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    • February 14, 0270 "St. Valentine died, marking Valentines Day (some sources say 269, others 273)."

    • February 14, 0842 Charles the Bald and Louis the German swear the Oaths of Strasbourg in the French and German languages.

    • February 14, 1014 Pope Benedict VIII recognizes Henry of Bavaria as King of Germany.

    • February 14, 1014 The German king Henry of Bavaria recognizes Benedict VIII as the rightful pope and is crowned at Rome February 14


    • February 14, 1076 "Pope Gregory VII excommunicates Henry IV, Holy Roman Emperor."

    • February 14, 1349 "Approximately 2,000 Jews were burned to death by mobs or forcibly removed from the city of Strasbourg."

    • February 14, 1540 "Emperor Charles V enters Ghent without resistance, executes rebels"

    • February 14, 1556 Archbishop Thomas Cranmer declared a heretic

    • February 14, 1556 Thomas Cranmer is declared a heretic.

    • February 14, 1610 "Polish king Sigismund III, Forges Dimitri #2 & Romanov family sign covenant against czar Vasili Shushki"

    • February 14, 1613 King James I's daughter Elizabeth marries Frederik

    • February 14, 1630 Dutch fleet of 69 ships reaches Pernambuco Brazil

    • February 14, 1663 Canada becomes a Royal Province of France.

    • February 14, 1670 Roman Catholic emperor Leopold I chases Jews out of Vienna

    • February 14, 1689 English parliament places Mary Stuart/Prince Willem III on the throne

    • February 14, 1711 "H„ndels opera Rinaldo, premieres"

    • February 14, 1743 Henry Pelham becomes British Prime Minister.

    • February 14, 1761 British troops occupy Fort Michilimackinac in Michigan

    • February 14, 1766 Dutch governor Falck signs Treaty of Batticaloa with rebels

    • February 14, 1778 "The Star and Stripes (U.S. flag) makes its first appearance at a foreign port, flying aboard the ship Ranger, as it arrives in France."

    • February 14, 1778 "The United States Flag was formally recognized by a foreign naval vessel for the first time, when French Admiral Toussaint-Guillaume Picquet de la Motte rendered a nine gun salute to USS Ranger, commanded by John Paul Jones."

    • February 14, 1779 James Cook was killed by Native Hawaiians near Kealakekua on the Island of Hawaii.

    • February 14, 1794 "First US textile machinery patent granted, to James Davenport, Philadelphia PA"

    • February 14, 1803 "Apple parer patented by Moses Coats, Downington PA"

    • February 14, 1803 Chief Justice John Marshall declares that any act of U.S. Congress which conflicts with the Constitution is void.

    • February 14, 1804 Karadjordje leads the First Serbian Uprising against the Ottoman Empire.

    • February 14, 1826 Lt. Colonel John By 1781-1836 of the Royal Engineers arrives in Hull to plan construction of the Rideau Canal

    • February 14, 1831 Ras Marye of Yejju marches into Tigray and defeats and kills Dejazmach Sabagadis in the Battle of Debre Abbay.

    • February 14, 1835 "The original Quorum of the Twelve Apostles, of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, is formed in Kirtland, Ohio."

    • February 14, 1843 The event that inspired the song Being for the Benefit of Mr. Kite! is held.

    • February 14, 1848 James K Polk became first President photographed in office (Matthew Brady)

    • February 14, 1849 "In New York City, James Knox Polk becomes the first serving President of the United States to have his photograph taken."

    • February 14, 1854 "Texas linked by telegraph with the rest of the United States, with the completion of a connection between New Orleans and Marshall, Texas."

    • February 14, 1859 Oregon admitted as the 33rd U.S. state.

    • February 14, 1859 Oregon becomes the 33rd state admitted to the Union.

    • February 14, 1862 "Galena, first US iron-clad warship for service at sea, launched, Connecticut"

    • February 14, 1867 Hartford Steam Boiler Inspection & Insurance Company issues first policy

    • February 14, 1876 A G Bell & Elisha Gray apply separately for telephone patents; Supreme Court eventually rules Bell rightful inventor

    • February 14, 1876 "Alexander Graham Bell applies for a patent for the telephone, as does Elisha Gray."

