Tuesday, February 14, 2012

14th of February

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.

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