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February 14th, 2008 (February 14 2008)EventNorthern Illinois University shooting: a gunman opened fire in a lecture hall of the DeKalb County, Illinois university resulting in 24 casualties; 6 fatalities (including gunman) and 18 injured.
February 14th, 2007 (February 14 2007)DeathGareth Morris, British flautist (born in 1920)
February 14th, 2007 (February 14 2007)DeathRyan Larkin, Canadian animated film maker. (born in 1943)
February 14th, 2006 (February 14 2006)DeathShoshana Damari, Israeli singer and actress (born in 1923)
February 14th, 2006 (February 14 2006)DeathLynden David Hall, British singer (born in 1974)
February 14th, 2006 (February 14 2006)DeathDarry Cowl, French musician and actor (born in 1925)
February 14th, 2005 (February 14 2005)EventLebanon s former Prime Minister, Rafik Hariri, is assassinated, prompting the country to fall into chaos.
February 14th, 2005 (February 14 2005)EventSeven people are 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.
February 14th, 2005 (February 14 2005)DeathNajai Turpin, American boxer
February 14th, 2005 (February 14 2005)DeathRafik Hariri, Lebanese politician and billionaire businessman (born in 1944)
February 14th, 2004 (February 14 2004)EventIn 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 14th, 2004 (February 14 2004)DeathMarco Pantani, Italian cyclist (born in 1970)
February 14th, 2003 (February 14 2003)DeathDolly, first cloned mammal (born in 1996)
February 14th, 2003 (February 14 2003)DeathJohnny Longden, English jockey (born in 1907)
February 14th, 2002 (February 14 2002)EventThe Tullaghmurray Lass sinks off the coast of Kilkeel, County Down, Northern Ireland killing three members of the same family on board.
February 14th, 2002 (February 14 2002)DeathNandor Hidegkuti, Hungarian footballer (born in 1922)
February 14th, 2000 (February 14 2000)EventThe spacecraft NEAR Shoemaker enters orbit around asteroid 433 Eros, the first spacecraft to orbit an asteroid.
February 14th, 1999 (February 14 1999)DeathJohn Ehrlichman, American presidential advisor (born in 1925)
February 14th, 1999 (February 14 1999)DeathBuddy Knox, American singer and songwriter (born in 1933)
February 14th, 1998 (February 14 1998)EventAuthorities in the United States announce that Eric Robert Rudolph is a suspect in an Alabama abortion clinic bombing.
February 14th, 1996 (February 14 1996)EventChina launches a Long March 3 rocket, carrying the Intelsat 708 satellite. The rocket flies off course 3 seconds after liftoff and crashes into a rural village. The Rock Quotes
February 14th, 1996 (February 14 1996)DeathBob Paisley, English football manager (born in 1919)Bob Paisley Quotes
February 14th, 1995 (February 14 1995)DeathU Nu, Burmese politician (born in 1907)
February 14th, 1995 (February 14 1995)DeathMichael V. Gazzo, American actor (born in 1923)
February 14th, 1994 (February 14 1994)EventAndrei Chikatilo, a Russian serial killer is executed by shooting.
February 14th, 1994 (February 14 1994)BirthPaul Butcher, American actor
February 14th, 1994 (February 14 1994)DeathAndrei Chikatilo, Russian serial killer (executed) (born in 1936)
February 14th, 1992 (February 14 1992)BirthFreddie Highmore, English actor
February 14th, 1990 (February 14 1990)Event92 people are killed aboard Indian Airlines Flight 605 at Bangalore, India.
February 14th, 1990 (February 14 1990)DeathTony Holiday, German singer
February 14th, 1989 (February 14 1989)EventUnion Carbide agrees to pay $470 million to the Indian government for damages it caused in the 1984 Bhopal Disaster.
February 14th, 1989 (February 14 1989)EventIranian leader Ruhollah Khomeini issues a fatwa encouraging Muslims to kill the author of The Satanic Verses, Salman Rushdie.Ruhollah Khomeini Quotes
February 14th, 1989 (February 14 1989)EventThe first of 24 satellites of the Global Positioning System are placed into orbit.
