1946 - The Bank of England is nationalized
1920 - The League of Women Voters is founded in Chicago, Illinois
1899 - Voting machine is approved by Congress for federal elections
1895 - Oscar Wilde's final play, "The Importance of Being Earnest," opens in London.
1778 - The Star and Stripes (U.S. flag) makes its first appearance at a foreign port, flying aboard the ship Ranger, as it arrives in France.
This Day In Business
1876 - Alexander Graham Bell applies for a patent for the telephone.
1962 - 3 of 4 Americans watch First Lady Jacqueline Kennedy's tour of the White House on TV.
1859 - Oregon becomes the 33rd State in 1859; Arizona becomes the 48th in 1912.
1990 - Michael Jordan is Forced to Wear Jersey Number 12
February 14th Holiday
Valentine's Day - International celebration of love and affection between couples.
Today's Birthday Trivia
She was awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom by Gerald Ford on January 10, 1977 for transforming the American landscape. Who is she?
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