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Calendar for February 14th, 2014

Full Snow Moon

Usually the heaviest snows fall in February. Hunting becomes very difficult, and hence to some Native American tribes this was the Hunger Moon.

Every Year

  • Sts. Cyril and Methodius

  • St. Valentine

  • 1770s

  • 1779: Captain James Cook, English explorer, was murdered by Hawaiian natives in a scuffle over a stolen boat

  • 1840s

  • 1849: James Polk became the first president to be photographed

  • 1850s

  • Born 1859: George W. G. Ferris, Jr. (inventor of the ferris wheel)

  • 1930s

  • Born 1934: Florence Henderson (actress)

  • 1940s

  • Born 1946: Gregory Hines (dancer & actor)

  • 1960s

  • 1962: First Lady Jackie Kennedy conducted a one hour televised tour of the White House

  • 1970s

  • Born 1972: Rob Thomas (musician)

  • Born 1972: Drew Bledsoe (football player)

  • 1974: First Double Dutch Jump Rope Tournament was held

  • 1990s

  • Born 1992: Freddie Highmore (actor)

  • Born 1994: Allie Grant (actress)

  • Died 1994: Pietro Belluschi (architect)

  • 2000s

  • 2003: Dolly the Cloned Sheep, the world's first mammal cloned from an adult, put to death, due to lung problems

  • Died 2003: Dolly the sheep (first cloned mammal)

  • Died 2009: Louie Bellson (big band & jazz drummer)

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