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Notable Historical Events for February 14th

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

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

1076Pope Gregory VII excommunicates Holy Roman Emperor Henry IV (for the 1st time)

2010Alexandre Bilodeau wins the Gold Medal in the freestyle skiing men's moguls event, becoming the first Canadian to win a Gold Medal during a Canadian-hosted Olympics

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

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

19942nd ESPY Awards: Barry Bonds, Julie Krone win

1991"The Silence of the Lambs", starring Jodie Foster and Anthony Hopkins, is released

198849th PGA Seniors Golf Championship: Gary Player

1803Chief Justice John Marshall declares that any act of U.S. Congress that conflicts with the Constitution is void.

February 14th Historical Events
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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)

1972Rob Thomas, lead singer of pop band Matchbox Twenty

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

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Notable Weddings on February 14th

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

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

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

1967Model Bettie Page (43) weds lineman Harry Lear

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

1989Singer-songwriter Courtney Love (24) weds vocalist James Moreland

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

1903Psychiatrist Carl Gustav Jung (27) weds Emma Rauschenbach (20)

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

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

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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

February 14th Divorces
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Notable Deaths on February 14th

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

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

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

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

1780William Blackstone, English lawyer, dies at 56

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