What happened this day in history February 14

What are the important events that happened on February 14? Here are historical events, facts, and some myths about this day.

February 14: Facts & Myths About This Day

February 14 is the 45th day of the year 2020 in the Gregorian calendar. There are 321 days remaining until the end of this year. The day of the week is Friday.

Under the Julian calendar, this day is February 1, 2020 – a Friday. Both day of the week are the same but did you notice the difference with the Gregorian calendar?

When this day started, 1,581,638,400 seconds has elapsed since midnight of January 1, 1970 – the Unix epoch.

Strange as it may, if we name this day after a polygon then it will be called ‘tetracontapentagon’ day.

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Aquarius is the zodiac sign of a person born on this day. Amethyst is the modern birthstone for this month. Bloodstone is the mystical birthstone from Tibetan origin that dates back over a thousand years.

According to the lunisolar Chinese calendar, there are 364 days remaining before the start of the next Chinese New Year.

The ancient Maya civilization believes that the end of the world will happen on December 21, 2012. There are now 2,611 days since this fabled cataclysmic event.

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February 14 Historical Events

  • 842
    Charles the Bald and Louis the German swear the Oaths of Strasbourg in the French and German languages.
  • 1797
    French Revolutionary Wars: Battle of Cape St. Vincent – John Jervis, (later 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.
  • 1804
    Karadjordje leads the First Serbian Uprising against the Ottoman Empire.
  • 1944
    World War II: Anti-Japanese revolt on Java.
  • 1946
    The Bank of England is nationalized.
  • 1953
    New Year’s Day in Chinese calendar. Start of the year of the Water Snake in Chinese astrology.
  • 1956
    The 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.
  • 1981
    Stardust Disaster: A fire in a Dublin nightclub kills 48 people
  • 1989
    Iranian leader Ruhollah Khomeini issues a fatwa encouraging Muslims to kill the author of The Satanic Verses, Salman Rushdie.
  • 2011
    2011 Bahraini uprising The 2011 Bahraini uprising, sometimes called the February 14 Revolution is a series of demonstrations, amounting to a sustained campaign of civil resistance, in the Persian Gulf country of Bahrain

Who were born on February 14?

  • 1931
    Bernie “Boom Boom” Geoffrion, Canadian hockey player (d. 2006)
  • 1932
    Alexander Kluge, German actor and film director
  • 1944
    Carl Bernstein, American journalist
  • 1956
    Dave Dravecky, American baseball player
  • 1958
    Grant Thomas, Australian rules footballer
  • 1962
    Philippe Sella, French rugby player
  • 1969
    Harry Colon, American football player
  • 1972
    Drew Bledsoe, American football player
  • 1975
    Xie Hui, Chinese footballer
  • 1987
    Julia Savicheva, Russian singer

Who died on February 14?

  • 869
    Saint Cyril, Greek monk, scholar, theologian and linguist (b. 827)
  • 1229
    Raghnall mac Gofraidh, King of the Isles.
  • 1405
    Timur, Mongol conqueror (b. 1336)
  • 1676
    Abraham Bosse, French engraver and artist
  • 1894
    Eugène Charles Catalan, Belgian mathematician (b. 1814)
  • 1975
    Julian Huxley, British biologist (b. 1887)
  • 1994
    Andrei Chikatilo, Russian serial killer (executed) (b. 1936)
  • 2002
    Nándor Hidegkuti, Hungarian footballer (b. 1922)
  • 2007
    Ryan Larkin, Canadian animated filmmaker (b. 1943)
  • 2010
    Doug Fieger, American musician The Knack (b. 1952)

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