February 14 is the Feast of Saint Valentine, patron Saint of Lovers
Daily Food Fact: NECCO ‘conversation hearts” were first manufactured in 1866 called “Motto Hearts”
Events of February 14
Married on this day:
- February 14, 1974, The Captain and Tennille were married.
- February 14, 1984, Elton John and Ms. Renate Blauel
- February 14, 1991, Leeza Gibbons, talk show host and Stephen Meadows
- February 14, 1991, Meg Ryan and Dennis Quaid
- February 6, 1994, Brian Wilson, Beach Boys Founder and Melinda Ledbetter.
- February 14, 1994 Grateful Dead’s Jerry Garcia (51) wed Deborah Koons
- February 14, 1994, Roseanne Barr and Ben Thomas, her ex-bodyguard.
- February 19, 1995, Pamela Anderson, Baywatch Star and Tommy Lee, Rock star
- February 14, 1996, Prince/The Artist married Mayte Garcia.
- February 14, 1998 Sharon Stone & Phil Bronstein, San Francisco Examiner Executive Editor
Today’s Food History
on this day in…
- 1779 RIP Captain James Cook, British explorer who charted and named many Pacific Islands, including the Sandwich Islands (Hawaii).
- 1803 Moses Coats patented an apple parer.
- 1838 Margaret E. Knight was born. An American inventor, she invented an improved paper bag machine to make bags with flat bottoms.
- 1886 California oranges were first shipped East by rail.
- 1903 The U.S. Department of Commerce and Labor was established.
- 2003 Dolly the sheep died. Dolly was the first animal cloned from an adult animal. (Born July 5, 1996)