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On This Day Weekend of February 14, 15, 16

On This Day in history:

FRIDAY:

1859- Oregon becomes the 33rd member of the Union.

1912- Arizona is admitted as the 48th state of the US.

1929- The "St. Valentine's Day Massacre" takes place in Chicago, IL.  Seven gangsters that were rivals of Al Capone are killed.

1980- Walter Cronkite announced his retirement from CBS Evening News.

SATURDAY:

1962- CBS buys the exclusive rights to college football games from the NCAA for $10,200,000.00.

1967- The band Chicago formed.

2002- The Britney Spears movie, "Cross Roads," opened in theaters.


SUNDAY:

1935- Sonny Bono, from the duo Sonny and Cher, is born.

1972- Ricky Nelson began his first British tour.

1988- Billy Vera received a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.

 
 
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