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Notable Historical Events for February 14th

198849th PGA Seniors Golf Championship: Gary Player

1939Victor Fleming replaces George Cukor as director of Gone With the Wind

1931Bradman scores 152 Aust v WI, 154 minutes, 13 fours 2 fives

19942nd ESPY Awards: Barry Bonds, Julie Krone win

1929St Valentine's Day Massacre in Chicago, 7 gangsters killed, allegedly on Al Capone's orders

1951Sugar Ray Robinson defeats Jake LaMotta & takes middleweight title

1076Pope Gregory VII excommunicates Holy Roman Emperor Henry IV (for the 1st time)

2010Alexandre Bilodeau wins the Gold Medal in the freestyle skiing men's moguls event, becoming the first Canadian to win a Gold Medal during a Canadian-hosted Olympics

1966Wilt Chamberlain breaks NBA career scoring record at 20,884 points

1971Richard Nixon installs secret taping system in White House

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Notable Birthdays on February 14th

1972Rob Thomas, lead singer of pop band Matchbox Twenty

1935[Mary] Mickey Wright, San Diego California, LPGA golfer (4 times LPGA champ)

1818Frederick Douglass, African-American abolitionist/lecturer/editor (exact year unknown)

1944Carl Bernstein, Washington Post investigative reporter (Watergate)

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Notable Weddings on February 14th

2009Actress Salma Hayek (42) weds French billionaire and PPR CEO Francois-Henri Pinault (46) in Paris

1956MLB center fielder Willie Mays (24) weds Margherite Wendell Chapman in NYC, New York

1967Model Bettie Page (43) weds lineman Harry Lear

1922Soldier Douglas MacArthur (42) marries 1st wife heiress Louise Cromwell Brooks (32)

1943Walmart founder Sam Walton (24) weds Helen Robson (23)

1989Singer-songwriter Courtney Love (24) weds vocalist James Moreland

1984Singer Elton John marries Renate Blauel in Sydney Australia

1978Country singer Roger Miller (42) weds Mary Arnold

1967Actress Raquel Welch (26) weds director Patrick Curtis in Paris

2005Retired baseball player Keith Hernandez (51) weds Kai Thompson in Miami Beach, Florida

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Notable Divorces on February 14th

1919Theoretical Physicist Albert Einstein (39) divorces Mileva Maric after 16 years of marriage

1989Robin Givens is granted a divorce from Mike Tyson in the Dominican Republic

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Notable Deaths on February 14th

1405Timur/Tamerlane "Lenk", [Crippled], Turko-Mongol ruler, dies at about 68

1808John Dickinson, American lawyer and Governor of Delaware and Pennsylvania, dies at 75

2003Dolly the Sheep, first mammal to be cloned from an adult cell dies young form a progressive lung disease aged 6

1780William Blackstone, English lawyer, dies at 56

1779James Cook, British explorer killed by Native Hawaiians near Kealakekua on the Island of Hawaii at 50

1891William Tecumseh Sherman, Union Civil War General, dies at 71

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