most powerful unions in the United States and with links to organized crime. He is also remembered for his conviction for attempted bribery of a grand juror and defrauding the union's pension fund. Following his release in 1971 he attempted to rebuild his influence in the Union but on July 30, 1975 he disappeared from the Machus Red Fox Restaurant in Bloomfield and was never seen again. Hoffa is the subject of many urban legends as to who, how and why he was murdered and books and movies have been made about his life.

Michael Bloomberg

Born: 14th February 1942 Boston, Massachusetts

Known For : Michael Bloomberg is best known as the current Mayor of New York City and one of the top 10 richest men in America through being the founder and 88% owner of Bloomberg which provides up to date financial information through all of today's media outlets.

1939 German Battleship Bismarck

1939 : The German Reich launches the battleship Bismarck, which was the largest battleship ever commissioned up to that date. The Bismarck sunk the pride of the British fleet the battlecruiser HMS Hood in the Battle of the Denmark Strait in May 1941, but in September after spending months trying to gain revenge The Bismarck was sunk by the British Royal Navy.

1942 U.S.A. Anti Fascist TV Broadcast

1942 : In the midst of World War II, a new anti-fascist broadcast was aired on four major U.S. television stations. This series had lasted for 13 weeks and featured actors such as James Stewart, Douglas Fairbanks, Jr., and Tyrone Power. The purpose of the This is War broadcast was to promote the Allied armies of the war, and branches of the military-particularly the Army, Navy, and Air Force. The United States was among one of the Allied countries that fought against the rising Nazi regime.

1943 World War II Kasserine Pass

1943 : One of the most significant World War II American defeats occurred during the battle of the Kasserine Pass. German General Erwin Rommel and African troops headed an attack against American and other allied forces in Tunisia, North Africa. The Battle of the Kasserine Pass resulted in the death of over 1,000 American soldiers. Hundreds of others were taken prisoner. This defeat that the Americans had experienced during was one of the worst of the entire World War.

1948 U.S.A. NASCAR

1948 : NASCAR holds its first race for modified stock cars on a 3.2 mile-course at Daytona Beach.

14 Feb, 1951 U.S.A. Teachers Strike

1951 : Schools that were closed since a strike that took place since January 23rd were re-opened. The teachers had picketed up until a day before this date, demanding a pay raise higher than the $100.00 a year offered by the school board once a year. An agreement was made by Governor Luther W. Youngdahl to intervene with Minnesota legislators in an effort to gain more financial support for city's schools. This strike had originally started with the Janitors, but then eventually teachers were included in it as well.

1974 Soviet Union Alexander Solzhenitsyn

1974 : Soviet authorities have formally charged Russian author Alexander Solzhenitsyn with treason one day after expelling him from the country and revoking his Russian citizenship.

1984 Yugoslavia Jayne Torvill and Christopher Dean

1984 : Jayne Torvill and Christopher Dean win the Olympic ice skating championship with the free dance performance of Ravel's Bolero.

1989 Nicaragua Sandinistas

1989 : Sandinistas, the leftist Nicaraguan government that ruled during this time, had on this date agreed to free elections. Additionally, the Sandinistas had agreed to release a certain number of political prisoners within a year. In return, the country of Honduras agreed to shut down bases used to fight against the Sandinista regime. Within a year, communist leaders were voted out by the people, as they had the chance to vote for who they would want in power.

1989 Iran Ayatollah Ruhollah Khomeini

1989 : Ayatollah Ruhollah Khomeini issued a ( FATWA ) death sentence on British writer Salman Rushdie for his authorship of the book Satanic Verses.

From 1960s Food Prices Page

  • Banquet Frozen Dinners 39 cents Wisconsin 1963
  • Cambells Soup 89 cents for 6 cans Massachusetts 1965
  • Cheerios 25 cents per pk California 1961
  • Cheerios Cereal 28 cents per pk New Jersey 1966
  • Del Monte Peaches 29 cents per can      1960
  • Egg Nog 69 cents per quart Massachusetts 1965
  • Frozen Chicken Pies 29 cents California 1966

From 1970s Homes Page

1972 Fresno California
Mountain Home On 5 acres with 3 bedroom 2 bath and horse fence with barns and stabling, with magnificent views over countryside and horse trails

1972 Iowa City Iowa
Split Level on Hill Top living room , dining room , 3 bedrooms , cathedral ceilings , 3 baths central air and double garage

1974 Great Bend Kansas
2 bedroom frame house Dining room garage

2000 U.S.A. Tornadoes

2000 : A series of tornadoes had swept through Georgia during a more unusual time of the year-in the winter. Most tornadoes usually occur in the spring when cold air collides with warm air. Five tornadoes in all had swept through Colquitt, Tift, Mitchell and Grady counties. These counties were/are located about 200 miles south of Atlanta. The most powerful of all the twisters that moved through this area was the F3, which had torn down 200 mobile homes in Camilla (a small town). Most people were sleeping at the time this tornado had occurred, so of course it had caught them by surprise.

