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Aretha Franklin records ‘Respect’ – Chicago Tribune


Today is Wednesday, February 14, the 45th day of 2024. There are 321 days left in the year. This is Valentine’s Day.

Today’s Highlight in History:

On February 14, 1967, Aretha Franklin recorded a cover of Otis Redding’s song “Respect” at Atlantic Records in New York.

On this date:

In 1876, inventors Alexander Graham Bell and Elisha Gray separately applied for patents related to the telephone. (The U.S. Supreme Court eventually ruled that Bell was the true inventor.)

In 1912, Arizona became the 48th state of the Union when President William Howard Taft signed a proclamation.

In 1913, labor leader Jimmy Hoffa was born in Brazil, Ind.; college football coach Woody Hayes was born in Clifton, Ohio; sports broadcaster Mel Allen was born in Birmingham, Ala.

In 1924, the Computing-Tabulating-Recording Co. of New York was officially named International Business Machines Corp. or changed to IBM.

In 1929, “St. Valentine’s Day Massacre” took place in a Chicago garage when seven rivals of Al Capone’s gang were shot to death.


In 1984, 6-year-old Stormie Jones became the world’s first heart-liver transplant recipient when the surgery was performed at Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh.

In 1989, Iran’s Ayatollah Khomeini called on Muslims to kill Salman Rushdie, author of “The Satanic Verses,” which was condemned as blasphemy.

In 2012, 361 prisoners died in a fire at a farm prison in Honduras.

In 2013, double-amputee Olympic sprinter Oscar Pistorius shot and killed his girlfriend, Reeva Steenkamp, ​​at her home in Pretoria, South Africa; He was later convicted of murder and served nearly nine years of a 13-year, five-month sentence before being released from prison in January 2024.

In 2017, Pedro Hernandez, a former department store clerk, was convicted of murder in New York in one of the nation’s most haunting missing children cases, nearly 38 years after the disappearance of 6-year-old Etan Patz (AY’-tahn payts). on the way to the school bus stop.

In 2018, a gunman identified as a former student was shot in Fort Lauderdale, Fla. He opened fire with a semi-automatic rifle at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School near Newtown, Connecticut, killing 17 people in the nation’s deadliest school shooting since the attack in Newtown, Connecticut. less than five years ago. (Nikolas Cruz pleaded guilty to murder in October 2021 and was sentenced to life in prison without the possibility of parole in November 2022.)

Today’s birthdays: Former New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg is 82 years old. Jazz musician Maceo Parker is 81 years old. Journalist Carl Bernstein is 80 years old. Former Sen. Judd Gregg, RN.H., 77. Television personality Pat O’Brien is 76. Magician Teller (Penn and Teller) is 76 years old. Cajun singer-musician Michael Doucet (doo-SAY’) (Beausoleil) is 73 years old. Actor Ken Wahl is 67. Opera singer Renee Fleming is 65. Actor Meg Tilly is 64. Celebrity Jim Kelly is 64, Singer-producer Dwayne Wiggins is 63, Actor Sakina Jaffrey is 62, Actor Enrico Colantoni is 61, Actor Zach Galligan is 60, Former tennis player Manuela Maleeva is 57, Actor Simon Pegg is 54, Rock musician Kevin Baldes (Lit) is 52. Rock singer Rob Thomas (Matchbox Twenty) 52. Former NFL quarterback Drew Bledsoe 52. Actor Danai Gurira 46. Actor Matt Barr 40. Actor Stephanie Leonidas 40. Actor Jake Lacy 38. Actor Tiffany Thornton 38, Actor Brett Dier 34, Actor Freddie Highmore 32 years old.


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