This day in history - February 14

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This day in history - February 14.

 

What happened on this day in history? Important events on this day in history, February 14, had a major impact on the history of the world. Pivotal occurrences that happened on February 14 were connected with events relating to the Strasbourg Massacre, Coronation of Akbar I, Death of James Cook, Battle of Cape St. Vincent, Foundation of Great Ormond Street Hospital for Sick Children, Foundation of the United States Department of Commerce and Labor, Birth of Lois Maxwell, St. Valentine's Day Massacre, 1984 Winter Olympics Ice Dance Gold Medal Performance and Foundation of YouTube. Many famous people were associated with these momentous events including Peter Swarber, Abu'l-Fath Jalal-ud-din Muhammad Akbar, James Cook, John Jervis, Horatio Nelson, Charles West, George B. Cortelyou, Theodore Roosevelt, Lois Maxwell, Sean Connery, Roger Moore, Al Capone, Christopher Dean, Jayne Torvill and Steve Chen, Chad Hurley, Jawed Karim.

Strasbourg Massacre - February 14, 1349: On this day in history, February 14, 1349, momentous events took place today in Starsbourg, France, with regard to the Strasbourg Massacre. In 1349 Anti-Semitism was rife in Strasbourg, mainly due to the criticism of Jews' practices as money lenders. With the onset of the Black Death, the Jews were also accused of poisoning the water. Ammanmeister, Peter Swarber, and the other masters of the city who were protecting the jews, were overthrown by rebels. The rebels had the Jews led to a house, outside the city, where they were burnt alive. The children and some of the women were spared . The famous people associated with this historical event on this day in history: February 14, 1349 were Peter Swarber. Facts on this day in History February 14: Events on this day in history: Strasbourg Massacre *** Date: February 14, 1349 *** Place: Starsbourg, France *** Category: Massacre *** Historical Period: 14th Century *** This day in history ***

Coronation of Akbar I - February 14, 1556: On this day in history, February 14, 1556, critical events took place today in Punjab, India, regarding the Coronation of Akbar I. Abu'l-Fath Jalal-ud-din Muhammad Akbar became the third Mughal Emporer, Akbar I, when he succeeded his father Humayan on February 14, 1556. As he was only 13 when he began his reign, Bairam Khan ruled as regent. Akbar created a stable empire through multicultural tolerance, social reform and the creation of a robust military system. He also greatly enlarged the wealth and size of his empire. The famous people associated with this historical event on this day in history: February 14, 1556 were Abu'l-Fath Jalal-ud-din Muhammad Akbar. Facts on this day in History February 14: Events on this day in history: Coronation of Akbar I *** Date: February 14, 1556 *** Place: Punjab, India *** Category: Politics *** Historical Period: 16th Century *** This day in history ***

Death of James Cook - February 14, 1779: On this day in history, February 14, 1779, significant events took place today in Kealakekua Bay, Hawaii, respecting the Death of James Cook. Four weeks after leaving Hawaii, Captain James Cook was forced to return to repair the foremast on his ship Resolution. During this visit the natives became hostile and stole one of Cook's small boats. Cook attempted to kidnap the King with a view to ransoming him. However, while launching a boat, Cook was struck on the head by one of the villagers, and stabbed to death. The famous people associated with this historical event on this day in history: February 14, 1779 were James Cook. Facts on this day in History February 14: Events on this day in history: Death of James Cook *** Date: February 14, 1779 *** Place: Kealakekua Bay, Hawaii *** Category: Exploration *** Historical Period: 18th Century *** This day in history ***

Battle of Cape St. Vincent - February 14, 1797: On this day in history, February 14, 1797, critical events took place today in Cape St. Vincent, Portugal, regarding the Battle of Cape St. Vincent. In February 1797, a fleet of 15 ships, under the command of Admiral Sir John Jervis, was attempting to intercept a Spanish fleet heading for Cadiz. HMS Minerve, commanded by Commodore Horatio Nelson, reached the British fleet after passing the Spanish fleet in fog. Nelson passed details of the Spanish fleet's location to Jervis who set off to intercept them. The Spanish fleet of 27 ships was unprepared for battle when the British arrived. This allowed the much smaller British fleet to emerge from the battle as victors. The famous people associated with this historical event on this day in history: February 14, 1797 were John Jervis, Horatio Nelson. Facts on this day in History February 14: Events on this day in history: Battle of Cape St. Vincent *** Date: February 14, 1797 *** Place: Cape St. Vincent, Portugal *** Category: Battle *** Historical Period: 18th Century *** This day in history ***

