|2003||"Dolly" the sheep, the world's first cloned mammal, is euthanatized at age six after veterinarians confirm she suffers from lung disease.|
|2000||Tornadoes rip through southwestern Georgia just after midnight, killing 19 people and injuring more than 100 others.|
|1999||John Ehrlichman, US presidential advisor during the Nixon administration and imprisoned for his role in the Watergate scandal, dies in Atlanta, Georgia, at age 73.|
|1990||An Indian Airlines jetliner crashes while landing in southern India, killing 94 passengers and crew.|
|1986||Wayne Gretzky, of the Edmonton Oilers, gets an NHL record seven assists in a game against the Quebec Nordiques.
Did you know? This was Gretzky's third time he set this particular record!
|1980||Walter Cronkite announces his retirement as anchor of The CBS Evening News.|
The Beatles record lead vocal overdubs for Only A Northern Song, a track intended for their Sergeant Pepper album, at EMI Studios in London.
(photo credit: Capitol Records)
|1946||The Bank of England goes public.|
|1945||Chile, Ecuador, Paraguay, and Peru join the United Nations.|
|1929||Seven rivals of mobster Al Capone are murdered in a Chicago garage, now remembered as the "St. Valentine's Day Massacre."|
|1920||The League of Women Voters is established in Chicago.|
|1912||Arizona is admitted to the US, becoming the 48th state. |
|1903||The US Department of Commerce and Labor is established.|
|1899||President William McKinley signs a bill making mechanical voting machines legal in the US.|
|1859||Oregon becomes the 33rd state admitted to the US. |
|1778 ||The Stars and Stripes (US flag) makes its first appearance at a foreign port, flying aboard the ship Ranger, as it arrives in France.|