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February 14th - Valentine's Day


Today is Tuesday, Feb. 14, the 45th day of 2012. There are 321 days left in the year. This is Valentine's Day.

Today's Highlight in History:
On Feb. 14, 1912, Arizona became the 48th state of the Union as President William Howard Taft signed a proclamation.

On this date:
In 842, Charles the Bald and Louis the German swear the Oaths of Strasbourg in the French and German languages.
In 1014, Pope Benedict VIII crowns Henry of Bavaria, King of Germany and of Italy, as Holy Roman Emperor.
In 1076, Pope Gregory VII excommunicates Henry IV, Holy Roman Emperor.
In 1349, Approximately 2,000 Jews are burned to death by mobs or Strasbourg Pogrom from the city of Strasbourg.
In 1556, Thomas Cranmer is declared a heretic.
In 1778, The United States Flag is formally recognized by a foreign naval vessel for the first time, when French Admiral Toussaint-Guillaume Picquet de la Motte rendered a nine gun salute to USS Ranger, commanded by John Paul Jones.
In 1779, American Revolutionary War: the Battle of Kettle Creek is fought in Georgia.
In 1779, James Cook is killed by Native Hawaiians near Kealakekua on the Island of Hawaii.
In 1797, French Revolutionary Wars: Battle of Cape St. Vincent, John Jervis, (later 1st Earl of St Vincent) and Horatio Nelson (later 1st Viscount Nelson) lead the British Royal Navy to victory over a Spanish fleet in action near Gibraltar.
In 1804, Karadjordje leads the First Serbian Uprising against the Ottoman Empire.
In 1831, Ras Marye of Yejju marches into Tigray and defeats and kills Dejazmach Sabagadis in the Battle of Debre Abbay.
In 1835, The original Quorum of the Twelve Apostles, of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, is formed in Kirtland, Ohio.
In 1843, The event that inspired the Beatles song Being for the Benefit of Mr. Kite! is held in England.
In 1849, In New York City, James Knox Polk becomes the first serving President of the United States to have his photograph taken.
In 1852, Great Ormond St Hospital for Sick Children, the first hospital providing in-patient beds specifically for children in the English-speaking world, is founded in London.
In 1855, Texas is linked by telegraph to the rest of the United States, with the completion of a connection between New Orleans and Marshall, Texas.
In 1859, Oregon was admitted to the Union as the 33rd state.
In 1862, Confederate President Jefferson Davis signed a proclamation making Arizona a Confederate territory.
In 1876, inventors Alexander Graham Bell and Elisha Gray applied separately for patents related to the telephone. (The U.S. Supreme Court eventually ruled Bell the rightful inventor.)
In 1879, The War of the Pacific breaks out when Chilean armed forces occupy the Bolivian port city of Antofagasta.
In 1895, Oscar Wilde's final play, "The Importance of Being Earnest," opened at the St. James's Theatre in London.
In 1899, Voting machines are approved by the U.S. Congress for use in federal elections.
In 1900, Second Boer War: In South Africa, 20,000 British troops invade the Orange Free State.
In 1903, The United States Department of Commerce and Labor is established (later split into Department of Commerce and Department of Labor).
In 1912, In Groton, Conn., the first diesel-powered submarine is commissioned.
In 1918, The Soviet Union adopts the Gregorian calendar (on 1 February according to the Julian calendar).
In 1919, The Polish-Soviet War begins.
In 1920, the League of Women Voters was founded in Chicago; its first president was Maud Wood Park.
In 1924, The Computing-Tabulating-Recording Company changes its name to International Business Machines Corporation (IBM).
In 1929, the "St. Valentine's Day Massacre" took place in a Chicago garage as seven rivals of Al Capone's gang were gunned down.
In 1942, Battle of Pasir Panjang contributes to the fall of Singapore.
In 1943, World War II: Rostov-on-Don, Russia is liberated.
In 1943, World War II: Tunisia Campaign, General Hans-Jurgen von Arnim's Fifth Panzer Army launches a concerted attack against Allied positions in Tunisia.
In 1944, World War II: Anti-Japanese revolt on Java.
In 1945, World War II: On the first day of the bombing of Dresden, the British Royal Air Force and the United States Army Air Forces begin fire-bombing Dresden, the capital of the German state of Saxony.
In 1945, World War II: Prague is bombed probably due to a mistake in the orientation of the pilots bombing Dresden.
In 1945, President Franklin D. Roosevelt meets with King Ibn Saud of Saudi Arabia aboard the USS Quincy, officially starting the [sign in to see URL] diplomatic relationship.
In 1945, World War II: Mostar is liberated by Yugoslav partisans.
In 1946, The Bank of England is nationalized.
In 1949, The Knesset (Israeli parliament) convenes for the first time.
In 1949, The Asbestos Strike begins in Canada. The strike marks the beginning of the Quiet Revolution in Quebec.
In 1950, Chinese Civil War: The National Revolutionary Army instigates the unsuccessful Battle of Tianquan against the People's Liberation Army.
In 1956, The XX Congress of the Communist Party of the Soviet Union begins in Moscow. On the last night of the meeting, Premier Nikita Khrushchev condemns Joseph Stalin's crimes in a secret speech.
In 1961, Discovery of the chemical elements: Element 103, Lawrencium, is first synthesized at the University of California.
In 1962, first lady Jacqueline Kennedy conducted a televised tour of the White House in a videotaped special that was broadcast on CBS and NBC (and several nights later on ABC).
In 1966, Australian currency is decimalised.
In 1979, In Kabul, Setami Milli militants kidnap the American ambassador to Afghanistan, Adolph Dubs who is later killed during a gunfight between his kidnappers and police.
In 1981, Stardust Disaster: A fire in a Dublin nightclub kills 48 people
In 1983, United American Bank of Knoxville, Tenn., collapses. Its president, Jake Butcher, is later convicted of fraud.
In 1989, Union Carbide agrees to pay $470 million to the Indian government for damages it caused in the 1984 Bhopal disaster.
In 1989, Iran's Ayatollah Khomeini called on Muslims to kill Salman Rushdie, author of "The Satanic Verses," a novel condemned as blasphemous.
In 1990, 92 people are killed aboard Indian Airlines Flight 605 at Bangalore, India.
In 1998, An oil tanker train collides with a freight train in Yaoundé, Cameroon, spilling fuel oil. One person scavenging the oil drops a lit cigarette, creating a massive explosion which kills 120.
In 2000, The spacecraft NEAR Shoemaker enters orbit around asteroid 433 Eros, the first spacecraft to orbit an asteroid.
In 2002, The Budapest Open Access Initiative, one of the cornerstones of the Open access movement, was released to the public.
In 2004, In a suburb of Moscow, Russia, the roof of the Transvaal water park collapses, killing more than 25 people, and wounding more than 100 others.
In 2005, Lebanese self-made billionaire and business tycoon Rafik Hariri is killed, along with 21 others, when explosives, equivalent of around 1,000 kg of TNT, are detonated as his motorcade drove near the St. George Hotel in Beirut.
In 2005, Seven people are killed and 151 wounded in a series of bombings by suspected al-Qaeda-linked militants that hit the Philippines' Makati financial district in Metro Manila, Davao City, and General Santos City.
In 2008, Northern Illinois University shooting: a gunman opened fire in a lecture hall of the DeKalb County, Ill., university resulting in 6 fatalities (including gunman) and 18 injuries.

