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The "St. Valentine’s Day Massacre" took place in Chicago, IL. on
this day in 1929.  Seven gangsters who were rivals of Al Capone
(below) were killed.

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A re-enactment of the St. Valentine’s Day massacre.  

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Alphonse Gabriel Capone (January 17, 1899 – January 25, 1947)

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On this day in 1989, Iran’s Ayatollah Khomeini called on Muslims
to kill author Salman Rushdie (below).

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Salman Rushdie’s fourth novel, The Satanic Verses (1988), was
the center of a major controversy, provoking protests from
Muslims in several countries.

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On this day in 2002, former Yugoslav president Slobodan Milosevic began his defense against war crimes charges.

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Dolly died on this day in 2003.

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Dolly the Sheep is now a stuffed specimen, standing inside a glass
showcase at the National Museum in Edinburgh, Scotland.

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FROM A DOG’S LIFE FILE ~

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OREGON ZOO ELEPHANT EUTHANIZED

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Packy (April 14, 1962 – February 9, 2017)

Packy was an Asian elephant at the 64-acre Oregon Zoo located in Portland,
Oregon. He was famous for having been the first elephant born in the Western Hemisphere in 44 years. At the time of his death, he was the oldest male Asian
elephant in North America. In July 2013, Packy was diagnosed with tuberculosis
and was euthanized today following the veterinarians’ decision that his TB was
was drug resistant.

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GORILLA BORN ON THIS DAY IN 1956

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Colo, the first gorilla to be born in captivity, was born at the Columbus, Ohio
zoo. Rejected at birth by her mother, zookeepers had to hand-raise Colo
much like a human child, by dressing her in clothes and giving her bottle of
formula. At the age of two years old,she was introduced to a 19-month-old
male from Africa called Bongo. The couple had three offspring, the first
on February 1, 1968, Emmy, a female, Oscar, born July 18, 1969, and
Toni, on December 28, 1971.

Colo is now the oldest living gorilla in captivity, following the death of 55-year-
old Jenny in September 2008.

 
  Photo taken during Colo’s 58th birthday party.

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BOOK PUBLISHED ON THIS DAY IN 1926

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Winnie-the-Pooh is the first volume of stories about Winnie-
the-Pooh
, by A. A. Milne (below).

Milne named the character Winnie-the-Pooh for a teddy bear owned by
his son, Christopher Robin Milne, who was the basis for the character
Christopher Robin. The rest of Christopher Robin Milne’s toys, Piglet,
Eeyore, Kanga, Roo and Tigger, were incorporated into Milne’s stories.

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Alan Alexander Milne (January 18, 1882- January 31, 1956)


Milne with his son Christopher Robin and
Pooh Bear.

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