14 February 2013

Timeline 14 to 16

February 14
1779  James Cook is killed by Native Hawaiians near Kealakekua on the Island of Hawaii.
1819  Christopher Sholes, American inventor who developed the typewriter, was born.
1894  Jack Benny, Comedian, was born Benjamin Kubelsky in Waukegan, Ill.
1929  The St. Valentine's Day Massacre took place in a Chicago garage as seven rivals of Al Capone's gang were gunned down.

February 15
1564  Galileo Galilei, Italian astronomer and mathematician, was born in Pisa.
1797  Henry Steinway, German born American piano builder, was born.
1946  ENIAC, the first electronic general-purpose computer, was formally dedicated at the University of Pennsylvania in Philadelphia.
1954  Canada and the United States agreed to construct the Distant Early Warning Line, a system of radar stations in the far northern Arctic regions of Canada and Alaska.
1965  Nat King Cole, American singer and musician, died.
1965  Canada's new maple leaf flag was unfurled in ceremonies in Ottawa.

February 16
1804  Lt. Stephen Decatur led a successful raid into Tripoli harbor to burn the U.S. Navy frigate Philadelphia, which had fallen into the hands of pirates.
1903  Edgar Bergen, American vantriloquist and comedian, was born.
1923  The burial chamber of King Tutankhamen's recently unearthed tomb was unsealed in Egypt.
1937  Wallace H. Carothers, a research chemist for Du Pont, received a patent for nylon.

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