About February 14

February 14, 2022 is the 45th day of the year 2022 in the Gregorian calendar. There are 320 days remaining until the end of this year. The day of the week is Monday.

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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 342 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.
  • 1076
    Pope Gregory VII excommunicates Henry IV, Holy Roman Emperor.
  • 1349
    Approximately 2,000 Jews are burned to death by mobs or forcibly removed from the city of Strasbourg.
  • 1778
    The United States Flag is formally recognized by a foreign naval vessel for the first time, when French Admiral Toussaint-Guillaume Picquet de la Motte rendered a nine gun salute to USS Ranger, commanded by John Paul Jones.
  • 1843
    The event that inspired the Beatles song Being for the Benefit of Mr. Kite! is held in England.
  • 1879
    The War of the Pacific breaks out when Chilean armed forces occupy the Bolivian port city of Antofagasta.
  • 1915
    New Year’s Day in Chinese calendar. Start of the year of the Wood Rabbit in Chinese astrology.
  • 1920
    The League of Women Voters is founded in Chicago, Illinois.
  • 1924
    The Computing-Tabulating-Recording Company changes its name to International Business Machines Corporation (IBM).
  • 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.
  • 1949
    The Knesset (Israeli parliament) convenes for the first time.
  • 1956
    The XX Congress of the Communist Party of the Soviet Union begins in Moscow. On the last night of the meeting, Premier Nikita Khrushchev condemns Joseph Stalin’s crimes in a secret speech.
  • 1966
    Australian currency is decimalised.
  • 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.
  • 1989
    Iranian leader Ruhollah Khomeini issues a fatwa encouraging Muslims to kill the author of The Satanic Verses, Salman Rushdie.
  • 1989
    Union Carbide agrees to pay $470 million to the Indian government for damages it caused in the 1984 Bhopal Disaster.
  • 2000
    The spacecraft NEAR Shoemaker enters orbit around asteroid 433 Eros, the first spacecraft to orbit an asteroid.

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