Today in History - Feb. 14

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A pioneer in work for railway consolidation, Prof. William Ripley, of Harvard, is shown boarding a transport plane to fly to Hartford, Conn., where he recently made an address on transportation he is recognized as an outstanding authority on the subject, Feb. 14, 1931, Boston, Mass. Several years ago he was asked by the Interstate Commerce Commission to draw up a plan for railway consolidation. His work in that line augured the approach of the Gigantic Consolidation scheme recently announced by Pres. Herbert Hoover. (AP Photo)

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Mei, the second of the pandas captured by Mrs. W. H. Harkness, Jr., arrived in San Francisco a very tired animal. Panda hunter Harkness is shown tucking the panda into bed after an exhaustive trip of 13,000 miles, Feb. 14, 1938. They plan to continue east by plane taking off for Chicago, Feb. 15. (AP Photo)

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Chester Weger, 21, sits at the right hand table with his attorney, Feb. 14, 1961, during his trial on a charge of slaying Lillian Oetting, one of three women from Riverside, Ill., found slain in a cave at Starved Rock State Park last March. (AP Photo)

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FILE This Tuesday, Feb. 25, 1997 file photo shows seven-month-old Dolly, the genetically cloned sheep, looking towards the camera at the Roslin Institute in Edinburgh, Scotland. Keith Campbell, a prominent biologist who worked on cloning Dolly the sheep, has died at 58, the University of Nottingham said Thursday Oct. 11, 2012. Campbell, who had worked on animal improvement and cloning since 1999, died last Friday Oct. 5, 2012, university spokesman Tim Utton said. He did not specify the cause of death, only saying that Campbell had worked at the university until his death. (AP Photo/Paul Clements, File) UK OUT

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Actress and artist Gina Lollobrigida poses among 27 portraits of herself made by 27 Italian artists at the opening of the exhibition at the Montenapoleone Art Gallery in Milan, Italy, March 23, 1955. The portraits were made during a collective session on Feb. 14. (AP Photo/Raoul Fornezza)

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Madison Square Garden in New York is shown empty except for some workmen cleaning up, Feb. 14, 1968. Yesterday the Garden's swan song was the annual Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show, a gathering that brought down the curtain on some 40 years of sports events, spectaculars, conventions and other events that captured the imagination of America. A new Garden, not too far away, will be the scene of future such events. (AP Photo/Harry Cabluck)

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Armed members of the People's Militia in the streets of Addis Ababa, Ethiopia on Feb. 14, 1978, on the look out for any reactionary forces. (AP Photo)

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Sugar Ray Robinson, right, shoves his shoulder against the ear of Jake LaMotta as he swings at him in the tenth round of their middleweight title bout dubbed the "St. Valentines Day Massacre," at Chicago Stadium in Chicago, Ill., Feb. 14, 1951. Robinson was declared the winner and new champion by a technical knockout in the 13th round. (AP Photo/Paul Cannon)

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Film actress Raquel Welch, wearing a crocheted mini dress and her manager, Patrick Curtis, are besieged by photographers as they enter the room in Paris for their wedding ceremony, Feb. 14, 1967. The ceremony was delayed for 15 minutes while police and city officials tussled with the photographers who had been ordered out of the ceremonial room. (AP Photo)

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White and black students begin to fight outside Hyde Park High School in Boston, Mass., Feb. 14, 1975. The city of Boston started a court-ordered school integration program requiring the busing of 18 percent of public school students. (AP Photo/DPG)

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Russian President Yuri Andropov funeral Feb. 14, 1984. (AP Photo)

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Francisco Luna Santiz, 64, laments the fact that he has been left all alone in the town of Morelia, Tuesday, Feb. 14, 1995. Out of approximately 1,200 villagers, only 50 remain in Morelia. The rest of the town, including Santiz' children, have fled fearing Army repression like that which occurred last year when three men were allegedly tortured and killed by the army for being Zapatistas. (AP Photo/Scott Sady)

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Academy Award wining actress Shirley Jones, Feb. 14, 1986. (AP Photo/Tweed)

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Lucille Levin and her daughter Clare Moss, 22, look at a photograph of her husband, Jeremy Levin, the Beirut bureau chief for Cable News Network, who has been missing since last March, in Washington, Feb. 14, 1985. Levin reportedly showed up at a Syrian army installation on Thursday morning. (AP Photo/Bob Daugherty)

