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Notable Historical Events for February 14th

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

19942nd ESPY Awards: Barry Bonds, Julie Krone win

198849th PGA Seniors Golf Championship: Gary Player

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

1991"The Silence of the Lambs", starring Jodie Foster and Anthony Hopkins, is released

1803Chief Justice John Marshall declares that any act of U.S. Congress that conflicts with the Constitution is void.

1797The Battle of Cape St Vincent: British fleet under Admiral Sir John Jervis defeats larger Spanish fleet under Admiral Don José de Córdoba y Ramos near Cape St. Vincent, Portugal. Captain Horatio Nelson distinguishes himself.

1988Patty Sheehan wins LPGA Sarasota Golf Classic

20008th ESPY Awards: Tiger Woods, Mia Hamm win

February 14th Historical Events
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Notable Birthdays on February 14th

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

1944Carl Bernstein, Washington Post investigative reporter (Watergate)

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

1972Rob Thomas, lead singer of pop band Matchbox Twenty

February 14th Birthdays
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Notable Weddings on February 14th

1953Actress Agnes Moorehead (52) weds actor/film director Robert Gist (35)

1991Actress Meg Ryan (29) weds actor Dennis Quaid (37)

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

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

1903Psychiatrist Carl Gustav Jung (27) weds Emma Rauschenbach (20)

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

1978Country singer Roger Miller (42) weds Mary Arnold

2006Mobster and nbi informant Henry Hill (62) weds Lisa Caserta

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

1967Model Bettie Page (43) weds lineman Harry Lear

February 14th Weddings
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Notable Divorces on February 14th

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

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

February 14th Divorces
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Notable Deaths on February 14th

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

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

1780William Blackstone, English lawyer, dies at 56

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

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