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February 14 is the Feast of Saint Valentine, patron Saint of Lovers

Posted on February 14, 2012


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)


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