February 14th, 1989 (February 14 1989)DeathJames Bond, American ornithologist (born in 1900)
February 14th, 1988 (February 14 1988)BirthAngel Di Maria, Argentine footballer
February 14th, 1988 (February 14 1988)BirthAsia Nitollano, American dancer, Pussycat Dolls Present: The Search for the Next Doll winner
February 14th, 1988 (February 14 1988)BirthEliska Sursova, American actress
February 14th, 1988 (February 14 1988)DeathFrederick Loewe, Austrian-American composer (born in 1901)
February 14th, 1987 (February 14 1987)BirthJoseph Pichler, American actor
February 14th, 1987 (February 14 1987)BirthJulia Savicheva, Russian singer
February 14th, 1987 (February 14 1987)BirthDavid Wheater, English footballer
February 14th, 1987 (February 14 1987)DeathDmitri Borisovich Kabalevsky, Russian composer (born in 1904)
February 14th, 1987 (February 14 1987)DeathKarolos Koun, Greek theater director (born in 1908)
February 14th, 1986 (February 14 1986)BirthMichael Ammermuller, German racing driver
February 14th, 1986 (February 14 1986)BirthRoxanne Guinoo, Filipina actress
February 14th, 1986 (February 14 1986)BirthAschwin Wildeboer, Spanish swimmer
February 14th, 1985 (February 14 1985)BirthKarima Adebibe, Moroccan-English actress and model
February 14th, 1985 (February 14 1985)BirthTyler Clippard, American baseball player
February 14th, 1985 (February 14 1985)BirthHeart Evangelista, Filipina singer, TV and movie actress
February 14th, 1985 (February 14 1985)BirthNatsume Sano, Japanese gravure idol
February 14th, 1985 (February 14 1985)BirthPhilippe Senderos, Swiss footballer
February 14th, 1985 (February 14 1985)BirthMiki Yeung, Hong Kong singer and actress
February 14th, 1984 (February 14 1984)BirthHamed Namouchi, Tunisian footballer
February 14th, 1983 (February 14 1983)EventUnited American Bank of Knoxville, Tennessee collapses. Its president, Jake Butcher is later convicted of fraud.
February 14th, 1983 (February 14 1983)BirthBacary Sagna, French footballer
February 14th, 1983 (February 14 1983)BirthRhydian Roberts, Welsh Singer, X factor Runner Up
February 14th, 1983 (February 14 1983)DeathLina Radke, German athlete (born in 1903)
February 14th, 1982 (February 14 1982)BirthMarian Gaborik, Slovak hockey player
February 14th, 1981 (February 14 1981)EventStardust Disaster: A fire in a Dublin nightclub kills 48 people
February 14th, 1980 (February 14 1980)BirthFatima Leyva, Mexican footballer
February 14th, 1980 (February 14 1980)BirthMichelle Ye, Hong Kong actress
February 14th, 1980 (February 14 1980)BirthJosh Senter, American screenwriter
February 14th, 1980 (February 14 1980)DeathLuitkonwar Rudra Baruah, Assamese composer and actor
February 14th, 1979 (February 14 1979)EventIn Kabul, Muslims kidnap the American ambassador to Afghanistan, Adolph Dubs who is later killed during a gunfight between his kidnappers and police.
