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This day in history

Saturday, Feb. 16, is the 47th day of 2013. There are 318 days left in the year.

Today’s birthdays: Actor LeVar Burton is 56. Actor-rapper Ice-T is 55. International Tennis Hall of Famer John McEnroe is 54. Rapper Lupe Fiasco is 31. Actress Elizabeth Olsen is 24.

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In 1868, the Benevolent and Protective Order of Elks was organized in New York City.

In 1923, the burial chamber of King Tutankhamen’s unearthed tomb was unsealed in Egypt by English archaeologist Howard Carter.

In 1937, Dr. Wallace H. Carothers, a research chemist for Du Pont who’d invented nylon, received a patent for the synthetic fiber.

In 1945, US troops landed on the Philippine island of Corregidor in the during World War II.

In 1959, Fidel Castro became premier of Cuba following the overthrow of Fulgencio Batista.

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In 1968, the nation’s first 911 emergency telephone system was inaugurated in Alabama.

In 1987, John Demjanjuk went on trial in Jerusalem, accused of being ‘‘Ivan the Terrible,’’ a guard at the Treblinka Nazi concentration camp. (Demjanjuk was convicted, but the conviction was overturned by the Israeli Supreme Court.)

In 1988, seven people were shot to death during an office rampage in Sunnyvale, Calif., by a man who was obsessed with a co-worker, who was wounded in the attack. (The gunman, Richard Farley, is under sentence of death.)

In 2012, A federal judge in Detroit ordered life in prison for Umar Farouk Abdulmutallab, a young Nigerian man who’d tried to blow up a packed Northwest jetliner with a bomb concealed in his underwear.

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