Today is the 45th day of the year, with only 320 days remaining.
Valentine's Day is celebrated this day, as an annual commemoration celebrating love and affection between friends.
1779 - Explorer James Cook, is killed by Native Hawaiians near Kealakekua on the Island of Hawaii.
1849 - James K. Polk becomes the first serving President to have his photograph taken in New York City.
1859 - Oregon is admitted as the 33rd U.S. state.
1876 - Alexander Graham Bell applies for a patent for the telephone, as does Elisha Gray.
1912 - Arizona is admitted as the 48th state admitted to the United States.
1924 - The International Business Machines Corporation (IBM) is founded.
1929 - The Saint Valentine's Day massacre occurs, when seven people, six of them gangster rivals of Al Capone's gang, are murdered in Chicago, Illinois.
1943 - General Hans-Jurgen von Arnim's Fifth Panzer Army launches a concerted attack against Allied positions in Tunisia.
1961 - 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.