February 14th, 1979 (February 14 1979)BirthPablo Pallante, Uruguayan footballer
February 14th, 1979 (February 14 1979)DeathAdolph Dubs, American diplomat (born in 1920)
February 14th, 1978 (February 14 1978)BirthDean Gaffney, British actor
February 14th, 1978 (February 14 1978)BirthRichard Hamilton, American basketball player
February 14th, 1978 (February 14 1978)BirthDarius Songaila, basketball player
February 14th, 1978 (February 14 1978)BirthDwele, American R&B/Soul singer
February 14th, 1977 (February 14 1977)BirthDarren Bennett, a Professional Latin Ballroom Dancer
February 14th, 1977 (February 14 1977)BirthCadel Evans, Australian cyclist Evans Quotes
February 14th, 1977 (February 14 1977)BirthDarren Purse, English footballer
February 14th, 1977 (February 14 1977)BirthElmer Symons, South African motorcycle racer (died in 2007)
February 14th, 1976 (February 14 1976)BirthLiv Kristine, Norwegian singer (Leaves Eyes)
February 14th, 1975 (February 14 1975)BirthScott Owen, Australian musician (The Living End)
February 14th, 1975 (February 14 1975)BirthYul Kwon, American Survivor contestant
February 14th, 1975 (February 14 1975)DeathJulian Huxley, British biologist (born in 1887)Julian Huxley Quotes
February 14th, 1975 (February 14 1975)DeathP. G. Wodehouse, English writer (born in 1881)P. G. Wodehouse Quotes
February 14th, 1974 (February 14 1974)BirthFilippa Giordano, Italian singer
February 14th, 1974 (February 14 1974)BirthPhilippe Leonard, Belgian footballer
February 14th, 1974 (February 14 1974)DeathStewie Dempster, New Zealand cricketer (born in 1903)
February 14th, 1973 (February 14 1973)BirthSteve McNair, American football playerSteve McNair Quotes
February 14th, 1972 (February 14 1972)BirthDrew Bledsoe, American football player
February 14th, 1972 (February 14 1972)BirthBig Daddy V, American professional wrestler
February 14th, 1972 (February 14 1972)BirthHiroshi, Japanese comedian
February 14th, 1972 (February 14 1972)BirthNajwa Nimri, Spanish actress
February 14th, 1972 (February 14 1972)BirthRob Thomas, American musician (Matchbox Twenty)
February 14th, 1971 (February 14 1971)BirthKris Aquino, Filipino Actress and TV Host
February 14th, 1971 (February 14 1971)BirthNoriko Sakai, Japanese singer
February 14th, 1971 (February 14 1971)BirthTommy Dreamer, American professional wrestler
February 14th, 1970 (February 14 1970)BirthGiuseppe Guerini, Italian cyclist
February 14th, 1970 (February 14 1970)BirthSimon Pegg, British comedian and actor
February 14th, 1970 (February 14 1970)DeathHerbert Strudwick, English cricketer (born in 1880).
February 14th, 1969 (February 14 1969)BirthAdriana Behar, Brazilian beach volleyball player
February 14th, 1969 (February 14 1969)BirthHarry Colon, American football player
February 14th, 1969 (February 14 1969)DeathVito Genovese, American gangster (born in 1897)
February 14th, 1968 (February 14 1968)BirthJules Asner, American television personality
February 14th, 1967 (February 14 1967)BirthManuela Maleeva, Bulgarian tennis player
February 14th, 1967 (February 14 1967)BirthStelios Haji-Ioannou, British entrepreneur
February 14th, 1967 (February 14 1967)DeathSig Ruman, German-American actor (born in 1884)
February 14th, 1966 (February 14 1966)EventAustralian currency is decimalised.
February 14th, 1966 (February 14 1966)BirthPetr Svoboda, National Hockey League player
February 14th, 1964 (February 14 1964)BirthGianni Bugno, Italian cyclist
February 14th, 1964 (February 14 1964)BirthZach Galligan, American actor
February 14th, 1963 (February 14 1963)BirthEnrico Colantoni, Canadian actor
February 14th, 1962 (February 14 1962)EventFirst Lady Jacqueline Kennedy takes television viewers on a tour of the White House.
February 14th, 1962 (February 14 1962)BirthKevyn Aucoin, American cosmetologist (died in 2002)
February 14th, 1962 (February 14 1962)BirthMichael Higgs, English actor
February 14th, 1962 (February 14 1962)BirthPhilippe Sella, French rugby player
February 14th, 1962 (February 14 1962)BirthSakina Jaffrey, Indian actress Saki Quotes
February 14th, 1961 (February 14 1961)EventDiscovery of the chemical elements: Element 103, Lawrencium, is first synthesized at the University of California.