Ten years ago: Launching his defense against war crimes charges, former Yugoslav president Slobodan Milosevic justified his actions as a "struggle against terrorism" and said he was a victim of twisted facts and "terrible fabrication." Enron executive Sherron Watkins told a House subcommittee it was common knowledge at the company that partnerships were used improperly to hide debt and inflate profits.

Five years ago: Challenged on the accuracy of U.S. intelligence, President George W. Bush told a news conference there was no doubt the Iranian government was providing armor-piercing weapons to kill American soldiers in Iraq, and he said he would fight any attempt by the Democratic-controlled Congress to cut off money for the war. ConAgra recalled all Peter Pan and Great Value peanut butter made at a Georgia plant because of a salmonella outbreak.

One year ago: President Barack Obama unveiled a $3.7 trillion budget plan that would freeze or reduce some safety-net programs for the nation's poor but turn aside Republican demands for more drastic cuts to shrink the government to where it was before he took office. Protesters took to the streets in Iran, Bahrain and Yemen, inspired by the popular uprising in Egypt that brought down President Hosni Mubarak. The TV game show "Jeopardy!" began airing the first of three episodes pitting human players Brad Rutter and Ken Jennings against an IBM computer named "Watson." (Watson ended up winning with a cumulative total of $77,147 versus $24,000 for Jennings and $21,600 for Rutter.)

