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Notable Historical Events for February 14th

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.

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

19942nd ESPY Awards: Barry Bonds, Julie Krone win

198849th PGA Seniors Golf Championship: Gary Player

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

1951Sugar Ray Robinson defeats Jake LaMotta & takes middleweight title

1849In New York City, James Knox Polk becomes first serving US President to have his photograph taken (by Matthew Brady).

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

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

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Notable Birthdays on February 14th

1944Carl Bernstein, Washington Post investigative reporter (Watergate)

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)

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Notable Weddings on February 14th

1967Model Bettie Page (43) weds lineman Harry Lear

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

1956MLB center fielder Willie Mays (24) weds Margherite Wendell Chapman in NYC, New York

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

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

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

1978Country singer Roger Miller (42) weds Mary Arnold

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

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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

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

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

1780William Blackstone, English lawyer, dies at 56

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