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Mexico President Jose Lopez Portillo, right, explains a mural by Diego Rivera to President Jimmy Carter during a tour of the National Palace in Mexico City Wednesday, Feb. 14, 1979. (AP Photo)

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Russian President Yuri Andropov's funeral Feb. 14, 1984. (AP Photo)

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Reed Corn sits for his checkup with Dr. Kathy Witherington at the Indian Health Service hospital in Shiprock, N.M.,, Feb. 14, 1978. He’s a Navajo who doesn’t speak English, and Dr. Witherington has to rely on an interpreter to ask Corn about his medicine and how he feels. This is common problem-to which most people agree the answer is an American Indian School of Medicine to train more Indian doctors, to upgrade medical care on the reservations. (AP Photo)

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U.S. infantrymen of the U.S. 25th division throw grenades and fire weapons near Cuchi in South Vietnam, Feb. 14, 1966 as they advance on Viet Cong positions seeking to expand the division’s perimeter. (AP Photo)

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An old Vietnamese woman reaches into large jar to draw water in an attempt to fight flames consuming her home in a village 20 miles southwest of Da Nang, South Vietnam on Feb. 14, 1967. (AP Photo)

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No mirage is view of skyscrapers deep in the desert of South Arabia. They are some of the 500 seven-and-eight story buildings which make up the city of Shibaam in South Arabia. View from just outside the city, where women of Shibaam draw water for their goats on Feb. 14, 1966. On side the lowest windows are 30 feet above the ground. All entrances are from inside the city. The structures, built of sun-dried bricks and palm tree trunks, have been traced back to 692 A.D. (AP Photo)

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Knickerbockers Walt Bellamy takes long shot to basket, which he made, as Warriors Guy Rodgers (5), and Nate Thurmond watch during first period of game at the Oakland Auditorium in Oakland, California on Feb. 14, 1966. New York?s Howard Komives (16) in background. (AP Photo)

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The largest shipment of radio-activated cobalt gets started on its way from the Atomic Energy Commission’s nuclear research laboratory in Oak Ridge, Tennessee on Feb. 14, 1952. Sewell Brown, Jr., right, pile operator and Rigger William Denton handle the carrier which contains 4,400 pounds of lead, forming an eight-inch shield around six small capsules of the cobalt equivalent to $10,000,000 worth of radium, officials said. The shipment goes to the Los Angeles. (AP Photo/HB)

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President Harry Truman in his White House office in Washington on Feb. 14, 1951 with a delegation from the Credit Union National Association. Left to right, standing: Thomas W. Doig, Madison, Wis.; J.E. Blonyren, Washington, D.C.; Moses C. Davis, Atlanta, Ga.; Claude R. Orchard, Washington; John E. Roe, Madison, Wis.; William W. Pratt, Philadelphia; William O. Knight, Sioux Falls, S.D.; Hubert M. Rhodes, Washington; Gurden P. Farr, Detroit; C. F. Eikel, Jr., and Gordon P. Smith, Hamilton, Ont. (AP Photo/CPG)

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The United States top bobsled team of Stanley Benham of Lake Placid, N.Y., right, and Pat Martin of Massena, N.Y., shove off in the two-man bobsled event of the Sixth Winter Olympic Games in Frognerseteren, Norway, Feb. 14, 1952. The Yank team took second place behind the German leaders in the two heats, with little apparent chance to catch the leaders in the final two heats on February 15. (AP Photo/Louis Heckly)

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These new fashions from Rome are designed by Emilio Schuberth on Feb. 14, 1949, considered the only Italian dressmaker who does not follow the Paris couturiers’ lead. Schuberth, who is also a painter, started by designing hats, which he still makes. Late in February he will show his collection in Egypt, and in March will go to Brazil to show his winter dresses when the winter season starts there. “Revelation” is the name Schuberth gives this cocktail dress, which can be transformed into an evening dress by removing the tight jacket and letting down the folds of the skirt to lengthen it. The fabric is soft brown wool. (AP Photo)

