February 14 in History
1779February 14, 1779:
British explorer Captain James Cook is stabbed to death by native Hawaiians during a dispute over a cutter.
1876February 14, 1876:
Alexander Graham Bell puts in an application for a patent for the telephone.
1920February 14, 1920:
The League of Women Voters is established by Carrie Chapman Catt in Chicago, United States.
1929February 14, 1929:
Notorious crime boss Al Capone’s gang members shoot seven members of George Moran’s gang dead on a day that would become known as the Saint Valentine’s Day Massacre.
1931February 14, 1931:
The first and original “Dracula” film is released throughout the United States after its premiere in New York two days prior.
1946February 14, 1946:
John W. Mauchly and J. Presper Eckert Jr. publicly demonstrate their creation, the ENIAC, the world’s first general-purpose high-speed electronic digital computer.
1985February 14, 1985:
Singer Whitney Houston’s self-titled debut album, “Whitney Houston” is released.
1991February 14, 1991:
The film, “The Silence of the Lambs”, starring Jodie Foster, is released in theatres in the United States.
2005February 14, 2005:
2018February 14, 2018:
Jacob Zuma, the President of South Africa, steps down in the midst of corruption allegations.