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  1. Sir Salman Rushdie still receives a "sort of Valentine's card" from Iran each year on 14 February letting him know the country has not forgotten the vow to kill him

  2. In February 1961, East Orange, NJ police arrested 14 people from their beds at home after midnight. Their crime was failing to return library books that were more than four months overdue.

  3. On February 14, 1990, Michael Jordan wore a nameless no. 12 jersey because his no. 23 jersey had been stolen, he scored 49 points, setting a franchise record for players wearing that jersey number

  4. On February 14, 1862, President Lincoln transferred enforcement of internal security to the War Department, which Stanton responded to by releasing political prisoners contingent upon taking an oath of loyalty to the United States.

  5. Stephens was born in Taliaferro County in Georgia on February 11, 1812. At the age of 14, he was orphaned.

  6. In South Korea, women give chocolate to men on February 14, and men give candy to women on March 14 (White Day). On April 14 (Black Day), those who did not receive anything on White Day eat black noodles and lament their 'single life'.

  7. Mating season of European plaice takes place from December to February. European plaice usually travel around 19 miles in 14 days to reach the spawning areas.

  8. Dave Mirra, Pro BMX Rider and Rally Racer with 14 Gold Medals in BMX competitions, committed suicide on February 14, 2016. He was posthumously diagnosed with Chronic Traumatic Encephalopathy(CTE), a neurodegenerative disease caused by repeated brain injuries.

  9. It was discovered on February 14, 1961, by a team of researchers made up of Albert Ghiorso, Almon Larsh, Robert Latimer, and Torbjorn Sikkeland.

  10. When Titanic was released, it remained number 1 in the U.S. box office for 15 consecutive weeks; its highest grossing day was February 14, more than 8 weeks after its initial release

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On February 14, 1779, English explorer James Cook was killed near Kealakekua when he tried to kidnap Kalaniʻōpuʻu, the ruling chief of the Island of Hawaii.

80 percent of people who joined a gym in January 2012 quit within five months. 4 percent of new gym goers don’t even make it past the end of January and 14 percent drop out in February

YouTube turns 10 Years Old Today (February 14)

On february 14 1876, two men independently filled a patent application for the telephone, but since none of them had actually built one, they went on a race to build it first in order to be recognized as the inventor.

Floyd Collins, a Kentucky cave explorer, became trapped inside the Sand Cave in 1925 shortly after he discovered it. After being trapped down there for 14 days, he perished on Friday the 13th of February, a day before Valentine's day. His tombstone reads "The Greatest Cave Explorer Ever Known"

The 2008 Georgia sugar refinery explosion was an industrial disaster that occurred on February 7, 2008 in Port Wentworth, Georgia, US. 14 people were killed and 40 injured when a dust explosion occurred at a sugar refinery. Some men had "no skin at all", others skin was "just dripping off them"

House of cards premiered on February 1, starting with "Chapter 1", the second season premiered on February 14 starting with "Chapter 14", Season 3 will premier on February 27 starting with "Chapter 27"

Valentine's days roots are in the ancient Roman festival of Lupercalia, a fertility celebration commemorated annually on February 15. Pope Gelasius I recast this pagan festival as a Christian feast day circa 496, declaring February 14 to be St. Valentine's Day.

In South Korea, women give chocolate to men on February 14, and men give candy to women on March 14 (White Day). On April 14 (Black Day), those who did not receive anything on White Day eat black noodles and lament their 'single life'.

On February 14, 1929, 7 members of George “Bugs” Moran’s bootlegging gang were lined up against a wall and shot dead inside a garage. The only witness to the St. Valentine’s Day Massacre was a dog named Highball. He was never the same after the Massacre and had to be put down by police.