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 This day in History - February 14
419 Historic Events for February 14
1939

Victor Fleming replaces George Cukor as director of Gone With the Wind

Event
1939

Michael Rudman, English theater director/producer (Donkeys' Years)

Birth
1940

British merchant vessel fleet is armed

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1940

Porpoise, 1st born in captivity in US (Marineland, Fla)

Birth
1941

German Africa Corps lands in Tripoli, Libya

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1941

Paul Tsongas, (Sen-D-Mass)

Birth
1941

John Butterfill, MP

Birth
1941

Cebrie Park in the Bronx renamed Halsey Street

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1941

Carson McCuller's "Reflections in a Golden Eye" published

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1941

1,000,000th vehicle traverses the NY Midtown Tunnel

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1942

Rotterdam's Maas tunnel opens

Event
1942

Margaret Wright, chief commissioner (Guide Assn)

Birth
1942

Japanese parachutists land near oil center Palembang Sumatra

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1943

Robert J Murphy Jr, Brooklyn NY, PGA golfer (1968 Phila Classic)

Birth
1943

Ischa Meijer, journalist/critic/actor (Boezemvriend)

Birth
1943

Eric Anderson, Pittsburgh Pa, vocalist (Avalanche, Be True to You)

Birth
1943

Maceo Parker, US tenor saxophonist (King's One, Mo' Roots)

Birth
1943

German offensive through de Faid-pass Tunisia

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1943

Soviets recapture Rostov

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1943

Frieda Reiss, French 11 month old baby, murdered in Auschwitz

Death
1943

David Hilbert, German mathematician (Hilbert Space), dies at 81

Death
1944

Carl Wick publishes "Salmon Trolling for Commercial and Sport Fishing

Event
1944

Alan Parker, English actor (Bugsy Malone, Evita)

Birth
1944

Bruce Summerhays, St Louis MO, PGA golfer (Provo Open-1966, 91 93)

Birth
1944

Carl Bernstein, Washington Post investigative reporter (Watergate)

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