Tuesday, February 14, 2006

Can't you just feel the love?

Some events that have unfolded on this day in history:

1670 - Roman Catholic emperor Leopold I chases Jews out of Vienna

1779 - Captain James Cook murdered by natives of Hawaii during his third visit to the Pacific island group

1899 - Voting machines are approved by the U.S. Congress for use in federal elections.

1913 – Jimmy Hoffa born.

1924 - IBM corporation founded.

1929 - St. Valentine's Day Massacre: Seven gangster rivals of Al Capone are murdered in Chicago, Illinois.

1943 – General Erwin Rommel defeats American forces at the Battle of the Kasserine Pass in North Africa

1945 - Bombing of Dresden begins

1945 - President Franklin D. Roosevelt meets with King Ibn Saud of Saudi Arabia aboard the USS Quincy, officially starting the US-Saudi diplomatic relationship.

1962 – President John F. Kennedy authorizes American advisors in Vietnam to return fire if fired upon.

1971 - Richard Nixon installs secret taping system in White House.

1989 - Ayatollah Khomeini issues a fatwa encouraging Muslims to kill Salman Rushdie.

1995 - Roseanne weds bodyguard Ben Thomas (the horror—the horror!).

2003 - Dolly the sheep, the first cloned mammal, was euthanized because of incurable lung cancer.

Happy Valentine’s Day, everyone!


Lesley said...

I hate Valentine's Day. It's stupid. And I felt this way EVERY year there was a significant other in my life. It's pointless and doesn't mean anything about the actual day. But this list? THIS LIST melted my cold little heart and made me laugh so hard I cried. Thank you for pointing out all the things that happened today. Happy Valentine's Day to you!

queen B said...

I choo-choo-choose you to be my voice of reason on this Hallmark holiday.

Thanks so much. Now I won't have to devour that pint of ice cream while watching the luge competition on tely tonight. Happy V-Day.