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February 14

  • 1949 - The Asbestos Strike began today 1949 in Canada. The strike marked the beginning of the Quiet Revolution in Quebec.
  • 1961 - Lawrencium today 1961 was first synthesized at the University of California.
  • 1989 - Union Carbide agreed today 1989 to pay $470 million to the Indian government for damages it caused in the 1984 Bhopal Disaster.
  • 2014 - The Waste Isolation Pilot Plant, or WIPP,  today 2014 near Carlsbad, New Mexico a repository licensed to permanently dispose of transuranic radioactive waste released radioactive particles contaminating worker.
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