About February 14

February 14, 2024 is the 45th day of the year 2024 in the Gregorian calendar. There are 321 days remaining until the end of this year. The day of the week is Wednesday.

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Aquarius is the sun sign of a person born on this day. Amethyst is the modern birthstone for this month. Bloodstone is the mystical birthstone from Tibetan origin that dates back over a thousand years.

According to the lunisolar Chinese calendar, there are 350 days remaining before the start of the next Chinese New Year.

What Happened On February 14

  • 842
    Charles the Bald and Louis the German swear the Oaths of Strasbourg in the French and German languages.
  • 1014
    Pope Benedict VIII crowns Henry of Bavaria, King of Germany and of Italy, as Holy Roman Emperor.
  • 1349
    Approximately 2,000 Jews are burned to death by mobs or forcibly removed from the city of Strasbourg.
  • 1779
    James Cook is killed by Native Hawaiians near Kealakekua on the Island of Hawaii.
  • 1797
    French Revolutionary Wars: Battle of Cape St. Vincent – John Jervis, (later 1st Earl of St Vincent) and Horatio Nelson (later 1st Viscount Nelson) lead the British Royal Navy to victory over a Spanish fleet in action near Gibraltar.
  • 1835
    The original Quorum of the Twelve Apostles, of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, is formed in Kirtland, Ohio.
  • 1876
    Alexander Graham Bell applies for a patent for the telephone, as does Elisha Gray.
  • 1879
    The War of the Pacific breaks out when Chilean armed forces occupy the Bolivian port city of Antofagasta.
  • 1899
    Voting machines are approved by the U.S. Congress for use in federal elections.
  • 1912
    In Groton, Connecticut, the first diesel-powered submarine is commissioned.
  • 1919
    The Polish-Soviet War begins.
  • 1942
    Battle of Pasir Panjang contributes to the fall of Singapore.
  • 1943
    World War II: Tunisia Campaign – General Hans-Jurgen von Arnim’s Fifth Panzer Army launches a concerted attack against Allied positions in Tunisia.
  • 1944
    World War II: Anti-Japanese revolt on Java.
  • 1945
    World War II: Prague is bombed probably due to a mistake in the orientation of the pilots bombing Dresden.
  • 1953
    New Year’s Day in Chinese calendar. Start of the year of the Water Snake in Chinese astrology.
  • 1966
    Australian currency is decimalised.
  • 1979
    In Kabul, Setami Milli militants kidnap the American ambassador to Afghanistan, Adolph Dubs who is later killed during a gunfight between his kidnappers and police.
  • 1983
    United American Bank of Knoxville, Tennessee collapses. Its president, Jake Butcher, is later convicted of fraud.
  • 1990
    92 people are killed aboard Indian Airlines Flight 605 at Bangalore, India.

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