14 Feb, 2005 Lebanon Terrorist Bomb

2005 : A terrorist bomb in West Beirut kills 9 including the Former Lebanese Prime Minister Rafik Hariri in an apparent assassination.

2006 Iran Uranium Enrichment

2006 : Iran said it had resumed uranium enrichment; Russia and France immediately called on Iran to halt its work.

2006 UK Public Smoking Ban

2006 : MPs (Member's of Parliament) have voted to ban smoking from all pubs and private members' clubs in England. Health Secretary Patricia Hewitt has said that the change will take effect in summer 2007. Ministers gave a free vote, despite fears of Labour M.P's rebelling against plans to exempt clubs and pubs not serving food. The House of Commons decided by a margin of two hundred votes to impose a ban on smoking in all enclosed public spaces. The implementation dates will vary in other parts of the United Kingdom.

2008 Shooting At Northern Illinois University

2008 : A former student of Northern Illinois University Steven Kazmierczak opens fire at a lecture hall at Northern Illinois University killing 7 and injuring 14 more, The school placed the campus on lock down, and students and teachers were advised to head to a secure location or take cover. The perpetrator died at the scene, and this was the fourth-deadliest university shooting in the United States.

2010 Chinese New Year or Spring Festival

2010 : 2010 is the year of the Tiger and the start of the Chinese New Year. It is the first day of the Chinese calendar (lunar calendar). It is celebrated with Dragon dances/Lion dances, fireworks, family gathering, family meal, visiting friends and relatives , giving red envelopes, decorating with duilian . The festival ends on the 15th day of the lunar year in the Chinese calendar with the Lantern Festival.

2011 Colombia Announces Plans for New Trade Canal

2011 : Colombian President, Juan Manuel Santos announced that Colombia was working with China on a proposal to build a new canal as an alternative to the Panama Canal. The canal would be used to promote further trade between South American and Asia. The Colombian president also stated that he hoped a development like this could help improve wealth and opportunities in the country.

2012 Mexican Police Arrest Cartel Boss Jaime Herrera

2012 : Police in Mexico have announced that they captured Jaime Herrera in Culiacan with an accomplice. Herrera is thought to be a high-ranking member of a drug cartel that is one of the main producers of methamphetamine in the country. Herrera is also thought to have close ties to the Sinaloa cartel leader Joaquin Guzman.

2013 Olympic and Paralympic Athlete Faces Murder Charges

2013 : Oscar Pistorius, who had recently competed in both the Olympics and Paralympics as a runner, was arrested over shooting and killing his model/actress girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp. The double amputee was known as a hero in South Africa.

2014 Same-Sex Marriage Ban Overturned in Virginia

2014 : A federal judge in Virginia overturned the state's ban on gay marriage. The decision could still be appealed and changed. This decision did mark the first time that a gay marriage ban had been overturned in a Southern state.

From 1969 Fashions Page Page

  • 1969 Flippy Skirt and Jacket Flippy Skirt and Jacket
    Price: $9.00 - $13.00
    Description Flippy skirt has an eight-gore style with a no-band waistline and a back zipper for $9.00. The shaped jacket has a notched collar, leather buttons and two pockets (one that holds a printed hankie that matches a blouse of similar pattern). Both tailored separates are made of wool and nylon and come in spice brown and off-white nubby herringbone tweed with red and honey colored flecks.

  • 1969 Striped Flare Leg Denim Striped Flare Leg Denim
    Price: $6.99
    Description New style of flared and boldly striped denims. Trim 'n' tight. For the slim young man the smartly flared denim have eighteen and a half inch bottoms. Pants have half-top front pockets and back yoke with set-in pockets as well as bar-tacked strain points. Comes in brown stripes or blue stripes.

From 1920s Fashions Page

Khaki Riding Suit 1922 Khaki Riding Suit
Price: $7.75

Splendid quality two-piece riding habit, made of a very excellent grade of cotton khaki cloth. Outfit consists of attractive tailored coat in smart semi-fitted belted style, and separate breeches. Breeches fasten at both sides and hips. Legs are finished at bottom with eyelets and fasten with laces.