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Today is Valentine's Day, Ferris Wheel Day, National Organ Donor Day, National Crème Filled Chocolates Day, National Donor Day, National Have A Heart Day, Pet Theft Awareness Day, Quirky Alone Day and World Marriage Day

-- On this date in 1918, the first Tarzan movie was released

-- On this date in 1929, the St. Valentine's Day Massacre took place in a Chicago garage as seven of Al Capone's rivals were gunned down

-- On this date in 1980, CBS announced that Dan Rather would replace Walter Cronkite as lead anchor of the "CBS Evening News"

-- On this date in 1984, Elton John married Renata Blauel.

-- On this date in 1989, Ayatollah Khomeini ordered the execution of British author Salman Rushdie after the publication of his novel, "Satanic Verses."

-- On this date in 1995, Tupac Shakur was sentenced to one-and-a-half to four-and-a-half years in prison on a sexual abuse charge. He was later released on appeal

-- On this date in 1996, Prince married his backup dancer, Mayte Jannell Garcia

-- On this date in 1999, Elton John appeared as himself in a special episode of The Simpsons

-- On this date in 2003, Dolly the Sheep, the first cloned mammal, was euthanized because of incurable lung cancer

-- On this date in 2005, Wikipedia claims YouTube was launched

-- On this date in 2006, Dick Cheney's shooting victim, Harry Whittington, had a heart attack because some birdshot lodged in his heart. His irregular heartbeat was caused by a pellet and forced him to stay in the hospital for a week.

-- On this date in 2007, a Florida judge ruled that Anna Nicole Smith's dead body be held for DNA testing in order to determine, who the father of her baby was.

-- On this date in 2008, a gunman walked into a lecture hall at NorthernIllinoisUniversity and began firing. 17 people were injured including three, who were critically wounded.

-- On this date in 2013, "Jeopardy!" began airing the first of three episodes pitting Brad Rutter and Ken Jennings against an IBM computer named "Watson"