February 14th Holidays, Observances and Trivia
We all know it’s Valentine’s Day today, which is fun enough, but look down the list below to see what other holidays fall on today, February 14th!
- Frederick Douglass Day
- International Book Giving Day
- International Quirkyalone Day
- League of Women Voters Day
- Library Lovers Day
- National Call in Single Day
- National Ferris Wheel Day
- National Cream-Filled Chocolates Day
- National Have a Heart Day
- National Organ Donor Day
- Pet Theft Awareness Day
- Race Relations Day
- Read to Your Child Day
- Valentine’s Day
February 14th Zodiac Sign is Aquarius
- Date range: January 20 – February 18
- Element: Air,
- Quality: Fixed
- Color: Light-Blue, Silver
- Lucky Numbers: 4, 7, 11, 22, 29
- Personality Traits: Humanitarian, original, likes to be right, argumentative
- Famous Aquariuses; Oprah Winfrey, Jennifer Aniston, Emma Roberts, Denise Richards,
Princess Charlene of Monaco, Shakira, Mischa Barton, Natalie Imbruglia, Ellen DeGeneres, Alicia Keys, Abraham Lincoln, Galileo Galilei, Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, Charles Darwin, Michael Jordan, James Dean.
February 14th Trivia
- 1849 – In New York City, James Knox Polk becomes the first serving President of the United States to have his photograph taken.
- 1852 – Great Ormond St Hospital for Sick Children, the first hospital in England to provide in-patient beds specifically for children, is founded in London.
- 1899 – Voting machines are approved by the U.S. Congress for use in federal elections.
- 1913 – Jimmy Hoffa, American labor leader, was born in Brazil, IN.
- 1942 – Michael Rubens Bloomberg KBE is an American businessman, politician, author, and philanthropist was born in Brighton, Boston, MA.
- 1953 – The #1 movie was, “Peter Pan.”
- 1961 – Discovery of the chemical elements: Element 103, Lawrencium, is first synthesized at the University of California.
- 1963 – The #1 movie was, “A Child Is Waiting,’ starring Judy Garland.
- 1970 – The #1 song on the Hot Country Song Billboard was, “It’s Just A Matter Of Time,” by Sonny James
- 1972 – Rob Thomas, American singer-songwriter, singer of band, “Matchbox Twenty,” was born in Landstuhl, Germany.
- 1974 – The #1 movie was, “Blazing Saddles.”
- 1978 – Danai Gurira, Actress, known for her role as Michonne on The Walking Dead, was born in Grinnell, IA.
- 1978 – The #1 song on the Hot 100 Billboard was, “Stayin’ Alive,” by the Bee Gees.
- 1984 – The #1 song on the Hot 100 Billboards was, “Karma Chameleon, by Culture Club.1986 – The #1 movie was, “Down and Out in Beverly Hills.”
- 1990 – The Voyager 1 spacecraft takes the photograph of planet Earth that later become famous as Pale Blue Dot.
- 1992 – Freddie Highmore, English actor known for his role as Norman in, “Bate’s Motel,” was born in Camden Town, London, United Kingdom.
- 1997 – The #1 movie was, “Star Wars Episode V: The Empire Strikes Back,”
- 1994 – the #1 song was,” The Power Of Love,” by Celine Dion.
- 2000 – The spacecraft NEAR Shoemaker enters orbit around asteroid 433 Eros, the first spacecraft to orbit an asteroid.
- 2005 – YouTube is launched by a group of college students, eventually becoming the largest video sharing website in the world and a main source for viral videos.
- 2008 – Northern Illinois University shooting: A gunman opened fire in a lecture hall of the DeKalb County, Illinois university resulting in six fatalities (including gunman) and 21 injuries.
- 2008 – the #1 song on the Hot 100 Billboard was, “Low,” by Flo Rida Featuring T-Pain.
- 2018 – Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School shooting in the Miami metropolitan area is one of the deadliest school massacres with 17 fatalities and 15 injuries.