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Chicago Mayor Anton J. Cermak was killed in an assassination attempt on President-elect Franklin D. Roosevelt – Chicago Tribune


Today is Thursday, February 15th, the 46th day of 2024. There are 320 days left in the year.

Today’s Highlight in History:

Franklin D. Roosevelt, who was elected President on February 15, 1933, survived an assassination attempt in Miami, leaving him mortally wounded. Chicago Mayor Anton J. Cermak; gunman Giuseppe Zangara was executed more than four weeks later.

On this date:

In 1764, today’s St. The place of Louis was founded by Pierre Laclede and Auguste Chouteau.

In 1879, President Rutherford B. Hayes signed a bill allowing women lawyers to litigate cases before the Supreme Court.

In 1898, the US battleship Maine mysteriously blew up in Havana Harbor, killing more than 260 crew members and bringing the US closer to war with Spain.

In 1944, Allied bombers destroyed the monastery atop Monte Cassino in Italy.

In 1950, Walt Disney’s animated film Cinderella premiered in Boston.

In 1961, 73 people, including the 18-person US figure skating team going to the World Championships in Czechoslovakia, died in the crash of a Boeing 707 belonging to Sabena Airlines in Belgium.

Singer Nat King Cole, who sold more than 50 million records, including major hits such as “Mona Lisa” and “Route 66” despite being exposed to extreme racism during his short career, died in Santa Monica, California, in 1965. He was 45 years old.

Formed in 1967 by Chicago rock band Walter Parazaider, Terry Kath, Danny Seraphine, Lee Loughnane, James Pankow and Robert Lamm; The band initially called itself The Big Thing, then Chicago Transit Authority.

In 1989, the Soviet Union announced that its last troops had left Afghanistan after more than nine years of military intervention.

In 1992, a Milwaukee jury found that Jeffrey Dahmer was sane when he killed and mutilated 15 men and boys. (The verdict meant that Dahmer, who had already admitted to the murders, would receive a mandatory life sentence for each crime; Dahmer was beaten to death in prison in 1994.)

In 2003, millions of protesters around the world demonstrated against the possibility of a US attack on Iraq.

In 2005, defrocked priest Paul Shanley was sentenced to 12 to 15 years in prison in Boston on child rape charges.

In 2013, a meteor flashed across Russia’s western Siberian skies with a blinding flash and a powerful shock wave, blowing out windows and injuring more than 1,000 people.

The final bodies of the 17 victims of a 2018 school shooting in Florida were removed from the building after authorities examined the scene; The 13 injured survivors were still hospitalized. In response to the attack, President Donald Trump vowed to “tackle the difficult issue of mental health” in his address to the nation but avoided mentioning guns. Nikolas Cruz, the suspect in the shooting, was ordered held without bail during a brief hearing.

In 2021, salsa music idol Johnny Pacheco died at the age of 85 in New York, where he was hospitalized with pneumonia.

Families of the nine victims of the 2022 Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting have agreed to a $73 million settlement in a lawsuit against the maker of the rifle used to kill 20 first-graders and six educators in 2012.

Raquel Welch, whose emergence from the sea in a short, furry bikini in the movie “One Million Years B.C.” would catapult her to international sex symbol status throughout the 1960s and 70s, died in 2023 at the age of 82.

Today’s birthdays: Actor Claire Bloom 93. Author Susan Brownmiller 89. Songwriter Brian Holland 83. Rock musician Mick Avory (The Kinks) 80. Jazz musician Henry Threadgill 80. Actor-model Marisa Berenson 77. Actor Jane Seymour Singer Melissa Manchester 73 , Actor Lynn Whitfield is 71, “Simpsons” creator Matt Groening is 70, Model Janice Dickinson is 69, Actor Christopher McDonald is 69, Reggae singer Ali Campbell is 65, Actor Joseph R. Gannascoli is 65. Musician Mikey Craig (Culture Club) is 64 years old. College and Pro Football Hall of Fame member Darrell Green is 64 years old. Actor-comedian Steven Michael Quezada 61. Actor Michael Easton 57. Latin singer Gloria Trevi 56. Rock musician Stevie Benton ( Drowning Pool) 53. Actor Alex Borstein 53. Actor Renee O’Connor 53. Actor Sarah Wynter 51. Olympic gold medal swimmer Amy Van Dyken-Rouen is 51. Actor-director Miranda July is 50. Rock singer Brandon Boyd (Incubus) is 48. Rock musician Ronnie Vannucci (The Killers) is 48 years old.


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