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2018 American evangelist Billy Graham—whose large-scale preaching missions, known as crusades, and friendship with numerous U.S. presidents brought him to international prominence—died at age 99. 1995 American businessman and adventurer Steve Fossett became the...

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2019 German fashion designer and photographer Karl Lagerfeld—the creative power behind the modern revival of Chanel, the legendary French fashion house founded by Coco Chanel in the early 20th century—died in Paris. 2016 American...

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Shimla, Feb. 2016 Egyptian scholar and statesman Boutros Boutros-Ghali—who, as UN secretary-general (1992–96), vigorously supported UN mediation in post-Cold War strife and oversaw lengthy and difficult peacekeeping operations in several war-torn countries—died at...

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2008 More than five months after his single-engine airplane went missing in Nevada, American adventurer Steve Fossett was legally declared dead; his body was recovered later in the year. 1989 Under President Mikhail Gorbachev,...

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Shimla, Feb Today Today is Valentine's Day, the feast day of St. Valentine, a priest and physician who was martyred about 270 ce in Rome, and the tradition of exchanging greetings of love...

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Shimla, Feb 2012 American rhythm-and-blues singer Whitney Houston—who emerged as a pop superstar in the 1980s, especially known for her soaring voice—died at age 48. 2011 Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak stepped down after nearly 30...

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Shimla, Feb. 10 2014 American actress and diplomat Shirley Temple—who cheered Depression-era moviegoers when she was a dimple-cheeked curly-haired child star and the top Hollywood box-office attraction from 1935 to 1939—died in California. 2005 Arthur...

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Shimla, Feb. 2002 Princess Margaret—who, as King George VI's second daughter and the younger sister of Queen Elizabeth II, struggled to balance her independent spirit with her duties as a member of Britain's...

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Shimla, Feb 2018 SpaceX's Falcon Heavy rocket had its first test flight; on board was a Tesla automobile owned by SpaceX's founder, Elon Musk. 2014 American comedian Jay Leno hosted his last episode of The...

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Shimla, Feb. 2020 After being impeached by the House of Representatives over his actions in the Ukraine scandal, Pres. Donald Trump was acquitted in the Senate. 2017 In the first overtime game in Super Bowl...