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Events of February 14th:

Widely known as Saint Valentine's Day, February 14th is the 45th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. There are 320 days remaining until the end of the year (321 days in leap years).

On this page, we have placed information about February 14th, including famous people born on, historical events that occurred on, holidays and observances that fall on, and astrological connections of, this day.
Famous People born on February 14th:

1483 Zahir-ud-din Muhammad Babur (Mughal Emperor)

1766 Thomas Malthus (economist)

1819 Christopher Latham Sholes (inventor of the first practical typewriter, created QWERTY keyboard layout, newspaper publisher, politician)

1859 George Washington Gale Ferris, Jr. (engineer - invented the Ferris Wheel)

1894 Jack Benny (comedian)

1913 Jimmy Hoffa (labor leader)

1927 Lois Maxwell (actress)

1929 Victor Morrow (actor)

1942 Michael Bloomberg (businessman, mayor of New York City)

1944 Carl Bernstein (journalist)

1948 Teller (magician - Penn & Teller)

1951 Kevin Keegan (soccer player and manager)

1952 Christopher Monckton (public speaker, hereditary peer)

1970 Simon Pegg (actor, comedian, writer, film producer, film director)

February 14th in History:

1779 James Cook is killed by natives in Hawaii.

1849 James K. Polk is the first serving US President to have his photograph taken.

James Polk

1859 Oregon admitted as 33rd US State.

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1912 Arizona admitted as 48th US State.

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1919 Start of Polish-Soviet war.

1924 Computing Tabulating Recording Corporation changes its name to International Business Machines Corporation - "IBM"

1929 Seven gangsters, all rivals of Al Capone, are murdered in the St Valentine's Massacre in Chicago.

Al Capone

1946 Bank of England nationalized.

1949 Knesset (Israeli parliament) convenes for the first time.

1961 Scientists at the University of California synthesize element 103, Lawrencium, for the first time.

1966 Australian currency decimalised.

1989 Ayatollah Khomeini issues a fatwa condemning British author Salman Rushdie to death for blasphemy, and encouraging muslims to kill the author. Iran and Britain sever diplomatic relations.

Ayatollah Khomeini Salman Rushdie

2005 Former Lebanese Prime Minister, Rafik Hariri is assassinated.

February 14th is also:

Valentine's day.

Valentine's Day

National Day of Mourning (Mexico)

Feast of Saint Valentine (Catholicism)

Feast of Saints Cyril and Methodius (Catholicism) - Patron Saints of Europe

Admission Day (Oregon)

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Admission Day (Arizona)

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People born on February 14th are Aquarius


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