February 14th, 1961 (February 14 1961)BirthPhillip Hamilton, American author
February 14th, 1961 (February 14 1961)BirthLatifa, Tunisian singer
February 14th, 1960 (February 14 1960)BirthJim Kelly, American football player
February 14th, 1960 (February 14 1960)BirthMeg Tilly, Canadian actress
February 14th, 1959 (February 14 1959)BirthRenee Fleming, American soprano
February 14th, 1959 (February 14 1959)DeathBaby Dodds, American jazz drummer (born in 1898)
February 14th, 1958 (February 14 1958)BirthEnrique Mansilla, Argentine racing driver
February 14th, 1958 (February 14 1958)BirthGrant Thomas, Australian rules footballer
February 14th, 1958 (February 14 1958)DeathAbdul Rab Nishtar, veteran leader of Pakistan Movement, (born in 1899)
February 14th, 1957 (February 14 1957)BirthAlan Hunter, one of the original MTV VJs
February 14th, 1957 (February 14 1957)BirthSoile Isokoski, Finnish soprano
February 14th, 1956 (February 14 1956)EventThe XX Congress of the Communist Party of the Soviet Union begins in Moscow. On the last night of the meeting, Premier Nikita Khrushchev condemns Joseph Stalin s crimes in a secret speech.Nikita Khrushchev Quotes
February 14th, 1955 (February 14 1955)BirthRonald Desruelles, Belgian athlete
February 14th, 1955 (February 14 1955)BirthJames Eckhouse, American actor
February 14th, 1955 (February 14 1955)BirthRip Rogers, American professional wrestler
February 14th, 1952 (February 14 1952)BirthNancy Keenan, current NARAL president
February 14th, 1952 (February 14 1952)DeathMaurice De Waele, Belgian cyclist (born in 1896)
February 14th, 1951 (February 14 1951)BirthKevin Keegan, English footballer
February 14th, 1951 (February 14 1951)BirthJoJo Starbuck, American ice skater
February 14th, 1950 (February 14 1950)BirthRoger Fisher, American musician (Heart)
February 14th, 1950 (February 14 1950)DeathKarl Guthe Jansky, American Discoverer of cosmic radio waves (born in 1905)
February 14th, 1949 (February 14 1949)EventThe Knesset (Israeli parliament) convenes for the first time.
February 14th, 1949 (February 14 1949)EventThe Asbestos Strike begins in Canada. The strike marks the beginning of the Quiet Revolution in Quebec.
February 14th, 1949 (February 14 1949)DeathYusuf Salman Yusuf, Iraqi-Assyrian communist leader (born in 1901)
February 14th, 1948 (February 14 1948)BirthPat O Brien, American sportscaster and television host
February 14th, 1948 (February 14 1948)BirthTeller, American magician (Penn and Teller)
February 14th, 1948 (February 14 1948)DeathMordecai Brown, American baseball player (born in 1876)
February 14th, 1947 (February 14 1947)BirthTim Buckley, American singer-songwriter (died in 1975)
February 14th, 1947 (February 14 1947)BirthJudd Gregg, American politician, senior senator from New Hampshire
February 14th, 1946 (February 14 1946)EventThe Bank of England is nationalized.
February 14th, 1946 (February 14 1946)BirthBernard Dowiyogo, President of Nauru (died in 2003)
February 14th, 1946 (February 14 1946)BirthGregory Hines, American dancer and actor (died in 2003)
February 14th, 1945 (February 14 1945)EventWorld War II: On the second day of the bombing of Dresden , 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 14th, 1945 (February 14 1945)EventWorld War II: Prague is bombed probably due to a mistake in the orientation of the pilots bombing Dresden.
February 14th, 1945 (February 14 1945)EventPresident Franklin D. Roosevelt meets with King Ibn Saud of Saudi Arabia aboard the USS Quincy, officially starting the U.S.-Saudi diplomatic relationship.
