Today in History for February 14th

Highlights of this day in history: The St. Valentine's Day Massacre; Iran's Ayatollah Khomeini calls on Muslims to kill author Salman Rushdie; Slobodan Milosevic begins his defense against war crimes charges; Dolly the cloned sheep dies. (Feb. 14)

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ROSS SIMPSON: February 14, 1929. The St. Valentine's Day Massacre takes place in Chicago. That's where seven rivals of gangster Al Capone are gunned down in a garage during Prohibition.

1989. Iran's leader, the Ayatollah Khamenei, calls on Muslims to kill author Salman Rushdie. Khamenei declares Rushdie's novel, "The Satanic Verses," as blasphemous toward Islam.


- The first and greatest crime was the aggression itself.

ROSS SIMPSON: Acting as his own lawyer, former Yugoslav president Slobodan Milosevic launches his defense against war crimes charges. Milosevic's case before an international tribunal in the Netherlands faces many delays because of his poor health. More than four years later, Milosevic dies in custody while still on trial.

And 2003. Dolly the sheep, the first mammal cloned from an adult cell, is put to death at six years old. The sheep meets her end after premature aging and disease mar her short existence.

Today in history-- February 14. Ross Simpson, The Associated Press.