Today in History, English
Today in History, English

17461February 14Event1966 – Australian currency is decimalised.
17462February 14Event1970 – The iconic live album Live at Leeds by The Who is recorded.
17463February 14Event1979 – 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.
17464February 14Event1981 – Stardust fire: A fire in a Dublin nightclub kills 48 people
17465February 14Event1983 – United American Bank of Knoxville, Tennessee collapses. Its president, Jake Butcher, is later convicted of fraud.
17466February 14Event1989 – Union Carbide agrees to pay $470 million to the Indian government for damages it caused in the 1984 Bhopal disaster.
17467February 14Event1989 – Iranian leader Ruhollah Khomeini issues a fatwa encouraging Muslims to kill Salman Rushdie, author of The Satanic Verses.
17468February 14Event1990 – Ninety-two people are killed when Indian Airlines Flight 605 crashes in Bangalore, India.
17469February 14Event1990 – The Voyager 1 spacecraft takes the photograph of planet Earth later become famous as Pale Blue Dot.
17470February 14Event1998 – An oil tanker train collides with a freight train in Yaoundé, Cameroon, spilling fuel oil. One person scavenging the oil created a massive explosion which kills 120.
17471February 14Event2000 – The spacecraft NEAR Shoemaker enters orbit around asteroid 433 Eros, the first spacecraft to orbit an asteroid.
17472February 14Event2004 – 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.
17473February 14Event2005 – Lebanese self-made billionaire and business tycoon Rafic 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.
17474February 14Event2005 – 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.
17475February 14Event2005 – YouTube is launched by a group of college students, eventually becoming the largest video sharing website in the world and a main source for viral videos.
17476February 14Event2008 – Northern Illinois University shooting: A gunman opened fire in a lecture hall of the DeKalb County, Illinois university resulting in six fatalities (including gunman) and 21 injuries.
17477February 14Event2011 – As a part of Arab Spring, the Bahraini uprising, a series of demonstrations, amounting to a sustained campaign of civil resistance, in the Persian Gulf country of Bahrain begins with a 'Day of Rage'.
17478February 14Event2013 – Steam for Linux is released, beginning the expansion of Valve's game service onto the free and open-source platform.
17479February 14Event2015 – Two people are killed in shootings at a free-speech seminar and at a synagogue service in Copenhagen.
17480February 14Birth1468 – Johannes Werner, German priest and mathematician (d. 1522)
17481February 14Birth1483 – Babur, Moghul emperor (d. 1530)
17482February 14Birth1545 – Lucrezia de' Medici, Duchess of Ferrara (d. 1561)
17483February 14Birth1602 – Francesco Cavalli, Italian composer (d. 1676)
17484February 14Birth1640 – Countess Palatine Anna Magdalena of Birkenfeld-Bischweiler (d. 1693)
17485February 14Birth1679 – Georg Friedrich Kauffmann, German organist and composer (d. 1735)
17486February 14Birth1680 – John Sidney, 6th Earl of Leicester, English politician, Lord Warden of the Cinque Ports (d. 1737)
17487February 14Birth1692 – Pierre-Claude Nivelle de La Chaussée, French author and playwright (d. 1754)
17488February 14Birth1701 – Enrique Flórez, Spanish historian and author (d. 1773)
17489February 14Birth1763 – Jean Victor Marie Moreau, French general (d. 1813)
17490February 14Birth1793 – Karl Christian Ulmann, Latvian-German pastor and theologian (d. 1871)

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