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Today in History for 14th February 2023

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Historical Events

1912 - Arizona was admitted to the Union as the 48th state

1921 - Little Review faces obscenity charges for publishing "Ulysses," in New York

1936 - Karl Schäfer of Austria wins his 2nd consecutive men's figure skating Olympic gold medal at the Garmisch-Partenkirchen Winter Games in Germany

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.

2010 - America's Cup: Team USA defeats Alinghi 2-0 to win in Spain

2014 - Italian Prime Minister Enrico Letta resigns after less than a year in office

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Famous Birthdays

1572 - Hans Christoph Haiden, German composer, organist and poet (d. 1617)

1858 - Joseph Thomson, Scottish geologist and early African explorer (Thomson's Gazelle), born in Penpont, Dumfries, Scotland (d. 1895)

1903 - Fritz Büchtger, German composer, educator, and modern music proponent (Association for Contemporary Music; Studio for New Music), born in Munich, Germany (d. 1978)

1926 - Alfred Körner, Austrian soccer striker (47 caps; Rapid Wien), born in Vienna, Austria (d. 2020)

1945 - Gregory Hines, American actor and dancer (White Nights, Taps), born in NYC, New York (d. 2003)

1977 - Elmer Symons, South African motorcycle racer, born in Ladysmith, South Africa (d. 2007)

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Famous Deaths

1760 - François Colin de Blamont, French composer, dies at 69

1922 - Heikki Ritavuori, Finnish lawyer and politician (Minister of the Interior), assassinated at 41

1929 - Tom Burke, American athlete (Olympic gold 100m, 400m 1896), dies at 53

1990 - Jean Wallace [Walasek], actress (Big Combo), dies of hemorrhage at 66

1998 - Claude Prey, French composer, dies at 72

2003 - Dolly the sheep, first mammal to be cloned from an adult cell, dies young from a progressive lung disease aged 6

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