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Feb 14, 1884: Theodore Roosevelt”s Wife and Mother Die

↑ Grab this Headline Animator On this day in 1884, future President Theodore Roosevelt’s wife and mother die, only hours apart. Roosevelt was at work in the New York state legislature attempting to get a government reform bill passed when

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Feb 14, 0278: St. Valentine beheaded

↑ Grab this Headline Animator On February 14 around the year 278 A.D., Valentine, a holy priest in Rome in the days of Emperor Claudius II, was executed. Under the rule of Claudius the Cruel, Rome was involved in many unpopular and

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Feb 14, 1929: The St. Valentine’s Day Massacre

↑ Grab this Headline Animator Four men dressed as police officers enter gangster Bugs Moran’s headquarters on North Clark Street in Chicago, line seven of Moran’s henchmen against a wall, and shoot them to death. The St. Valentine’s Day Massacre, as

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Feb 14, 1929: Penicillin Discovered

↑ Grab this Headline Animator Sir Alexander Fleming was a young bacteriologist when an accidental discovery led to one of the great developments of modern medicine on this day in 1929. Having left a plate of staphylococcus bacteria uncovered, Fleming

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