February 14th, 1945 (February 14 1945)EventWorld War II: Mostar is liberated by Yugoslav partisans.
February 14th, 1945 (February 14 1945)BirthHans-Adam II, Prince of Liechtenstein
February 14th, 1944 (February 14 1944)EventWorld War II: Anti-Japanese revolt on Java.
February 14th, 1944 (February 14 1944)BirthCarl Bernstein, American journalistCarl Bernstein Quotes
February 14th, 1944 (February 14 1944)BirthAlan Parker, British film director and writer
February 14th, 1944 (February 14 1944)BirthRonnie Peterson, Swedish racing driver (died in 1978)
February 14th, 1943 (February 14 1943)EventWorld War II: Rostov-on-Don, Russia is liberated.
February 14th, 1943 (February 14 1943)EventWorld War II: Battle of the Kasserine PassGerman General Erwin Rommel and the Afrika Korps launch an offensive against Allied defenses in Tunisia.Erwin Rommel Quotes
February 14th, 1943 (February 14 1943)BirthMaceo Parker, American musician (P-Funk)
February 14th, 1943 (February 14 1943)BirthAaron Russo, American movie producer (died in 2007)
February 14th, 1943 (February 14 1943)DeathDora Gerson, German actress, cabaret singer, and Holocaust victim (born in 1899)
February 14th, 1943 (February 14 1943)DeathDavid Hilbert, German mathematician (born in 1862)
February 14th, 1942 (February 14 1942)EventBattle of Pasir Panjang contributes to the fall of Singapore.
February 14th, 1942 (February 14 1942)BirthMichael Bloomberg, Mayor of New York City
February 14th, 1942 (February 14 1942)BirthAndrew Robinson, American actor
February 14th, 1942 (February 14 1942)BirthRicardo Rodriguez, Mexican racing driver (died in 1962)
February 14th, 1942 (February 14 1942)DeathAdnan Bin Saidi, Officer of the Malay Regiment killed in the defense of Singapore (born in 1915)
February 14th, 1941 (February 14 1941)BirthDonna Shalala, American educator
February 14th, 1941 (February 14 1941)BirthPaul Tsongas, United States Senator from Massachusetts (died in 1997)
February 14th, 1936 (February 14 1936)BirthFanne Foxe, Argentine dancer and focus of a 1974 scandal involving Congressman Wilbur Mills.
February 14th, 1936 (February 14 1936)BirthAndrew Prine, American actor
February 14th, 1934 (February 14 1934)BirthMichel Corboz, Swiss conductor
February 14th, 1934 (February 14 1934)BirthFlorence Henderson, American actress
February 14th, 1933 (February 14 1933)BirthMadhubala, Indian actress (died in 1969)
February 14th, 1932 (February 14 1932)BirthAlexander Kluge, German actor and film director
February 14th, 1931 (February 14 1931)BirthBernie Geoffrion, Canadian hockey player (died in 2006)
February 14th, 1931 (February 14 1931)BirthBrian Kelly, American actor (died in 2005)
February 14th, 1931 (February 14 1931)BirthPhyllis McGuire, American singer (The McGuire Sisters)
February 14th, 1929 (February 14 1929)EventSt. Valentine s Day Massacre: Seven people, six of them gangster rivals of Al Capone s gang, are murdered in Chicago, Illinois.Al Capone Quotes
February 14th, 1929 (February 14 1929)BirthVic Morrow, American actor (died in 1982)
February 14th, 1929 (February 14 1929)DeathTom Burke, American runner (born in 1875)
February 14th, 1927 (February 14 1927)BirthLois Maxwell, Canadian actress (died in 2007)
February 14th, 1924 (February 14 1924)EventThe International Business Machines Corporation (IBM) is founded.
February 14th, 1922 (February 14 1922)BirthMurray the K, American impresario and disk jockey (died in 1982)
February 14th, 1922 (February 14 1922)DeathHeikki Ritavuori, Finnish politician (assassinated) (born in 1880)
February 14th, 1921 (February 14 1921)BirthHugh Downs, American television host
February 14th, 1920 (February 14 1920)EventThe League of Women Voters is founded in Chicago, Illinois.