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Today's Birthdays: TV personality Hugh Downs is 91. Actress-singer Florence Henderson is 78. Actor Andrew Prine is 76. Country singer Razzy Bailey is 73. New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg is 70. Jazz musician Maceo Parker is 69. Movie director Alan Parker is 68. Journalist Carl Bernstein is 68. Former Sen. Judd Gregg, R-N.H., is 65. TV personality Pat O'Brien is 64. Magician Teller (Penn and Teller) is 64. Cajun singer-musician Michael Doucet (Beausoleil) is 61. Actor Ken Wahl is 55. Opera singer Renee Fleming is 53. Actress Meg Tilly is 52. Pro Football Hall of Famer Jim Kelly is 52. Singer-producer Dwayne Wiggins is 51. Actor Enrico Colantoni is 49. Actor Zach Galligan is 48. Actor Valente Rodriguez is 48. Rock musician Ricky Wolking (The Nixons) is 46. Tennis player Manuela Maleeva is 45. Actor Simon Pegg is 42. Rock musician Kevin Baldes (Lit) is 40. Rock singer Rob Thomas (Matchbox Twenty) is 40. Actor Matt Barr is 28. Actress Tiffany Thornton is 26. Actor Freddie Highmore is 20.

Other notable birthdays, Feb. 14:
1931, Phyllis McGuire, American singer (The McGuire Sisters)
1936, Fanne Foxe, Argentine dancer and Wilbur Mills scandal figure
1941, Donna Shalala, American educator
1950, Roger Fisher, American musician (Heart)
1951, JoJo Starbuck, American ice skater
1955, James Eckhouse, American actor
1956, Dave Dravecky, American baseball player
1957, Alan Hunter, American TV personality
1963, John Marzano, American baseball player
1965, Slick Rick, English-born American rapper
1966, Petr Svoboda, Czech ice hockey player
1968, Jules Asner, American television personality
1968, Scott McClellan, American civil servant and 25th White House Press Secretary
1970, Simon Pegg, British comedian and actor
1971, Gheorghe Muresan, Romanian basketball player
1972, Drew Bledsoe, American football player
1973, Tyus Edney, American basketball player
1977, Darren Bennett, British professional ballroom dancer
1978, Richard Hamilton, American basketball player
1986, Oliver Lee, British actor

Born on this day, Feb. 14, passed away:
1818, Frederick Douglass, American abolitionist (d. 1895)
1824, Winfield Scott Hancock, American Civil War general (d. 1886)
1859, George Washington Gale Ferris, Jr., American engineer and inventor (d. 1896)
1894, Jack Benny, American actor and comedian (d. 1974)
1905, Thelma Ritter, American actress (d. 1969)
1913, Mel Allen, American sports reporter (d. 1996)
1913, Woody Hayes, American college football coach (d. 1987)
1913, Jimmy Hoffa, American labor union leader (presumed d. 1975)
1916, Edward Platt, American actor (d. 1974)
1922, Murray the K, American impresario and disk jockey (d. 1982)
1927, Lois Maxwell, Canadian actress (d. 2007)
1929, Vic Morrow, American actor (d. 1982)
1931, Bernie "Boom Boom" Geoffrion, Canadian hockey player (d. 2006)
1931, Brian Kelly, American actor (d. 2005)
1937, Magic Sam, American blues musician (d. 1969)
1941, Paul Tsongas, American politician (d. 1997)
1946, Gregory Hines, American dancer and actor (d. 2003)
1947, Tim Buckley, American singer-songwriter (d. 1975)
1955, Carol Kalish, American publishing executive (d. 1991)
1973, Steve McNair, American football player (d. 2009)

Notable deaths, Feb. 14:
270, St. Valentine marking Valentine's Day
1400, King Richard II of England (murdered) (b. 1367)
1779, James Cook, British naval captain and explorer (b. 1728)
1808, John Dickinson, American lawyer and Governor of Delaware and Pennsylvania (b. 1732)
1891, William Tecumseh Sherman, Civil War General (b. 1820)
1929, Thomas Burke, American sprinter (b. 1875)
1948, Mordecai "Three-Finger" Brown, American baseball player (b. 1876)
1989, James Bond, American ornithologist (b. 1900)
1999, John Ehrlichman, American presidential advisor (b. 1925)
1999, Buddy Knox, American singer and songwriter (b. 1933)
2003, Dolly, first cloned mammal (b. 1996)
2010, Doug Fieger, American musician The Knack (b. 1952)

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On Feb. 14, 1912, Arizona became the 48th state of the Union as President William Howard Taft signed a proclamation.


