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Notable Historical Events for February 14th

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

19942nd ESPY Awards: Barry Bonds, Julie Krone win

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

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

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

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

1971Richard Nixon installs secret taping system in White House

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

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.

February 14th Historical Events
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Notable Birthdays on February 14th

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

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

1972Rob Thomas, lead singer of pop band Matchbox Twenty

1944Carl Bernstein, Washington Post investigative reporter (Watergate)

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Notable Weddings on February 14th

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

1967Model Bettie Page (43) weds lineman Harry Lear

1978Country singer Roger Miller (42) weds Mary Arnold

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

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

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

1988Astronaut Buzz Aldrin (58) weds Lois Driggs Cannon

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

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

February 14th Weddings
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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

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

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

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

1780William Blackstone, English lawyer, dies at 56

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