    • February 14, 1879 Chilean troops occupy Antofagasta

    • February 14, 1879 The War of the Pacific breaks out when Chilean armed forces occupy the Bolivian port city of Antofagasta.

    • February 14, 1886 First trainload of oranges left Los Angeles via the transcontinental railroad.

    • February 14, 1890 First New South Wales vs South Australia 1st-class cricket game

    • February 14, 1894 Venus is both a morning star & evening star

    • February 14, 1895 First performance of Oscar Wilde's last play The Importance of Being Earnest at the St James's Theatre in London.

    • February 14, 1895 "Oscar Wilde's ""The Importance of Being Earnest"" opens in London"

    • February 14, 1896 "George Lohmann takes a hat-trick vs South Africa, 8-7 for inning"

    • February 14, 1896 South Africa all out for 30 vs England - their lowest ever

    • February 14, 1899 President McKinley signs a bill making mechanical voting machines legal in the U.S.

    • February 14, 1899 Voting machines are approved by the U.S. Congress for use in federal elections.

    • February 14, 1900 Russia responds to international pressure to free Finland by tightening imperial control over the country.

    • February 14, 1900 "Second Boer War: In South Africa, 20,000 British troops invade the Orange Free State."

    • February 14, 1903 The U.S. Department of Commerce and Labor is established.

    • February 14, 1912 Arizona admitted as the 48th U.S. state.

    • February 14, 1912 "Arizona is admitted to the Union, becoming the 48th state."

    • February 14, 1912 "First US submarines with diesel engines commissioned, Groton CT"

    • February 14, 1912 "In Groton, Connecticut, the first diesel-powered submarine is commissioned."

    • February 14, 1914 High Council of Labor forms in Hague Netherlands

    • February 14, 1915 "First Canadian Division arrives in France from England, and moves into Flanders."

    • February 14, 1918 "Tarzan of the Apes, the first movie featuring Edgar Rice Burroughs' Tarzan character, is released."

    • February 14, 1918 USSR adopts New Style (Gregorian) calendar

    • February 14, 1919 The Polish-Soviet War begins.

    • February 14, 1919 United Parcel Service forms

    • February 14, 1920 The League of Women Voters is established in Chicago.

    • February 14, 1921 Canadian 5› nickel coin is authorized

    • February 14, 1921 "Little Review faces obscenity charges for publishing ""Ulysses,"" New York"

    • February 14, 1924 IBM Corporation founded by Thomas Watson

    • February 14, 1924 The International Business Machines Corporation (IBM) is founded.

    • February 14, 1925 "State of emergency crisis in Bayern ends, NSDAP re-allowed"

    • February 14, 1927 Conn Smythe takes over the Toronto St. Patricks team and renames them the Maple Leafs

    • February 14, 1929 "Seven rivals of mobster Al Capone are murdered in a Chicago garage, now remembered as the ""St. Valentine's Day Massacre."""

    • February 14, 1929 UK hist Screen debut of Mickey Mouse ? same day as St Valentine's Day massacre!

    • February 14, 1931 "Bradman scores 152 Australia vs West Indies, 154 minutes, 13 fours 2 fives"

    • February 14, 1931 Spanish government of General Damasco Berenguer falls

    • February 14, 1936 National Negro Congress organizes in Chicago

    • February 14, 1939 Victor Fleming replaces George Cukor as director of Gone With the Wind

    • February 14, 1940 British merchant vessel fleet is armed

    • February 14, 1941 "1,000,000th vehicle traverses the New York Midtown Tunnel"

    • February 14, 1941 "German Africa Corps lands in Tripoli, Libya"

    • February 14, 1942 Battle of Pasir Panjang contributes to the fall of Singapore.

    • February 14, 1942 Japanese parachutists land near oil center Palembang Sumatra

    • February 14, 1942 Rotterdam's Maas tunnel opens

    • February 14, 1943 German offensive through de Faid-pass Tunisia

    • February 14, 1943 Soviets recapture Rostov

    • February 14, 1943 "World War II: Rostov-on-Don, Russia is liberated."

    • February 14, 1944 Anti-Japanese revolt on Java

    • February 14, 1944 World War II: Anti-Japanese revolt on Java.

