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On This Day — February 14th

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February 14th is the 45th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. There are 320 days remaining until the end of the year (321 in leap years). This date is slightly more likely to fall on a Tuesday, Thursday or Sunday (58 in 400 years each) than on Friday or Saturday (57), and slightly less likely to occur on a Monday or Wednesday (56).

Historical Events:

1779 – James Cook is killed by Native Hawaiians near Kealakekua on the Island of Hawaii.

1924 – The Computing-Tabulating-Recording Company changes its name to International Business Machines Corporation (IBM).

1929 – Saint Valentine’s Day Massacre: Seven people, six of them gangster rivals of Al Capone’s gang, are murdered in Chicago.

1990 – The Voyager 1 spacecraft takes the photograph of planet Earth that later become famous as Pale Blue Dot.

2005 – YouTube is launched by a group of college students, eventually becoming the largest video sharing website in the world and a main source for viral videos.

Celebrity Births:

The Walking Dead Actress Danai Gurira turns 40

Actor Freddie Highmore turns 26

Star Trek Actor Simon Pegg turns 48

Businessman Michael Bloomberg turns 76

Actor Jake Lacy turns 33

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