This Day in History: FEB 14TH

LEAD STORY
St. Valentine beheaded, 278
AMERICAN REVOLUTION
Patriots defeat Loyalists at
Kettle Creek
, 1779
AUTOMOTIVE
Toyota patriarch born, 1867
CIVIL WAR
Sherman enters Meridian,
Mississippi
, 1864
COLD WAR
Sandinistas agree to free
elections
, 1989
CRIME
The St. Valentine’s Day
Massacre
, 1929
DISASTER
Tornadoes sweep through
southern Georgia
, 2000
GENERAL INTEREST
Captain Cook killed in
Hawaii , 1779
Valentines Day Massacre,
1929
Penicillin discovered, 1929
HOLLYWOOD
Hedda Hopper’s first column
appears in the L.A. Times
, 1938
LITERARY
The Boz Ball celebrates
Dickens
, 1842
MUSIC
The B-52’s play their first gig,
1977
OLD WEST
First trainload of oranges
leaves Los Angeles
, 1886
PRESIDENTIAL
Theodore Roosevelt”s wife
and mother die
, 1884
SPORTS
Olympic speed skater Jansen
falls after sister dies
, 1988
VIETNAM WAR
Kennedy authorizes U.S.
advisors to fire in self-
defense
, 1962
Gallup Poll released, 1970
WORLD WAR I
Wilson presents draft
covenant for League of
Nations
, 1919
WORLD WAR II
Battle of the Kasserine Pass,
1943

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