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On This Day in History - 14th February

Birthdays

1819Christopher Sholes, American inventor of the typewriter
1894Jack Benny, American comedian and film actor
1932Vic Morrow, American film actor
1937John MacGregor, Former Conservative Cabinet Minister
1944Alan Parker, British born film director
1951Kevin Keegan, British footballer and Newcastle United manager

Events

1779Captain Cook was stabbed to death by the natives of Hawaii
1852The first ever patient entered the Great Ormond Street children's hospital
1929The St Valentines Day Massacre took place in Chicago between rival gansters
1963The first successful kidney transplant was made
1963Harold Wilson became the new leader of the Labour Party
1975P.G Woodhouse, the English novelist, died
1984Skaters Torvill and Dean won Olympic gold in the Sarajevo winter games
1994A major breakthrough of a malaria vaccine was announced