Yeah, the news last night had all kinds of celebrations going on around the state for the 100th birthday! emoticon

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Today is Thursday, Feb. 14, the 45th day of 2013. There are 320 days left in the year. This is Valentine's Day.

Today's Highlight in History:
On Feb. 14, 1963, Federico Fellini's art-house classic "8½," a movie about a movie director played by Marcello Mastroianni, was first released in Italy.

One year ago: A fire broke out at the Comayagua farm prison in Honduras, killing 361 inmates. "Linsanity" continued as Knicks sensation Jeremy Lin made a tiebreaking 3-pointer with less than a second to play to cap his finishing flurry of six straight points and New York rallied to beat the Raptors 90-87, extending its winning streak to six games. Malachy the Pekingese wobbled off with best in show at the Westminster Kennel Club in New York.

Today’s birthdays: TV personality Hugh Downs is 92. Actress-singer Florence Henderson is 79. Actor Andrew Prine is 77. New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg is 71. Journalist Carl Bernstein is 69. TV personality Pat O’Brien is 65. Magician Teller (Penn and Teller) is 65. Actor Ken Wahl is 56. Opera singer Renee Fleming is 54. Actress Meg Tilly is 53. Pro Football Hall of Famer Jim Kelly is 53. Actor Enrico Colantoni is 50. Actor Zach Galligan is 49. Actor Valente Rodriguez is 49. Tennis player Manuela Maleeva is 46. Actor Simon Pegg is 43. Rock musician Kevin Baldes (Lit) is 41. Rock singer Rob Thomas (Matchbox Twenty) is 41. Actor Matt Barr is 29. Actress Tiffany Thornton is 27. Actor Freddie Highmore is 21.

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Today is Friday, Feb. 14, the 45th day of 2014. There are 320 days left in the year. This is Valentine's Day.

Today's Highlight in History:
On Feb. 14, 1924, the Computing-Tabulating-Recording Co. of New York was formally renamed International Business Machines Corp., or IBM.

Ten years ago: Guerrillas overwhelmed a police station west of Baghdad, killing 23 people and freeing dozens of prisoners. Twenty-eight people were killed when the glass-and-concrete roof of an indoor water park in Moscow collapsed.

Five years ago: Savoring his first big victory in Congress, President Barack Obama used his weekly radio and Internet address to celebrate the just-passed $787 billion economic stimulus bill as a "major milestone on our road to recovery." Jazz drummer Louie Bellson, who'd performed with Duke Ellington and his late wife, Pearl Bailey, died in Los Angeles at age 84. Publisher Alfred A. Knopf Jr., 90, died in New York.

One year ago: Paralympic superstar Oscar Pistorius was charged with murdering his girlfriend at his home in South Africa, a stunning development in the life of a national hero known as the "Blade Runner" for his high-tech artificial legs. Billionaire Warren Buffett agreed to buy H.J. Heinz Co. for $23.3 billion in the richest deal ever in the food industry. American Airlines and US Airways announced an $11 billion merger that turned American into the world's biggest airline.

Today's Birthdays: TV personality Hugh Downs is 93. Actress-singer Florence Henderson is 80. Actor Andrew Prine is 78. Country singer Razzy Bailey is 75. Former New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg is 72. Jazz musician Maceo Parker is 71. Movie director Alan Parker is 70. Journalist Carl Bernstein is 70. Former Sen. Judd Gregg, R-N.H., is 67. TV personality Pat O'Brien is 66. Magician Teller (Penn and Teller) is 66. Cajun singer-musician Michael Doucet (doo-SAY') (Beausoleil) is 63. Actor Ken Wahl is 57. Opera singer Renee Fleming is 55. Actress Meg Tilly is 54. Pro Football Hall of Famer Jim Kelly is 54. Singer-producer Dwayne Wiggins is 53. Actor Enrico Colantoni is 51. Actor Zach Galligan is 50. Actor Valente Rodriguez is 50. Rock musician Ricky Wolking (The Nixons) is 48. Tennis player Manuela Maleeva is 47. Actor Simon Pegg is 44. Rock musician Kevin Baldes (Lit) is 42. Rock singer Rob Thomas (Matchbox Twenty) is 42. Actor Matt Barr is 30. Actor Jake Lacy is 28. Actress Tiffany Thornton is 28. Actor Freddie Highmore is 22.