    • February 14, 1945 8th Air Force bombs Dresden

    • February 14, 1945 Bombing of Prague - probably due to a mistake in the orientation of the pilots bombing Dresden.

    • February 14, 1945 "Chile, Ecuador, Paraguay, and Peru join the United Nations."

    • February 14, 1945 Mostar is liberated by Yugoslav partisans.

    • February 14, 1945 "On the second day of the Bombing of Dresden in World War II the British Royal Air Force and the United States Army Air Forces begin fire-bombing Dresden, the capital of the German state of Saxony."

    • February 14, 1946 The Bank of England goes public.

    • February 14, 1946 The Bank of England is nationalized.

    • February 14, 1949 "Dutch Drees government presents plan for the building of 30,000 houses"

    • February 14, 1949 First session of Knesset opens in Jerusalem

    • February 14, 1949 The Asbestos Strike begins in Canada. The strike marks the beginning of the Quiet Revolution in Quebec.

    • February 14, 1949 The Knesset (Israeli parliament) first convenes.

    • February 14, 1950 Moroney scores cricket twin centuries for Australia at Johannesburg

    • February 14, 1950 USSR & China sign peace treaty

    • February 14, 1951 Sugar Ray Robinson defeats Jake LaMotta & takes middleweight title

    • February 14, 1952 "6th Winter Olympics games opens in Oslo, Norway"

    • February 14, 1954 "Senator John Kennedy appears on ""Meet the Press"""

    • February 14, 1956 20th Congress of CPSU opens in Moscow

    • February 14, 1956 Indonesia withdraws from Netherlands Indonesian Union

    • February 14, 1956 Khrushchev denounces Stalin at USSR Communist Party Conference

    • February 14, 1956 "The XX Congress of the Communist Party of the Soviet Union starts in Moscow. On the last night of the meeting, Premier Nikita Khruschev condemns Josef Stalin's crimes in a secret speech."

    • February 14, 1957 Georgia Senate unanimously approves Senator Leon Butts' bill barring blacks from playing baseball with whites

    • February 14, 1958 Arab Federation of Iraq & Jordan forms

    • February 14, 1959 $3.6 million heroin seizure in New York NY

    • February 14, 1960 Marshal Ayub Khan elected President of Pakistan

    • February 14, 1961 "Discovery of the chemical elements: Element 103, Lawrencium, is first synthesized at the University of California."

    • February 14, 1961 "Element 103, Lawrencium, first produced in Berkeley CA"

    • February 14, 1962 First Lady Jacqueline Kennedy takes television viewers on a tour of the White House.

    • February 14, 1962 Lady Jacqueline Kennedy conducts White House tour on TV

    • February 14, 1963 US launches communications satellite Syncom 1

    • February 14, 1966 Australia introduces first decimal currency postage stamps

    • February 14, 1966 Australian currency is decimalised.

    • February 14, 1967 "Aretha Franklin records ""Respect"""

    • February 14, 1967 Latin American nuclear free zone proposal drawn up

    • February 14, 1968 Number one hit on UK music charts - Manfred Mann - The Mighty Quinn

    • February 14, 1968 Pennsylvania Railroad/NYC Central merge into Pennsylvania Central

    • February 14, 1971 "Movie ""Ben Hur"" first shown on television"

    • February 14, 1971 Richard Nixon installs secret taping system in White House

    • February 14, 1972 "John & Yoko co-host ""Mike Douglas Show"" for entire week"

    • February 14, 1972 Luna 20 (Russia) launched to orbit & soft landing on Moon

    • February 14, 1975 Bomb explodes at annex of Amsterdam metro station

    • February 14, 1976 Number one hit on UK music charts - Slik - Forever And Ever

    • February 14, 1977 The Unity Bank of Canada and Provincial Bank of Canada merge

    • February 14, 1978 "First ""micro on a chip"" patented by Texas Instruments"

    • February 14, 1979 "In Kabul, Muslims kidnap the American ambassador to Afghanistan, Adolph Dubs who is later killed during a gunfight between his kidnappers and police."

    • February 14, 1980 """West Side Story"" opens at Minskoff Theater NYC for 341 performances"

    • February 14, 1980 13th Winter Olympics games open in Lake Placid NY

    • February 14, 1980 US launches Solar Maximum Mission Observatory to study solar flares

    • February 14, 1980 Walter Cronkite announces his retirement from the CBS Evening News.

