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February 12 2008 Today in History Newsletter

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Bloody Valentines (February 14, 1929)
The bloodiest day in Prohibition history...and no one was ever taken to trial for it...

Also: Make sure to check out the article on Prohibition (January 16, 1919-December 5, 1933). It relates to the St. Valentine’s Day Massacre in that it is evidence that regulation of morality does not necessarily work.

Happy Birthday to those of you born this week! You're among some great company! Here are just a few of the people born this week (February 11-17)
February 11 –
*Thomas Edison (1847)
*Alfonso Leng (1894)
*Eva Gabor (1919)
*Sheryl Crow (1962)
February 12 –
*Cotton Mather (1663)
*Charles Darwin (1809)
*Abraham Lincoln (1809)
*Christina Ricci (1980)
February 13 –
*Tennessee Ernie Ford (1919)
*Chuck Yeager (1923)
*Peter Gabriel (1950)
*Randy Moss (1977)
February 14 –
*Johann Werner (1468)
*Jimmy Hoffa (1913)
*Teller of Penn & Teller (1948)
*Drew Bledsoe (1972)
February 15 –
*Galileo Galilei (1564)
*Cyrus McCormick (1809)
*Susan B. Anthony (1820)
*John Barrymore (1882)
February 16 –
*Edgar Bergen (1903)
*Heinz-Wolfgang Schnaufer (1922)
*Roberta Williams (1953)
*LeVar Burton (1957)
February 17 –
*René Laënnec (1781)
*Mary Ann Mobley (1939)
*Loreena McKennit (1957)
*Jerry O’Connell (1974)

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