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

  • 1349
    Approximately 2,000 Jews are burned to death by mobs or forcibly removed from the city of Strasbourg.
  • 1835
    The original Quorum of the Twelve Apostles, of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, is formed in Kirtland, Ohio.
  • 1899
    Voting machines are approved by the U.S. Congress for use in federal elections.
  • 1915
    New Year’s Day in Chinese calendar. Start of the year of the Wood Rabbit in Chinese astrology.
  • 1942
    Battle of Pasir Panjang contributes to the fall of Singapore.
  • 1945
    World War II: On the first 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.
  • 1945
    World War II: Prague is bombed probably due to a mistake in the orientation of the pilots bombing Dresden.
  • 1950
    Chinese Civil War: The National Revolutionary Army instigates the unsuccessful Battle of Tianquan against the People’s Liberation Army.
  • 1962
    First Lady Jacqueline Kennedy takes television viewers on a tour of the White House.
  • 1981
    Stardust Disaster: A fire in a Dublin nightclub kills 48 people

Who were born on February 14?

  • 1869
    Charles Wilson, Scottish physicist, Nobel Prize Laureate (d. 1959)
  • 1904
    Charles Oatley, British electrical engineer (d. 1996)
  • 1916
    Edward Platt, American actor (d. 1974)
  • 1957
    Alan Hunter, American TV personality
  • 1969
    Harry Colon, American football player
  • 1973
    Yuka Sato, Japanese figure skater
  • 1975
    Scott Owen, Australian musician (The Living End)
  • 1977
    Cadel Evans, Australian cyclist
  • 1985
    Miki Yeung, Hong Kong singer and actress
  • 1987
    Edinson Cavani Uruguayan footballer

Who died on February 14?

  • 1779
    James Cook, British naval captain and explorer (b. 1728)
  • 1780
    William Blackstone, English jurist (b. 1723)
  • 1782
    Singu Min, King of Burma (b. 1756)
  • 1831
    Henry Maudslay, English inventor (b. 1771)
  • 1948
    Mordecai Brown, American baseball player (b. 1876)
  • 1959
    Baby Dodds, American jazz drummer (b. 1898)
  • 1969
    Vito Genovese, American gangster (b. 1897)
  • 1975
    P. G. Wodehouse, English writer (b. 1881)
  • 1987
    Dmitry Kabalevsky, Russian composer (b. 1904)
  • 2003
    Johnny Longden, English jockey (b. 1907)

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