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Notable Historical Events for February 14th

1988Patty Sheehan wins LPGA Sarasota Golf Classic

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

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

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

1971Richard Nixon installs secret taping system in White House

1797The Battle of Cape St Vincent: British fleet under Admiral Sir John Jervis defeats larger Spanish fleet under Admiral Don José de Córdoba y Ramos near Cape St. Vincent, Portugal. Captain Horatio Nelson distinguishes himself.

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

198849th PGA Seniors Golf Championship: Gary Player

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

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

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Notable Birthdays on February 14th

1972Rob Thomas, lead singer of pop band Matchbox Twenty

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

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

1944Carl Bernstein, Washington Post investigative reporter (Watergate)

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Notable Weddings on February 14th

1988Astronaut Buzz Aldrin (58) weds Lois Driggs Cannon

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

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

1984Singer Elton John marries Renate Blauel in Sydney Australia

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

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

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

1978Country singer Roger Miller (42) weds Mary Arnold

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

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

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Notable Divorces on February 14th

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

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

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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

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

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

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