    • February 14, 1981 Stardust Disaster. A fire in a Dublin nightclub kills 48 people

    • February 14, 1983 "United American Bank of Knoxville, Tennessee collapses. Its president, Jake Butcher is later convicted of fraud."

    • February 14, 1984 Singer Elton John marries Renate Blauel in Sydney Australia

    • February 14, 1985 Hostage CNN reporter Jeremy Levin is released in Beirut

    • February 14, 1988 Alfredo Stroessner re-elected President of Paraguay

    • February 14, 1988 General hospital star Jackie Zeman marries Glenn Gorden

    • February 14, 1989 African National Congress (ANC) opens office in Amsterdam

    • February 14, 1989 "Iranian leader Ruhollah Khomeini issues a fatwa encouraging Muslims to kill the author of The Satanic Verses, Salman Rushdie."

    • February 14, 1989 "Iran's Ayatollah Ruhollah Khomeini offers $1 million-$3 million bounty on Salman Rushdie's death due to his novel, ""Satanic Verses"""

    • February 14, 1989 Robin Givens is granted a divorce from Mike Tyson in Dominican Republic

    • February 14, 1989 The first of 24 satellites of the Global Positioning System is placed into orbit.

    • February 14, 1989 Union Carbide agrees to pay $470 million damages for Bhopol disaster

    • February 14, 1989 World's first satellite Skyphone opens

    • February 14, 1990 "92 people are killed aboarad Indian Airlines Flight 605 at Bangalore, India."

    • February 14, 1990 "An Indian Airlines jetliner crashes while landing in southern India, killing 94 passengers and crew."

    • February 14, 1990 "Perrier recalls 160 million bottles of sparkling water after traces of benzene, a carcinogen, are found in some"

    • February 14, 1990 Space probe Voyager 1 takes photograph of entire solar system

    • February 14, 1991 Air raid shelter at Baghdad bombed killing 300

    • February 14, 1992 Cease fire in Somalia begins

    • February 14, 1993 "Fire in Linxi department store in Tangshan China, kills 79"

    • February 14, 1994 "Andrei Chikatilo, a Russian serial killer was executed by shooting."

    • February 14, 1994 Grateful Dead's Jerry Garcia (51) weds Deborah Koons

    • February 14, 1995 Roseanne weds bodyguard Ben Thomas

    • February 14, 1996 "China launches a Long March 3 rocket, carrying the Intelsat 708 satellite. The rocket flew off course 3 seconds after liftoff and crashed into a rural village."

    • February 14, 1997 "Abitibi-Price and Stone-Consolidated announce a $2.3 billion merger, creating the world's largest newsprint maker"

    • February 14, 1998 Authorities in the United States announce that Eric Robert Rudolph is a suspect in an Alabama abortion clinic bombing.

    • February 14, 1999 "John Ehrlichman, presidential advisor during the Nixon administration and imprisoned for his role in the Watergate scandal, dies in Atlanta, at age 73."

    • February 14, 1999 "Quebec Railway Corporation takes over the former CN Mont Joli and Matane subdivisions linking Matane to Riviere du Loup, QC. The Matane sub. was the former Canada and Gulf Terminal Railway."

    • February 14, 2000 "The spacecraft NEAR Shoemaker enters orbit around asteroid 433 Eros, the first spacecraft to orbit an asteroid."

    • February 14, 2000 "Tornadoes rip through southwestern Georgia just after midnight, killing 19 people and injuring more than 100 others."

    • February 14, 2002 "The Tullaghmurray Lass sinks off the coast of Kilkeel, County Down, Northern Ireland killing three members of the same family on board."

    • February 14, 2004 "In a suburb of Moscow, Russia, the roof of the Transvaal water park collapses, killing more than 25 people, and wounding more than 100 others."

    • February 14, 2005 "Lebanon's former Prime Minister, Rafik Hariri, is assassinated, prompting the Cedar Revolution (Intifada of Independence)."

    • February 14, 2005 "Seven people were killed and 151 wounded in a series of bombings by suspected Al-Qaeda-linked militants that hit the Philippines' Makati financial district in Metro Manila, Davao City, and General Santos City."







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