February 14th, 1919 (February 14 1919)EventThe Polish-Soviet War begins.
February 14th, 1918 (February 14 1918)EventThe Soviet Union adopts the Gregorian calendar (on 1 February according to the Julian calendar). Julian Quotes
February 14th, 1917 (February 14 1917)BirthHerbert A. Hauptman, American mathematician, Nobel Prize Laureate
February 14th, 1916 (February 14 1916)BirthMarcel Bigeard, French general
February 14th, 1916 (February 14 1916)BirthMasaki Kobayashi, Japanese director (died in 1996) Saki Quotes
February 14th, 1916 (February 14 1916)BirthEdward Platt, American actor (died in 1974)
February 14th, 1914 (February 14 1914)BirthMargarete Mewes, Nazi overseer at concentration camp
February 14th, 1914 (February 14 1914)BirthNorman Von Nida, Australian golfer (died in 2007)
February 14th, 1913 (February 14 1913)BirthMel Allen, American sports reporter (died in 1996)
February 14th, 1913 (February 14 1913)BirthWoody Hayes, American college football coach (died in 1987)
February 14th, 1913 (February 14 1913)BirthJimmy Hoffa, American labor union leader (disappeared 1975)
February 14th, 1912 (February 14 1912)EventArizona is admitted as the 48th U.S. state.
February 14th, 1912 (February 14 1912)EventIn Groton, Connecticut, the first diesel-powered submarine is commissioned.
February 14th, 1912 (February 14 1912)BirthTibor Sekelj, Croatian explorer (died in 1988)
February 14th, 1904 (February 14 1904)BirthCharles Oatley, Professor of electrical engineering, (scanning electron microscope), (died in 1996)
February 14th, 1904 (February 14 1904)BirthHertta Kuusinen, Finnish communist (died in 1974)
February 14th, 1903 (February 14 1903)EventThe United States Department of Commerce and Labor is established (later split into Department of Commerce and Department of Labor).
February 14th, 1903 (February 14 1903)BirthStu Erwin, American actor (died in 1967)
February 14th, 1902 (February 14 1902)BirthThelma Ritter, American actress (died in 1969)
February 14th, 1900 (February 14 1900)EventRussia responds to international pressure to free Finland by tightening imperial control over the country.
February 14th, 1900 (February 14 1900)EventSecond Boer War: In South Africa, 20,000 British troops invade the Orange Free State.
February 14th, 1899 (February 14 1899)EventVoting machines are approved by the U.S. Congress for use in federal elections.
February 14th, 1898 (February 14 1898)BirthFritz Zwicky, Swiss-American physicist and astronomer (died in 1974)
February 14th, 1895 (February 14 1895)BirthMax Horkheimer, German philosopher and sociologist (died in 1973) Philo Quotes
February 14th, 1894 (February 14 1894)BirthJack Benny, American actor and comedian (died in 1974)Jack Benny Quotes
February 14th, 1894 (February 14 1894)DeathEugene Charles Catalan, Belgian mathematician (born in 1814)
February 14th, 1892 (February 14 1892)BirthRadola Gajda, Czech military commander (died in 1948)
February 14th, 1891 (February 14 1891)DeathWilliam Tecumseh Sherman, Civil War General (born in 1820)William Tecumseh Sherman Quotes
February 14th, 1890 (February 14 1890)BirthNina Hamnett, Welsh artist (died in 1956)
February 14th, 1885 (February 14 1885)BirthSyed Zafarul Hasan, Prominent Muslim Indian/Pakistani philosopher (died in 1949) Philo Quotes
February 14th, 1885 (February 14 1885)DeathJules Valles, French writer (born in 1832)
February 14th, 1884 (February 14 1884)BirthNils Olaf Chrisander, Swedish actor, film director (died in 1947)
February 14th, 1884 (February 14 1884)BirthJoe Jagersberger, Austrian racing driver (died in 1952)
February 14th, 1884 (February 14 1884)BirthKostas Varnalis, Greek poet (died in 1974)
February 14th, 1884 (February 14 1884)BirthHezekiah M. Washburn, missionary (died in 1972)
February 14th, 1881 (February 14 1881)DeathFernando Wood, New York City mayor (born in 1812)
February 14th, 1879 (February 14 1879)EventThe War of the Pacific breaks out when Chilean armed forces occupy the Bolivian port city of Antofagasta.
