February 14 is the 45th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. There are 320 days remaining until the end of the year This date is slightly more likely to fall on a Tuesday, Thursday or Sunday (58 in 400 years each) than on Friday or Saturday (57), and slightly less likely to occur on a Monday or Wednesday (56).
+ 1849 – In New York City, James Knox Polk becomes the first serving President of the United States to have his photograph taken.
+ 1855 – Texas is linked by telegraph to the rest of the United States, with the completion of a connection between New Orleans and Marshall, Texas.
+ 1876 – Alexander Graham Bell applies for a patent for the telephone, as does Elisha Gray.
+ 1899 – Voting machines are approved by the U.S. Congress for use in federal elections.
+ 1929 – Saint Valentine's Day Massacre: Seven people, six of them gangster rivals of Al Capone's gang, are murdered in Chicago.
( Births )
+ 1894 – Jack Benny, American actor and producer (d. 1974)
+ 1913 – Jimmy Hoffa, American trade union leader (d. 1975)
+ 1921 – Hugh Downs, American journalist, game show host, and producer
+ 1934 – Florence Henderson, American actress and singer (d. 2016)
+ 1942 – Michael Bloomberg, American businessman and politician, 108th Mayor of New York City
+ 1960 – Jim Kelly, American football player and businessman