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Notable Historical Events for February 14th

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

19942nd ESPY Awards: Barry Bonds, Julie Krone win

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

1988Patty Sheehan wins LPGA Sarasota Golf Classic

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

20008th ESPY Awards: Tiger Woods, Mia Hamm win

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

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

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

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

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Notable Birthdays on February 14th

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

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

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Notable Weddings on February 14th

1984Singer Elton John marries Renate Blauel in Sydney Australia

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

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

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

1988Astronaut Buzz Aldrin (58) weds Lois Driggs Cannon

1978Country singer Roger Miller (42) weds Mary Arnold

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

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

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

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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

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

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

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

1780William Blackstone, English lawyer, dies at 56

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

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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