A Week in History: St. Valentine's Day Massacre, the Teddy Bear, and Huck Finn

The Teddy Bear is born, and the Donner Party is rescued.


A look back at the week in history.

Feb. 14, 1929 Members of Al Capone's gang, dressed as police, murder rivals in the St. Valentine's Day Massacre.

Feb. 15, 1903 A Brooklyn shop owner introduces the first teddy bear, inspired by Theodore Roosevelt.

Feb. 16, 1923 Archaeologists open the sealed chamber of King Tutankhamen's tomb.

Feb. 18, 1885 Mark Twain's Huckleberry Finn is published.

Feb. 19, 1847 Relief reaches the Donner Party after they were stranded five months in the Sierra Nevada.