February 14th, 1876 (February 14 1876)EventAlexander Graham Bell applies for a patent for the telephone, as does Elisha Gray.Alexander Graham Bell Quotes
February 14th, 1871 (February 14 1871)BirthGerda Lundequist, Swedish actress (died in 1959)
February 14th, 1870 (February 14 1870)DeathSt. John Richardson Liddell, American Civil War Confederate General (born in 1815)
February 14th, 1869 (February 14 1869)BirthCharles Wilson, Scottish physicist, Nobel Prize Laureate (died in 1959)
February 14th, 1859 (February 14 1859)EventOregon is admitted as the 33rd U.S. state.
February 14th, 1859 (February 14 1859)BirthGeorge Washington Gale Ferris, Jr., engineer and inventor (died in 1896)George Washington Quotes
February 14th, 1856 (February 14 1856)BirthFrank Harris, Irish author and editor (died in 1931)Frank Harris Quotes
February 14th, 1855 (February 14 1855)EventTexas is linked by telegraph to the rest of the United States, with the completion of a connection between New Orleans and Marshall, Texas.
February 14th, 1849 (February 14 1849)EventIn New York City, James Knox Polk becomes the first serving President of the United States to have his photograph taken.
February 14th, 1848 (February 14 1848)BirthBenjamin Baillaud, French astronomer (died in 1934)
February 14th, 1847 (February 14 1847)BirthAnna Howard Shaw, American suffragette (died in 1919)
February 14th, 1847 (February 14 1847)BirthMaria Pia of Italy, queen of Portugal (died in 1911)
February 14th, 1846 (February 14 1846)BirthJulian Scott, American artist and Civil War Medal of Honor recipient. (died in 1901) Julian Quotes
February 14th, 1838 (February 14 1838)BirthMargaret Knight, American inventor, famous as female Thomas Edison, (died in 1914)
February 14th, 1835 (February 14 1835)EventThe original Quorum of the Twelve Apostles, of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, is formed in Kirtland, Ohio. Jesus Christ Quotes
February 14th, 1831 (February 14 1831)EventRas Marye of Yejju marches into Tigray and defeats and kills Dejazmach Sabagadis in the Battle of Debre Abbay.
February 14th, 1831 (February 14 1831)DeathVicente Guerrero, Mexican revolutionary hero (born in 1782)
February 14th, 1831 (February 14 1831)DeathHenry Maudslay, English inventor (born in 1771)
February 14th, 1828 (February 14 1828)BirthEdmond Francois Valentin About, French writer (died in 1885)
February 14th, 1824 (February 14 1824)BirthWinfield Scott Hancock, American Civil War Union general (died in 1886)
February 14th, 1819 (February 14 1819)BirthJoshua A. Norton, American eccentric (died in 1880)
February 14th, 1819 (February 14 1819)BirthChristopher Sholes, American inventor (died in 1890)
February 14th, 1812 (February 14 1812)BirthAlfred Thomas Agate, American artist (died in 1846)
February 14th, 1808 (February 14 1808)DeathJohn Dickinson, American lawyer and Governor of Delaware and Pennsylvania (born in 1732)
February 14th, 1804 (February 14 1804)EventKaradjordje leads the First Serbian Uprising against the Ottoman Empire.
