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Notable Historical Events for February 14th

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

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

1951Sugar Ray Robinson defeats Jake LaMotta & takes middleweight title

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

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

1966Wilt Chamberlain breaks NBA career scoring record at 20,884 points

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

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

1971Richard Nixon installs secret taping system in White House

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

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Notable Birthdays on February 14th

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

1944Carl Bernstein, Washington Post investigative reporter (Watergate)

1972Rob Thomas, lead singer of pop band Matchbox Twenty

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

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Notable Weddings on February 14th

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

1967Model Bettie Page (43) weds lineman Harry Lear

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

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

1984Singer Elton John marries Renate Blauel in Sydney Australia

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

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

1988Astronaut Buzz Aldrin (58) weds Lois Driggs Cannon

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

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

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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

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

1780William Blackstone, English lawyer, dies at 56

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

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