February 14

February 14 in Pop Culture History

February 14th is…

Day of Cream-Filled ChocolatesCelebration Day: Enjoy cream-filled chocolates, and all its variants.

National Ferris Wheel Day This day is to commemorate the Ferris Wheel’s invention and the role it played in history in amusement park history. George Washington Ferris, Jr., invented the Ferris Wheel in 1893. It was created for the World’s Columbian Exposition in Chicago is a reaction to the Eiffel tower, built in 1889 for the Exposition Universelle in Paris. Ferris Wheel served two purposes: to attract people to the exhibition and show American engineering innovation. Original Ferris Wheel measured 264 feet high, could transport 36 cars and carried up to 2,160 people simultaneously. It became the iconic symbol for modern amusement parks and was immediately a hit.

Organ Donor Day: A day to raise awareness about organ donation’s importance and encourage people to register as organ donors.

Pet Theft Awareness Day It is held annually February 14th. The day’s purpose is to raise awareness about the issue of pet theft and to encourage pet owners to take steps to protect their pets. Pet theft is an increasing problem in Pet Theft Awareness Day has been observed in many countries. Pet owners can learn more about these risks and make sure they take preventative measures to ensure their pets are safe. Pet welfare organizations have an opportunity to reach out to the general public to promote stronger legislation to prevent pets being stolen.

Valentine’s DayCelebrate love between intimate companions on Valentine’s Day

You can find more information here National Organ Donor DayWhen we recognize others who have done so much, it is important that they are remembered. Their stories of strength, courage and their lifesaving generosity are cherished. We encourage all people to think about organ donation. If you’re not already a registered organ donor, please make today the day you join the movement. Signing up is easy — register online or in Visit your local Department of Motor Vehicles. This could be the single most significant action you take.

Chicago. Valentine’s Day Massacre, when Al Capone had seven of Bugs Moran’s men murdered in Chicago. The Valentine’s Day Massacre is a well-known mass murder that occurred on February 14, 1929, in Chicago in the Prohibition Era. Two rival gangster groups, the North Side Gang (and the South Side Gang), were at the heart of the massacre. in Illicit activities like gambling and bootlegging are all examples. Seven members of the North Side Gang were killed by members of Al Capone’s South Side Gang, who were dressed as police officers. It was an important turning point. in The gang war marked the end of the North Side Gang’s existence and Al Capone became the most prominent gangster. in Chicago. The media covered the Valentine’s Day Massacre and helped cement Capone’s reputation as one of the most notorious criminals in American history. 

Peter Gusenberg and Frank Gusenberg were among the victims.

~270 – Valentine, a priest in Rome in Emperor Claudius II was executed for his illegal marriage ceremony.

1779 – Captain James Cook, the great English explorer and surveyor in During his third trip to Hawaii, the Royal Navy was attacked by Hawaiian natives and killed.

1822 – The patent (#X003456) was issued for the first practical grass-mowing machine to Jeremiah Bailey of Chester county, Pennsylvania.

1876 – Alexander Graham Bell and Elisha Gray both filed patent applications for their inventions related to the telephone. Both inventors worked independently and raced to create the first functional telephone. Bell’s patent was granted on (*14*) 7, 1876, which gave him the exclusive right to use his invention as a means of communication. Elisha Gray’s patent was not granted until several months later.

Bell is frequently credited as the inventor of the telephone. However, there are still questions about whether Bell should have received a patent first for his invention.

1903 – The United States Department of Commerce and Labor is established (it was later split into the Department of Commerce and the Department of Labor).

1912 – Arizona was admitted at the 48th state of the United States.

1920 – The League of Women Voters formed in Chicago, IL.

1929 – Sir Alexander Fleming left a plate of staphylococcus bacteria uncovered and noticed the mold had killed much of the bacteria. The mold was identified as penicillium notatum and the name changed to Penicillin.

1929 – Four men came in, dressed as police at Bugs Moran’s headquarters on North Clark Street in Chicago, killing seven of Bugs’ men in The is what it’s called St. Valentine’s Day Massacre. Al Capone’s rival, Moran, was Moran.

1932 – The US team won the first bobsled competition at the Winter Olympic Games at Lake Placid, NY.

1938 – Former silent film actress Hedda Hopper began her gossip column in The Los Angeles Times.

1954 – The TV show Letter to Loretta It changed its name Loretta Young Show. On, the show debuted. September 20, 1953.

1961 – Element 103, Lawrencium, was first synthesized at the University of California.

1962 – First Lady Jacqueline Kennedy gave a tour of the White House on CBS television.

1968 – Plaza Suite (Broadway Play) February 14. 1968. Closed on October 3, 1970

1970 – Leeds Live The Who recorded it.

1970 – # 1 Hit February 14, 1970 – February 27, 1970: Sly & the Family StoneWe are grateful (Falettinme be Mice Elf Agin)

1972 – Grease (Broadway Musical). Opened February 141973, and closed March 13, 1980

1987 – # 1 Hit February 14, 1987 – March 13, 1987: Bon JoviLivin’ On A Prayer

1989 – Iranian leader Ruhollah Khomeini issued a fatwa encouraging Muslims to kill Salman Rushdie, author of The Satanic Verses.

1998 – # 1 Hit February 14, 1998 – February 27, 1998: UsherBeautiful and Slow

2000 – NEAR Shoemaker became the first spacecraft to orbit around an asteroid, 433 Eros

2002 – The final Family Guy The episode aired shortly after Fox cancelled the show. After DVD sales showed a large audience, the episode was re-aired.

2004 – # 1 Hit February 14, 2004 – February 20, 2004: Outkast with Sleepy BrownHow you move

2005 – Youtube.com was launched.