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Notable Historical Events for February 14th

1939Victor Fleming replaces George Cukor as director of Gone With the Wind

19942nd ESPY Awards: Barry Bonds, Julie Krone win

1931Bradman scores 152 Aust v WI, 154 minutes, 13 fours 2 fives

1951Sugar Ray Robinson defeats Jake LaMotta & takes middleweight title

1929St Valentine's Day Massacre in Chicago, 7 gangsters killed, allegedly on Al Capone's orders

1971Richard Nixon installs secret taping system in White House

1931The original "Dracula", starring Bela Lugosi as the titular vampire, is released

1895Oscar Wilde's "Importance of Being Earnest," opens in London

1988Patty Sheehan wins LPGA Sarasota Golf Classic

1995The Portland Trail Blazers trade Clyde Drexler to the Houston Rockets, who end up winning the 1995 NBA Championship

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Notable Birthdays on February 14th

1944Carl Bernstein, Washington Post investigative reporter (Watergate)

1935[Mary] Mickey Wright, San Diego California, LPGA golfer (4 times LPGA champ)

1818Frederick Douglass, African-American abolitionist/lecturer/editor (exact year unknown)

1972Rob Thomas, lead singer of pop band Matchbox Twenty

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Notable Weddings on February 14th

1984Singer Elton John marries Renate Blauel in Sydney Australia

1991Actress Meg Ryan (29) weds actor Dennis Quaid (37)

1922Soldier Douglas MacArthur (42) marries 1st wife heiress Louise Cromwell Brooks (32)

2005Retired baseball player Keith Hernandez (51) weds Kai Thompson in Miami Beach, Florida

1953Actress Agnes Moorehead (52) weds actor/film director Robert Gist (35)

2009Actress Salma Hayek (42) weds French billionaire and PPR CEO Francois-Henri Pinault (46) in Paris

1967Actress Raquel Welch (26) weds director Patrick Curtis in Paris

2006Mobster and nbi informant Henry Hill (62) weds Lisa Caserta

1995Actress-comedienne Roseanne (42) weds bodyguard Ben Thomas (28) at Caesars Tahoe in Nevada

1943Walmart founder Sam Walton (24) weds Helen Robson (23)

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Notable Divorces on February 14th

1919Theoretical Physicist Albert Einstein (39) divorces Mileva Maric after 16 years of marriage

1989Robin Givens is granted a divorce from Mike Tyson in the Dominican Republic

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Notable Deaths on February 14th

1779James Cook, British explorer killed by Native Hawaiians near Kealakekua on the Island of Hawaii at 50

1405Timur/Tamerlane "Lenk", [Crippled], Turko-Mongol ruler, dies at about 68

2003Dolly the Sheep, first mammal to be cloned from an adult cell dies young form a progressive lung disease aged 6

1891William Tecumseh Sherman, Union Civil War General, dies at 71

1780William Blackstone, English lawyer, dies at 56

1808John Dickinson, American lawyer and Governor of Delaware and Pennsylvania, dies at 75

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