February 14th, 1803 (February 14 1803)EventChief Justice John Marshall declares that any act of U.S. Congress that conflicts with the Constitution is void.John Marshall Quotes
February 14th, 1800 (February 14 1800)BirthEmory Washburn, 22nd Governor of Massachusetts (died in 1877)
February 14th, 1797 (February 14 1797)EventFrench Revolutionary Wars: Battle of Cape St. VincentJohn Jervis, 1st Earl of St Vincent and Horatio Nelson (later 1st Viscount Nelson) lead the British Royal Navy to victory over a Spanish fleet in action near Gibraltar.Horatio Nelson Quotes
February 14th, 1788 (February 14 1788)BirthFernando Sor, Spanish composer (died in 1839)
February 14th, 1780 (February 14 1780)DeathWilliam Blackstone, English jurist (born in 1723)William Blackstone Quotes
February 14th, 1779 (February 14 1779)EventJames Cook is killed by Native Hawaiians near Kealakekua on the Island of Hawaii.
February 14th, 1779 (February 14 1779)DeathJames Cook, British naval captain and explorer (born in 1728)
February 14th, 1778 (February 14 1778)EventThe United States Flag is 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.John Paul Jones Quotes
February 14th, 1763 (February 14 1763)BirthJean Victor Marie Moreau, French general (died in 1813)
February 14th, 1744 (February 14 1744)DeathJohn Hadley, inventor (born in 1682)
February 14th, 1743 (February 14 1743)EventHenry Pelham becomes British Prime Minister.
February 14th, 1737 (February 14 1737)DeathCharles Talbot, 1st Baron Talbot of Hensol, Lord Chancellor of Great Britain (born in 1685)
February 14th, 1714 (February 14 1714)DeathMaria Luisa of Savoy, Queen Consort of Spain (born in 1688)
February 14th, 1701 (February 14 1701)BirthEnrique Florez, Spanish historian (died in 1773)
February 14th, 1692 (February 14 1692)BirthPierre-Claude Nivelle de La Chaussee, French writer (died in 1754)
February 14th, 1680 (February 14 1680)BirthJohn Sidney, 6th Earl of Leicester, English privy councillor (died in 1737)
February 14th, 1676 (February 14 1676)DeathAbraham Bosse, French engraver and artist Abraham Quotes
February 14th, 1602 (February 14 1602)BirthFrancesco Cavalli, Italian composer (died in 1676)
February 14th, 1571 (February 14 1571)DeathOdet de Coligny, French cardinal and Protestant (born in 1517)
February 14th, 1556 (February 14 1556)EventThomas Cranmer is declared a heretic.
February 14th, 1483 (February 14 1483)BirthBabur, Moghul emperor of India (died in 1530)
February 14th, 1468 (February 14 1468)BirthJohann Werner, German mathematician (died in 1522)
February 14th, 1405 (February 14 1405)DeathTimur, Mongol conqueror (born in 1336)
February 14th, 1404 (February 14 1404)BirthLeone Battista Alberti, Italian painter and philosopher (died in 1472)Leone Battista Alberti Quotes
February 14th, 1400 (February 14 1400)DeathKing Richard II of England (murdered) (born in 1367)
February 14th, 1349 (February 14 1349)EventApproximately 2,000 Jews are burned to death by mobs or forcibly removed from the city of Strasbourg.
February 14th, 1317 (February 14 1317)DeathMarguerite of France, queen of Edward I of England (born in 1282)
February 14th, 1076 (February 14 1076)EventPope Gregory VII excommunicates Henry IV, Holy Roman Emperor.
February 14th, 1014 (February 14 1014)EventPope Benedict VIII recognizes Henry of Bavaria as King of Germany.
February 14th, 1009 (February 14 1009)EventFirst known mention of Lithuania, in the annals of the monastery of Quedlinburg.
February 14th, 0869 (February 14 0869)DeathSaint Cyril, Greek monk, scholar, theologian and linguist (born in 827)
February 14th, 0842 (February 14 0842)EventCharles the Bald and Louis the German swear the Oaths of Strasbourg in the French and German languages.
February 14th, 0270 (February 14 0270)DeathSt. Valentine marking Valentines Day (some sources say 269, others 273).

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