Foundation of Great Ormond Street Hospital for Sick Children - February 14, 1852: On this day in history, February 14, 1852, crucial events took place today in London, England, relating to the Foundation of Great Ormond Street Hospital for Sick Children. British Physician Dr. Charles West founded the Great Ormond Street Hospital for Sick Children on February 14, 1852. The hospital was the first in England to provide in-patient beds just for children, and is well known for receiving the copyright to Peter Pan, from it's author J. M. Barrie. The famous people associated with this historical event on this day in history: February 14, 1852 were Charles West. Facts on this day in History February 14: Events on this day in history: Foundation of Great Ormond Street Hospital for Sick Children *** Date: February 14, 1852 *** Place: London, England *** Category: Health *** Historical Period: 19th Century *** This day in history ***

Foundation of the United States Department of Commerce and Labor - February 14, 1903: On this day in history, February 14, 1903, critical events took place today in Washington D.C., USA, regarding the Foundation of the United States Department of Commerce and Labor. The United States Department of Commerce and Labor was founded on February 14, 1903, during the administration of President Theodore Roosevelt. It's first Secretary was George B. Cortelyou. The famous people associated with this historical event on this day in history: February 14, 1903 were George B. Cortelyou, Theodore Roosevelt. Facts on this day in History February 14: Events on this day in history: Foundation of the United States Department of Commerce and Labor *** Date: February 14, 1903 *** Place: Washington D.C., USA *** Category: Politics *** Historical Period: 20th Century *** This day in history ***

Birth of Lois Maxwell - February 14, 1927: On this day in history, February 14, 1927, momentous events took place today in Ontario, Canada, with regard to the Birth of Lois Maxwell. Lois Maxwell, born Lois Ruth Hooker on February 14, 1927,was a Canadian Actress. She was best known for playing M's secretary Miss Moneypenny in the James Bond films, alongside Sean Connery and Roger Moore. The famous people associated with this historical event on this day in history: February 14, 1927 were Lois Maxwell, Sean Connery, Roger Moore. Facts on this day in History February 14: Events on this day in history: Birth of Lois Maxwell *** Date: February 14, 1927 *** Place: Ontario, Canada *** Category: Entertainment *** Historical Period: 20th Century *** This day in history ***

St. Valentine's Day Massacre - February 14, 1929: On this day in history, February 14, 1929, crucial events took place today in Chicago, USA, relating to the St. Valentine's Day Massacre. On February 14, 1929, four men, two dressed as uniformed police, murdered seven men in a garage on the North Side of Chicago. The shooting is believed to have been organized by Al Capone's gang as part of an ongoing struggle to take control of organized crime in Chicago. The famous people associated with this historical event on this day in history: February 14, 1929 were Al Capone. Facts on this day in History February 14: Events on this day in history: St. Valentine's Day Massacre *** Date: February 14, 1929 *** Place: Chicago, USA *** Category: Crime *** Historical Period: 20th Century *** This day in history ***

1984 Winter Olympics Ice Dance Gold Medal Performance - February 14, 1984: On this day in history, February 14, 1984, important events took place today in Sarajevo, Former Yugoslavia, in respect of the 1984 Winter Olympics Ice Dance Gold Medal Performance. On February 14, 1984, the Olympic Ice Dance gold medal was won by Jayne Torville and Christopher Dean of Great Britain . Their programme included their iconic free dance performance to the music of Ravel's Bolero. The famous people associated with this historical event on this day in history: February 14, 1984 were Christopher Dean, Jayne Torvill. Facts on this day in History February 14: Events on this day in history: 1984 Winter Olympics Ice Dance Gold Medal Performance *** Date: February 14, 1984 *** Place: Sarajevo, Former Yugoslavia *** Category: Sport *** Historical Period: 20th Century *** This day in history ***

Foundation of YouTube - February 14, 2005: On this day in history, February 14, 2005, momentous events took place today in California, USA, with regard to the Foundation of YouTube. YouTube was founded on February 14, 2005, by three former employees of PayPal, Steve Chen, Chad Hurley and Jawed Karim. The first video to be uploaded was a video of Jawed Karim at San Diego Zoo. The famous people associated with this historical event on this day in history: February 14, 2005 were Steve Chen, Chad Hurley, Jawed Karim. Facts on this day in History February 14: Events on this day in history: Foundation of YouTube *** Date: February 14, 2005 *** Place: California, USA *** Category: Technology *** Historical Period: 21st Century *** This day in history ***

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