Wednesday, February 14, 2018
History for February 14 - On-This-Day.com
Christopher Sholes 1819, George Ferris 1859, Jack Benny (Benjamin Kubelsky) 1894 - Comedian
Jimmy Hoffa 1913, Woody (Wayne) Hayes 1913, Vic Morrow 1932
1849 - The first photograph of a U.S. President, while in office, was taken by Matthew Brady in New York City. President James Polk was the subject of the picture.
1929 - The "St. Valentine's Day Massacre" took place in Chicago, IL. Seven gangsters who were rivals of Al Capone were killed.
1932 - The U.S. won the first bobsled competition at the Winter Olympic Games at Lake Placid, NY.
1962 - U.S. First Lady Jacqueline Kennedy gave a tour of the White House on television.
1966 - Rick Mount of Lebanon, IN, became the first high school, male athlete to be pictured on the cover of "Sports Illustrated".
1989 - Iran's Ayatollah Khomeini called on Muslims to kill Salman Rushdie because of his novel "The Satanic Verses."
1989 - The first satellite of the Global Positioning System was placed into orbit around Earth.
2005 - The video-sharing website YouTube was activated.