14th February

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1997 Stephen Lawrence's inquest verdict is 'unlawful killing' Jurors at the inquest into the death of Stephen Lawrence have decided the black teenager was unlawfully killed 'in a completely unprovoked racist attack by five white youths'.
1993 James Bulger's body found Police confirm a body found on a railway embankment in Merseyside is that of missing toddler James Bulger.
1989 Ayatollah Khomeini calls for the death of Salman Rushdie Iranian leader Ayatollah Khomeini calls for the death of Salman Rushdie as punishment for novel 'The Satanic Verses' which are seen as blasphemy. A reward of $1 million dollars is offered
1984 Torville and Dean take gold Jayne Torville and Christopher Dean take gold at the winter Olympics in Sarajevo in their free dance performance of Maurice Ravel's Bolero.
1974 Alexander Solzhenitsyn charged with treason Soviet authorities formally charge Russian writer Alexander Solzhenitsyn with treason a day after forcing him to leave the USSR.
1945 World War 2 - Dresden bombed by British and US British and US bombers pound the ancient German city of Dresden with high explosives and incendiaries
1929 Al Capone - St Valentine's Day massacre Seven rivals of Al Capone's gang were gunned down in a Chicago garage
1912 Arizona Arizona becomes the 48th US state.
1901 English Royalty King Edward VII and Queen Alexandra drive in state coach from Buckingham Palace to Parliament where the King formally opens the first parliament of his reign
1895 Oscar Wilde - The Importance of being Earnest Oscar Wilde's final play, "The Importance of Being Earnest" opens in London.
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On This Day - 14th February