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Today is Saturday, Feb. 14, the 45th day of 2015. There are 320 days left in the year. This is Valentine's Day.

Today's Highlight in History:
On Feb. 14, 1929, the "St. Valentine's Day Massacre" took place in a Chicago garage as seven rivals of Al Capone's gang were gunned down.

Ten years ago: Former Lebanese Prime Minister Rafik Hariri was assassinated with explosives. A gas explosion inside a Chinese mine killed 214 people. President George W. Bush said he would nominate Lester M. Crawford as head of the Food and Drug Administration, a position Crawford had held as acting commissioner for nearly a year. The creators of the video-sharing website YouTube activated its domain name, [sign in to see URL] (the site uploaded its first video the following April.)

Five years ago: The Americans broke through the Nordic combined barrier at Vancouver as Johnny Spillane won the silver, the first U.S. Olympic medal in the sport dominated since its inception by the Europeans (Jason Lamy Chappuis of France won the gold). Jamie McMurray won the Daytona 500. The Eastern Conference edged the West 141-139 in the NBA All-Star game in Arlington, Texas. Larry Ellison's space-age trimaran completed a two-race sweep in the 33rd America's Cup. Death claimed best-selling British author Dick Francis at age 89 and Doug Fieger, leader of the power pop band The Knack, at age 57.

One year ago: Drawing a link between climate change and California's drought, President Barack Obama said the U.S. had to stop thinking of water as a "zero-sum" game and needed to do a better job of figuring out how to make sure everyone's water needs were satisfied. An attempt by the United Auto Workers to organize employees at a Volkswagen plant in Chattanooga, Tenn., fell short in a 712-626 vote. At the Sochi Olympics, Sandro Viletta won the super-combined while fellow Swiss Dario Cologna won the 15K race. In figure skating, 19-year-old Yuzuru Hanyu of Japan claimed the men's title. Jim Fregosi, a former All-Star who'd won more than 1,000 games as a manager for four teams, died in Miami at age 71. Puppeteer John Henson, the son of the late Muppets creator Jim Henson, died in New York at age 48.

Today's Birthdays: TV personality Hugh Downs is 94. Actress-singer Florence Henderson is 81. Actor Andrew Prine is 79. Country singer Razzy Bailey is 76. Former New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg is 73. Jazz musician Maceo Parker is 72. Movie director Alan Parker is 71. Journalist Carl Bernstein is 71. Former Sen. Judd Gregg, R-N.H., is 68. TV personality Pat O'Brien is 67. Magician Teller (Penn and Teller) is 67. Cajun singer-musician Michael Doucet (doo-SAY') (Beausoleil) is 64. Actor Ken Wahl is 58. Opera singer Renee Fleming is 56. Actress Meg Tilly is 55. Pro Football Hall of Famer Jim Kelly is 55. Singer-producer Dwayne Wiggins is 54. Actress Sakina Jaffey (TV: "House of Cards") is 53. Actor Enrico Colantoni is 52. Actor Zach Galligan is 51. Actor Valente Rodriguez is 51. Rock musician Ricky Wolking (The Nixons) is 49. Tennis player Manuela Maleeva is 48. Actor Simon Pegg is 45. Rock musician Kevin Baldes (Lit) is 43. Rock singer Rob Thomas (Matchbox Twenty) is 43. Actor Matt Barr is 31. Actor Jake Lacy is 29. Actress Tiffany Thornton is 29. Actor Freddie Highmore is 23.

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Today is Sunday, Feb. 14, the 45th day of 2016. There are 321 days left in the year. This is Valentine's Day.

Today's Highlight in History:
On Feb. 14, 1849, President James K. Polk became the first U.S. chief executive to be photographed while in office as he posed for Matthew Brady in New York City.

