February 14 in History – What happened on 14 February in Past

14 February - Today in History - Important historical events happened on this day in India and World History

According to Gregory calendar, February 14 is the day number 45 in a given year. February 14 has a special significance in India and world history, because many such incidents have occurred on this day which have been recorded forever in the pages of history. Let's know some such important events which will increase your general knowledge. The facts collected will be as follows: People born on this day, demise of famous people, war treaty, freedom of any country, invention of new technologies, change of power, important National and International Day etc.

February 14 in History - Top Historical Events

YearEvent / Incidence / Incident
1537Sultan Bahadur Shah of Gujarat died due to drowning while escaping from the Portuguese.
1556Akbar's Rajabhisheka took place in just 13 years at Kalanaur in Gurdaspur district of Punjab.
1658After Shah Jahan, Dara Shikoh defeated Shah Shuja in the battle of Bahadurpur to take over the power of Delhi.
1735St. Anna was installed in Russia in honor of the great Peter's daughter.
1747Astronomer James Bradley presented for the Royal Society, London the discovery of the motion of the Earth on its axis.
1779English explorer James Cook was killed near Kealakekua when he tried to kidnap Kalani??pu?u, the ruling chief of the Island of Hawaii.
1814Napoleon I of France won against von Blücher in the Battle of the Vauchaps.
1820Minh Mang's rule began in Vietnam.
1835The members of the original Quorum of the Twelve of the LatterDay Saint movement were selected by the Three Witnesses.
1859Oregon was accepted as the 33rd US state.
1876Inventor Alexander Graham Bell and electrical engineer ElishaGray each filed a patent for the telephone, starting a controversy aboutwho invented it first.
1881India's first homeopathic medical college was established in Kolkata.
1899The US Congress started using a voting machine.
1905Noted Urdu poet Dag Dehalvi died.
1912The first diesel submarine was built in the city of Groton near London.
1919The first serious armed conflict of the Polish–Soviet Wartook place near present-day Biaroza, Belarus.
1924The Computing Tabulating Recording Company renamed itself toInternational Business Machines, one of the world's largest companies bymarket capitalization.
1933Beautiful actress Madhubala was born.
1938The British Navy started operations in Singapore.
1939The German warship Bismarck was launched.
1942The Battle of the Bilin River began in Burma.
1943World War II: General Hans-Jurgen von Arnim's Fifth Panzer Army launched a concerted attack against Allied positions in Tunisia.
1945Peru, Paraguay, Chile and Ecuador became members of the United Nations.
1946Bank of England became nationalized bank.
1949The Knesset, the legislature of Israel, convened for the firsttime, succeeding the Assembly of Representatives that had functioned asthe Jewish community's parliament during the British Mandate Era.
1952Sushma Swaraj, the top female politician of the Bharatiya Janata Party was born.
1959The reign of the famous revolutionary Feudel Castro began over Cuba.
1961Lawrencium, the metallic radioactive synthetic element withatomic number 103, was first made at the Lawrence Radiation Laboratoryon the campus of the University of California, Berkeley.
1975The famous writer Sir Pelham Graniwal Woodhouse died.
1985CNN correspondent Jeremy Levine was released from captivity in Lebanon.
1989A fatwa was issued for the execution of Salman Rushdie forauthoring The Satanic Verses, a novel Islamic fundamentalists consideredblasphemous.
1989The first satellite based on the Global Positioning System was placed near Earth's orbit in space.
1990The Voyager 1 space probe took an iconic photograph of planetEarth that later became famous as Pale Blue Dot.
1991Upon the death of Carrie C. White, French woman Jeanne Calment became the world's oldest living person, and she went on to have the longest confirmed human life span in history, dying in 1997 at the age of 122 years and 164 days.
1992Marlene Othey made a world record of 60m indoor running in about 6.96 seconds.
1993In a fire attack in Linux Departmental store that is in Tangshan China killed 79 people.
1994Grateful Deeds, Jerry Garnia weds Deborah Hoons.
1995In 1995, Koseanne weds her bodyguard whose name was Ben Thomas.
2001NEAR known as Near Earth Asteroid Rendezvous was a spacecraft that Leeame the first vehicle to land on asteroid.
2005Former Lebanese Prime Minister Rafic Hariri was assassinatedwhen explosives were detonated as his motorcade drove past the St.George Hotel in Beirut, sparking the Cedar Revolution in Lebanon.
2005The video-sharing website YouTube was launched.
2009Naiya Masood was awarded the \ 'saraswati Samman \ of the year 2007 for her story collection Taus Chaman Ki Maina.
2010Victor Yanukovyeh was declared as the official winner of Ukraine’s presidential elections.
2011The Palestine Authority of Cabinet Members resigned and the Prime Minister, Salam Fayyad selected new administrators at the request of President, Mahmud Abbas.
2011As a part of the Arab Spring, the still ongoing Bahrainiuprising, began with a Day of Rage.
2011A 'Day of Rage' marked the beginning of the Bahraini uprising, part of the Arab Spring.
2012The Love Letters written by poets, Elizabeth Barrett and Robert Browning for each other were published online by Wellesley College and Baylor University in 2012.
2013Bankrupt Carrier, American Airlines and US Airways merge to form world’s largest air carrier to trade under the name of American Airlines.
2014The Italy’s Prime Minister, Enrico Letta resigned by following the friction within his own Democratic party.



Famous Birthdays of February 14:

YearName / Profession / Country
1974Valentina Vezzali / Politician / Italy
1980Michelle Ye / Actress / China
1977Elmer Symons / Motorcycle Racer / South Africa
1967Stelios Haji-Ioannou / Business Man / United Kingdom
1859George Washington Gale Ferris Jr. / Engineer / United States of America
1987David Wheater / Footballer / United Kingdom
1956Dave Dravecky / Baseball Player / United States of America
1838Margaret E. Knight / Inventor / United States of America
1898Bill Tilman / Mountaineer / United Kingdom
1869Charles Thomson Rees Wilson / Physicist / Scotland
1908Kengal Hanumanthaiah / Politician / India
1992Christian Eriksen / Footballer / Denmark
1939Razzy Bailey / Writer / United States of America
1956Katharina Fritsch / Academic / Germany
1679Georg Friedrich Kauffmann / Composer / Germany
1912Tibor Sekelj / Lawyer / Hungary
1945Rod Masterson / Actor / United States of America
1921Hugh Downs / Journalist / United States of America
1921Hazel McCallion / Politician / Canada
1828Edmond François Valentin About / Journalist / France
1855Frank Harris / Author / Ireland
1988Siim Liivik / Ice Hockey Player / Estonia
1967Manuela Maleeva / Tennis Player / Bulgaria
1957Alan Smith / Bishop / United Kingdom
1951Terry Gross / Producer / United States of America
1490Valentin Friedland / Scholar / Germany
1943Maceo Parker / Saxophonist / United States of America
1935David Wilson / Academic / Scotland
1944Carl Bernstein / Author / United States of America
1931Bernie Geoffrion / Ice Hockey Player / United States of America

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