About February 14

February 14, 2021 is the 45th day of the year 2021 in the Gregorian calendar. There are 320 days remaining until the end of this year. The day of the week is Sunday.

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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 352 days remaining before the start of the next Chinese New Year.

What Happened On February 14

  • 1076
    Pope Gregory VII excommunicates Henry IV, Holy Roman Emperor.
  • 1835
    The original Quorum of the Twelve Apostles, of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, is formed in Kirtland, Ohio.
  • 1843
    The event that inspired the Beatles song Being for the Benefit of Mr. Kite! is held in England.
  • 1855
    Texas is linked by telegraph to the rest of the United States, with the completion of a connection between New Orleans and Marshall, Texas.
  • 1903
    The United States Department of Commerce and Labor is established (later split into Department of Commerce and Department of Labor).
  • 1919
    The Polish-Soviet War begins.
  • 1942
    Battle of Pasir Panjang contributes to the fall of Singapore.
  • 1944
    World War II: Anti-Japanese revolt on Java.
  • 1945
    World War II: Mostar is liberated by Yugoslav partisans.
  • 1945
    World War II: On the first day of the bombing of Dresden, the British Royal Air Force and the United States Army Air Forces begin fire-bombing Dresden, the capital of the German state of Saxony.
  • 1949
    The Knesset (Israeli parliament) convenes for the first time.
  • 1953
    New Year’s Day in Chinese calendar. Start of the year of the Water Snake in Chinese astrology.
  • 1961
    Discovery of the chemical elements: Element 103, Lawrencium, is first synthesized at the University of California.
  • 1962
    First Lady Jacqueline Kennedy takes television viewers on a tour of the White House.
  • 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.
  • 1981
    Stardust Disaster: A fire in a Dublin nightclub kills 48 people
  • 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.
  • 2005
    Seven people are killed and 151 wounded in a series of bombings by suspected al-Qaeda-linked militants that hit the Philippines’ Makati financial district in Metro Manila, Davao City, and General Santos City.
  • 2008
    Northern Illinois University shooting: a gunman opened fire in a lecture hall of the DeKalb County, Illinois university resulting in 6 fatalities (including gunman) and 18 injuries.

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