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Notable Historical Events for February 14th

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

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

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

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

1971Richard Nixon installs secret taping system in White House

1849In New York City, James Knox Polk becomes first serving US President to have his photograph taken (by Matthew Brady).

1951Sugar Ray Robinson defeats Jake LaMotta & takes middleweight title

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

198849th PGA Seniors Golf Championship: Gary Player

1988Patty Sheehan wins LPGA Sarasota Golf Classic

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Notable Birthdays on February 14th

1944Carl Bernstein, Washington Post investigative reporter (Watergate)

1972Rob Thomas, lead singer of pop band Matchbox Twenty

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

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

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Notable Weddings on February 14th

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

1978Country singer Roger Miller (42) weds Mary Arnold

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

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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

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

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

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

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

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