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Notable Historical Events for February 14th

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

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

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

1988Patty Sheehan wins LPGA Sarasota Golf Classic

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

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

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.

20008th ESPY Awards: Tiger Woods, Mia Hamm win

198849th PGA Seniors Golf Championship: Gary Player

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Notable Birthdays on February 14th

1972Rob Thomas, lead singer of pop band Matchbox Twenty

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)

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Notable Weddings on February 14th

1988Astronaut Buzz Aldrin (58) weds Lois Driggs Cannon

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

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

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

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

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

1984Singer Elton John marries Renate Blauel in Sydney Australia

1967Model Bettie Page (43) weds lineman Harry Lear

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

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

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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

1780William Blackstone, English lawyer, dies at 56

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

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

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

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

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