14 February

14 February

February 14 is the 45th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar; 320 days remain until the end of the year.

We have some interesting facts & historic events all about February 14th, including areas in religion, crime, health and more.

Keep reading for more interesting facts about February 14th in history!

Table of Contents

  1. Global Celebrations
  2. Historic Events
  3. Famous Birthdays
  4. Heartbreaking Deaths

Global Celebrations

  • Valentine’s Day
  • National Ferris Wheel Day
  • National Cream-Filled Chocolates Day
  • International Book Giving Day
  • Pet Theft Awareness Day
  • Library Lovers Day

Historic Events

What Happened On This Day – February 14

2005: Former Lebanese Prime Minister Rafik Hariri is assassinated

Several sources reported that the U.N. Special Tribunal for Lebanon found compelling evidence for the Lebanese militia Hezbollah’s involvement.

2003: Dolly the sheep is put to death

Dolly, the first mammal to be cloned from an adult, had shown signs of premature aging and contracted various diseases.

1989: Union Carbide finally agrees to pay damages to the Indian government for the Bophal disaster

The company had a yearly turnover of 9.5 billion USD at the time; up to 25,000 people had died in the tragedy.

1949: The Knesset, the parliament of Israel, convenes for the first time

The term “Knesset” is derived from the Hebrew name of an ancient Great Assembly: Anshei Knesset HaGedolah.

1876: The telephone is patented

Both Alexander Graham Bell and Elisha Gray applied for a patent on that day – Bell won.

1999: Topher Grace, The Rock, and Laura Prepon. 1999.

Topher Grace, The Rock, and Laura Prepon. 1999.

1980: Pope John Paul II attempted to exorcise serial killer David Berkowitz, Son of Sam, before his 1980 execution.

Pope John Paul II attempting to exorcise serial killer David Berkowitz, Son of Sam, before his 1980 execution.

1945: American aviators participate in a performance dedicated to Valentine’s Day. The 169th Special Force Aviation Base, Poltava, USSR, February 14, 1945.

American aviators participate in a performance dedicated to Valentine’s Day. The 169th Special Force Aviation Base, Poltava, USSR, February 14, 1945.

1945: “Surrender of Japan in Nanjing” China (1945)

“Surrender of Japan in Nanjing” China (1945)

1890: Execution by cannon, Shiraz, Iran. 1890s.

Execution by cannon, Shiraz, Iran. 1890s.

1014: German King Henry II the Saint was crowned.

Famous Birthdays

Births On This Day, February 14

1951: Kevin Keegan, English footballer

1943: Maceo Parker, American saxophonist

1942: Michael Bloomberg, American businessman, politician, 108th Mayor of New York City

1894: Jack Benny, American actor, comedian

1818: Frederick Douglass, American author, activist

Heartbreaking Deaths

Deaths On This Day, February 14

1975: P. G. Wodehouse, English author

1975: Julian Huxley, English biologist

1779: James Cook, English navy officer, explorer, cartographer

1229: Ragnvald Godredsson, Manx king

269: Saint Valentine, Roman bishop, martyr


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