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That easy manner of Bing Crosby's makes him look more relaxed while he's working than while he's relaxing, at his studio in Los Angeles, Feb. 14, 1950. Here Bing sits on Groucho Marx's knee, "sonny boy" style, while Groucho tells him the facts of life, in a comedy routine for "Mr. Music". (AP Photo/Frank Filan)

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This entrance hall gives an idea of government-owned Ashford Farms mansion, near Easton, Md., shown in 1950, where Francis Gary Powers, U-2 pilot freed by Russia, is believed to have had a reunion with his family,Feb. 14, 1962. (AP Photo)

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A rescue worker holds a disheveled cat taken from the ruins of a bombed London House, Feb. 14, 1941 following an air raid on the British capital. (AP Photo)

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Men of the 2nd Division make their way along a plowed road on the U.S. First Army front toward warm sleeping quarters and showers two miles behind the front lines, Feb. 14, 1945. In the line for a week they are on their way to a 48 hour rest. In background is a destroyed railroad bridge. (AP Photo/George Silk)

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Rescue workers with a cat salvaged from a bombed house after the raid on London last night which did considerable damage. The cat was heard mewing, Feb. 14, 1941 and rescue workers eventually reached it. (AP Photo)

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Australians are helping the British War effort with men, money, planes and ships. Volunteers for the Royal Australian Navy get preliminary training at Sydney, Feb. 14, 1941. (AP Photo)

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Rescuing belongings from a house in Hendon, London on Feb. 14, 1941, which was bombed during a Nazi air raid and when considerable damage was done. (AP Photo)

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An aerial view of Santiago, Chile showing a Pan American plane, top, flying over the city, on Feb. 14, 1939. (AP Photo)

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The docks at Bahia also known as Salvador on the Brazilian coast, on Feb. 14, 1939. (AP Photo)

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Natives in hand made Balsa wood boats on Lake Titicaca, the highest navigable lake in the world near Puno, Peru, on Feb. 14, 1939. (AP Photo)

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British troops patrol the grounds near County Hall, Coleraine, Northern Ireland on Feb. 14, 1972, as part of the strict security measures for the opening of the enquiries into the Bloody Sunday shootings in Londonderry on January 30. 13 civilians were killed during clashes. (AP Photo/Laurent)

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A view of the harbour of Port of Spain, Trinidad and Tobago, British West Indies, on Feb. 14, 1939. (AP Photo)

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A mechanic checks over the bodywork of one of the four Mini cars 'The Beatles' are having made to their own requirements, in London, England, Feb. 14, 1966. Some of the differences they are having are, the glass will be opaque, apart from the windscreen, they will also have radio, tape-recorder and floor-heating. (AP Photo)

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After a recent six inch snowfall in Berlin, Germany, Feb. 14, 1966, an enterprising toy store manager brought out some of his mechanical men to help with the clean up job. The foot-high robots may not have actually shoveled any snow, but they did stir up a lot of interest in the toy store. (AP Photo)

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A mechanic checks over the stering wheel of one of the four Mini cars 'The Beatles' are having made to their own requirements, in London, England, Feb. 14, 1966. Some of the differences they are having are, the glass will be opaque, apart from the windscreen, they will also have radio, tape-recorder and floor-heating. (AP Photo)

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A gasoline station that advertises its paycheck cashing services is seen in the predominantly Mexican-American neighborhood of East Los Angeles, Feb. 14, 1964. The area is also known as the Serape Belt. (AP Photo/Ellis R. Bosworth)

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President and Mrs. John F. Kennedy as they arrived at the Georgetown home of Columnist Joseph Alsop in Washington for dinner, Feb. 14. 1961. The dinner party was in honor of Alsop’s fiancée, Mrs. William S. Patten. (AP Photo/William Smith)

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Britain’s Princess Margaret smiles and waves to cheering children as she rides in land rover during children’s rally on recreation grounds at Antigua on Feb. 14, 1955. This was another stop on the princess’ month-long Caribbean tour. (AP Photo)

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President of the State Council, Dr. Chaim Weizmann, delivers his opening address to the council, in the Hall of the Jewish Agency, Jerusalem, Feb. 14, 1949. Behind Weizmann is a portrait of Theodor Herzl. (AP Photo)