Ten years ago: Attorney Harry Whittington, who was accidentally shot by Vice President Dick Cheney, suffered a mild heart attack when a shotgun pellet traveled to his heart, but he recovered. Iran said it had resumed uranium enrichment; Russia and France immediately called on Iran to halt its work. At Turin, American Ted Ligety won Olympic gold in men's combined skiing, while Bode Miller was disqualified for straddling a gate.

Five years ago: President Barack Obama unveiled a $3.7 trillion budget plan that would freeze or reduce some safety-net programs for the nation's poor but turn aside Republican demands for more drastic cuts to shrink the government to where it was before he took office. Protesters took to the streets in Iran, Bahrain and Yemen, inspired by the popular uprising in Egypt that brought down President Hosni Mubarak. The TV game show "Jeopardy!" began airing the first of three episodes pitting human players Brad Rutter and Ken Jennings against an IBM computer named "Watson." (Watson ended up winning with a cumulative total of $77,147 versus $24,000 for Jennings and $21,600 for Rutter.)

One year ago: A Danish gunman attacked a free-speech seminar and a synagogue in Copenhagen, killing two people; the shooter was later slain by a special police team. Actor Louis Jourdan, 93, died in Beverly Hills, California. Pulitzer Prize-winning poet Philip Levine, 87, died in Fresno, California.

Today's Birthdays: TV personality Hugh Downs is 95. Actress-singer Florence Henderson is 82. Actor Andrew Prine is 80. Country singer Razzy Bailey is 77. Former New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg is 74. Jazz musician Maceo Parker is 73. Movie director Alan Parker is 72. Journalist Carl Bernstein is 72. Former Sen. Judd Gregg, R-N.H., is 69. TV personality Pat O'Brien is 68. Magician Teller (Penn and Teller) is 68. Cajun singer-musician Michael Doucet (doo-SAY') (Beausoleil) is 65. Actor Ken Wahl is 59. Opera singer Renee Fleming is 57. Actress Meg Tilly is 56. Pro Football Hall of Famer Jim Kelly is 56. Singer-producer Dwayne Wiggins is 55. Actress Sakina Jaffey is 54. Actor Enrico Colantoni is 53. Actor Zach Galligan is 52. Actor Valente Rodriguez is 52. Rock musician Ricky Wolking (The Nixons) is 50. Tennis player Manuela Maleeva is 49. Actor Simon Pegg is 46. Rock musician Kevin Baldes (Lit) is 44. Rock singer Rob Thomas (Matchbox Twenty) is 44. Actor Matt Barr is 32. Actor Jake Lacy is 30. Actress Tiffany Thornton is 30. Actor Freddie Highmore is 24.

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Today is Tuesday, Feb. 14, the 45th day of 2017. There are 320 days left in the year. This is Valentine's Day.

Ten years ago: Challenged on the accuracy of U.S. intelligence, President George W. Bush told a news conference there was no doubt the Iranian government was providing armor-piercing weapons to kill American soldiers in Iraq, and said he would fight any attempt by the Democratic-controlled Congress to cut off money for the war. ConAgra recalled all Peter Pan and Great Value peanut butter made at a Georgia plant because of a salmonella outbreak.

Five years ago: A fire broke out at the Comayagua farm prison in Honduras, killing 361 inmates. "Linsanity" continued as Knicks sensation Jeremy Lin made a tiebreaking 3-pointer with less than a second to play to cap his finishing flurry of six straight points and New York rallied to beat the Raptors 90-87, extending its winning streak to six games. Malachy the Pekingese won best in show at the Westminster Kennel Club in New York.

One year ago: Pope Francis condemned the drug trade's "dealers of death" and urged Mexicans to shun the devil's lust for money as he led a huge open-air Mass for more than 300,000 people in the poverty-stricken Mexico City suburb of Ecatepec (EHK'-ah-teh-PEHK'). The first NBA All-Star Game outside the U.S. was the highest-scoring ever, with the West defeating the East 196-173 at the Air Canada Centre in Toronto. "The Revenant" was named best picture at the British Academy Film Awards.

