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Notable Historical Events for February 14th

19942nd ESPY Awards: Barry Bonds, Julie Krone win

1931The original "Dracula", starring Bela Lugosi as the titular vampire, is released

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

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

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

1995The Portland Trail Blazers trade Clyde Drexler to the Houston Rockets, who end up winning the 1995 NBA Championship

198849th PGA Seniors Golf Championship: Gary Player

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

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

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

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Notable Birthdays on February 14th

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

1944Carl Bernstein, Washington Post investigative reporter (Watergate)

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

1972Rob Thomas, lead singer of pop band Matchbox Twenty

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Notable Weddings on February 14th

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

1988Astronaut Buzz Aldrin (58) weds Lois Driggs Cannon

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

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

1978Country singer Roger Miller (42) weds Mary Arnold

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

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

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

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

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

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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

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Notable Deaths on February 14th

1780William Blackstone, English lawyer, dies at 56

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

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

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

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

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