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Referee Frank Sikora declares Sugar Ray Robinson the new world middleweight champion after a 13th round TKO over Jake LaMotta at Chicago Stadium, Ill., Feb. 14, 1951. (AP Photo)

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People watch the arrival of many politicians at the Jewish Agency building, Jerusalem, Feb. 14, 1949, for the first meeting of the State Council. (AP Photo)

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Dr. Sushila Nayyar, the personal physician of Mohandas K. Gandhi, and Devadas Gandhi, youngest son of the Mahatma, seen Feb. 14, 1948 at Birla House, New Delhi, hold the bloodstained loin cloth Gandhi was wearing when he was slain by an assassin's bullets. The tip of Dr. Nayyar's finger points to the hole made by the bullet. On the floor lies the shawl that Gandhi had wrapped around the upper portion of his body. (AP Photo/Max Desfor)

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A Japanese man in costume beats the drum as he leads a musical parade of men and women who are walking advertisements featuring placards for restaurants through the streets of Tokyo, Japan, Feb. 14, 1947. (AP Photo)

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Mrs. Caven, a New York housewife buys un-rationed fresh fruits and vegetables where possible, Feb. 14, 1943. The extra work of cleaning and cooking is her small contribution to the war effort. Mrs. Caven selects fresh, vitamin-filled green foods, leaving canned stuff for the armed services. (AP Photo/Carl Nesensohn)

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C.S. Howard’s mighty Seabiscuit, a favorite in the $100,000 Santa Anita handicap, pulled up lame February 14 after running second at Santa Anita in Arcadia, California in a mile test Feb. 14, 1942. It was the ‘Biscuit’s first race since he conquered War Admiral last year. Jockey Georgie Wolff may be seen handling Seabiscuit, in second place, at the finish. A question mark February 16 still hung over the great horse’s future as his trainer feared he had ruptured a suspensory ligament in the left front ankle. (AP Photo)

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Igo Pepitillo, Mayan Indian, who claims to be a direct descendant of Mayan high priests, makes a spoon dance with no apparent mechanical aids. It was made at the Screen Actors Guild ball in Hollywood, Feb. 14, 1937, at which Pepitillo entertained. (AP Photo)

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The opening of the giant graving dock of the Singapore naval base opened and named King George VI Graving Dock, has riveted the attention of the world upon the Gibraltar of the east. Lying off the Southern extremity of the Malay Peninsula, Singapore, where long months of preparation have preceded the opening of the giant dock, has a fascinating character of its own. An air view of Singapore, showing British bombers in the foreground on Feb. 14, 1938. The bay can be seen studded with ships of all kinds, and in the rear can be seen the tall white buildings that front the bay. (AP Photo)

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A police dog is put through training paces before a large group of spectators in Japan, Feb 14, 1937 Police dogs are being trained in Japan for service in battle with the Japanese army. The location is unknown. (AP Photo)

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Deputies sheriff, in the wagon, are taking the belongings of a tenant farmer identified by officials of the Southern Tenant Farmers Union as Ira Matheney of Poinsett County, Arkansas from his home near Marked Tree, Arkansas under eviction orders on Feb. 14, 1935. The family is on front of the wagon and union officials claimed they were a part of “wholesale evictions.” (AP Photo)

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This is the Mayfair apartment house from which David Brooks, nephew of Lady Astor and son-in-law of James Moffett, vice president of the Standard Oil Co., of New Jersey, fell 14 floors to his death, Feb. 14, 1936 in New York. Brook’s fall took place almost directly across the street from President Franklin Roosevelt’s New York City townhouse. Police termed the death accidental. (AP Photo)

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Crowd gathered outside Hunterdon County Courthouse shown cheering word that Bruno Richard Hauptmann had been convicted of the murder of the Lindbergh baby, Feb. 14, 1930. (AP Photo)

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Leonhard Seppala with his huskies crossing the finish line first in the three day point to point race of the New England sled dog club that ended at North Conway, New Hampshire on Feb. 14, 1928. (AP Photo)

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Large quantities of Canadian beer and whisky are being transported in cars from Amherstburg, Ont., Canada, across the frozen lower Detroit River, to the Michigan side of the international boundary line, Feb. 14, 1930. The cars are driven with one door open, so if the car goes through the ice the driver can scramble free. (AP Photo)

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