Thursday, February 14, 2008

Today in History: February 14

  • 1869 Scottish physicist C.T.R. Wilson born; 1927 Nobel (with Arthur Compton) for the Wilson cloud chamber, for studying nuclear particles.
  • 1894 Comedian Jack Benny born; supporter of racial equality, "Well!".
  • 1989 Iranian leader Khomeini issues fatwa authorizing the murder of Salman Rushdie, for writing The Satanic Verses.
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