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FEBRUARY 13

Rita Martin was born.

Eric Ulrich was born.

 

1935- Bruno Hauptmann was found guilty of murder in the Lindbergh kidnapping case.

1960 - France set off its first atomic bomb.

 

FEBRUARY 14

Ginny Kuhn was born.

 

1929 - Members of Al Capone's gang killed rival gang members in the St. Valentine's Day Massacre.

1989 - Iran's Ayatollah Khomeini issued a fatwa, calling for the death of Salman Rushdie, author of The Satanic Verses.

 

FEBRUARY 15

1965 - The Maple Leaf Flag officially became the new national flag of Canada.

 

FEBURARY 16

Dina Hanning was born.

Metta Kaskel was born.

MaryGrace O’Malley was born.

 

1959 - Fidel Castro becomes the 16th Prime Minister of Cuba after overthrowing Fulgencio Batista.

1968 -  The country's first 911 phone system went into service in Haleyville, Ala.

 

FEBRUARY 17

Genny Gallagher Wickman was born.

Steve Stathis was born.

 

1801 - The electoral tie between Thomas Jefferson and Aaron Burr was broken by the House of Representatives who elected Jefferson president.

 

1962 - Beach Boys introduced a new musical style with their hit, "Surfin."

 

FEBRUARY 18

Eddy Pastore was born.

 

1885  - “The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn” by Mark Twain was published.

1953  - First 3D film, "Bwana Devil," premieres  in NYC.

 

FEBRUARY 19

Heather Leonard was born.

Jeannemarie Morris was born.

 

1878 - Thomas Edison patented the gramophone (phonograph).

1968 - The first nationwide broadcast of “Mister Rogers' Neighborhood” aired on PBS.

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