Today is Thursday, February 14th, the 45th day of the year.There are 320 days until the end of the year.
Today Is Valentine's Day.
On this day:
In 1899, the U.S. Congress approved the use of voting machines for federal elections.
In 1912, Arizona was named the 48th state of the union.
In 1920, the League of Women Voters was founded.
In 1929, the St. Valentine's Day Massacre took place in Chicago, Illinois.Noted gangster Al Capone and his gang killed seven members of a rival gang in a warehouse.
In 1980, Walter Cronkite announced his retirement from the "CBS Evening News."Dan Rather was introduced as his replacement.
In 1984, six-year-old Stormie Jones became the world's first heart-liver transplant recipient.She lived until November 1990.
In 1988, Broadway composer Frederick Loewe died at the age of 86. He wrote scores for several popular musicals including "My fair Lady" and "Camelot."
In 1999, Nixon administration aide John D. Erlichman who was disgraced and imprisoned for his role in the Watergate coverup died at the age of 73.
In 2010, The Knack frontman Doug Fieger died at the age of 57.He'd been battling brain and lung cancer since 2006.
In 2013, the crippled Carnival cruise ship Triumph docked in Mobile, Alabama, four days after it suffered an engine room fire that knocked out power and plumbing for almost all of the 893-foot vessel.More than 42-hundred people were on board the ship, which had to be pushed and pulled by tugboats into Mobile.