Today's Birthdays — Feb. 14: TV personality Hugh Downs is 96. Actor Andrew Prine is 81. Country singer Razzy Bailey is 78. Former New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg is 75. Jazz musician Maceo Parker is 74. Movie director Alan Parker is 73. Journalist Carl Bernstein is 73. Former Sen. Judd Gregg, R-N.H., is 70. TV personality Pat O'Brien is 69. Magician Teller (Penn and Teller) is 69. Cajun singer-musician Michael Doucet (doo-SAY') (Beausoleil) is 66. Actor Ken Wahl is 60. Opera singer Renee Fleming is 58. Actress Meg Tilly is 57. Pro Football Hall of Famer Jim Kelly is 57. Singer-producer Dwayne Wiggins is 56. Actress Sakina Jaffey is 55. Actor Enrico Colantoni is 54. Actor Zach Galligan is 53. Actor Valente Rodriguez is 53. Rock musician Ricky Wolking (The Nixons) is 51. Tennis player Manuela Maleeva is 50. Actor Simon Pegg is 47. Rock musician Kevin Baldes (Lit) is 45. Rock singer Rob Thomas (Matchbox Twenty) is 45. Actor Matt Barr is 33. Actress Stephanie Leonidas (TV: "American Gothic") is 33. Actor Jake Lacy is 31. Actress Tiffany Thornton is 31. Actor Brett Dier (TV: "Jane the Virgin") is 27. Actor Freddie Highmore is 25.

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Today is Ash Wednesday, Feb. 14, the 45th day of 2018. There are 320 days left in the year. This is Valentine's Day.



Today's Highlights in History:

On Feb. 14, 1918, Russia converted from the Old Style Julian calendar to the New Style Gregorian calendar, "losing" 13 days in the process (for Russians, the day before was Jan. 31). The musical "Sinbad," starring Al Jolson and featuring the song "Rock-a-Bye Your Baby with a Dixie Melody," opened on Broadway.

Ten years ago: A former student dressed in black walked onto the stage of a lecture hall at Northern Illinois University and opened fire on a packed science class; the 27-year-old gunman killed five students before committing suicide. Republican campaign dropout Mitt Romney endorsed John McCain for the party's presidential nomination.



Five years ago: Double-amputee and Olympic sprinter Oscar Pistorius shot and killed his girlfriend, Reeva Steenkamp, at his home in Pretoria, South Africa; he was later convicted of murder and is serving a 13-year prison term. Billionaire Warren Buffett agreed to buy H.J. Heinz Co. for $23.3 billion. American Airlines and US Airways announced an $11 billion merger that turned American into the world's biggest airline.



One year ago: Authorities lifted an evacuation order for nearly 200,000 Northern California residents living below the Oroville Dam after declaring that the risk of catastrophic collapse of a damaged spillway had been significantly reduced. A former store clerk was convicted in New York of murder in one of the nation's most haunting missing-child cases, nearly 38 years after 6-year-old Etan Patz (AY'-tahn payts) disappeared while on the way to a school bus stop. The Senate confirmed former wrestling entertainment executive Linda McMahon to lead the Small Business Administration. Rumor the German shepherd won best in show at the Westminster Kennel Club at New York's Madison Square Garden.



Today's Birthdays — Feb. 14: TV personality Hugh Downs is 97. Actor Andrew Prine is 82. Country singer Razzy Bailey is 79. Former New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg is 76. Jazz musician Maceo Parker is 75. Movie director Alan Parker is 74. Journalist Carl Bernstein is 74. Former Sen. Judd Gregg, R-N.H., is 71. TV personality Pat O'Brien is 70. Magician Teller (Penn and Teller) is 70. Cajun singer-musician Michael Doucet (doo-SAY') (Beausoleil) is 67. Actor Ken Wahl is 61. Opera singer Renee Fleming is 59. Actress Meg Tilly is 58. Pro Football Hall of Famer Jim Kelly is 58. Singer-producer Dwayne Wiggins is 57. Actress Sakina Jaffey is 56. Actor Enrico Colantoni is 55. Actor Zach Galligan is 54. Actor Valente Rodriguez is 54. Rock musician Ricky Wolking (The Nixons) is 52. Tennis player Manuela Maleeva is 51. Actor Simon Pegg is 48. Rock musician Kevin Baldes (Lit) is 46. Rock singer Rob Thomas (Matchbox Twenty) is 46. Former NFL quarterback Drew Bledsoe is 46. Actor Matt Barr is 34. Actress Stephanie Leonidas is 34. Actor Jake Lacy is 32. Actress Tiffany Thornton is 32. Actor Brett Dier is 28. Actor Freddie Highmore is 26.

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