February 14

February 14

Communist Martyrs Day (Iraqi Communist Party)
Statehood Day (Arizona)
Statehood Day (Oregon)
The second day of Lupercalia (Ancient Rome)
Valentine's Day (International)

Events February 14

1876 – Alexander Graham Bell applies for a patent for the telephone, as does Elisha Gray.
1899 – Voting machines are approved by the U.S. Congress for use in federal elections.
1918 – The Soviet Union adopts the Gregorian calendar (on 1 February according to the Julian calendar).
1924 – The Computing-Tabulating-Recording Company changes its name to International Business Machines Corporation (IBM).
1949 – The Asbestos Strike begins in Canada. The strike marks the beginning of the Quiet Revolution in Quebec.
1961 – Discovery of the chemical elements: Element 103, Lawrencium, is first synthesized at the University of California.

 

 

 

 

 

 



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