Today in History- 14th February

International Events:

1859                 Oregon became the 33rd state in the United States.

1912                 Arizona became the 48th state in the United States.

1989                 Ayatollah Khomeini of Iran issues a death threat against the author Salman Rushdie.

2005                 Former Lebanese Prime Minister Rafik Hariri killed in a car bomb explosion in Beirut.