Today in History, English
Today in History, English

17821February 14Death2013 – Ronald Dworkin, American philosopher and scholar (b. 1931)
17822February 14Death2013 – Goldie Harvey, Nigerian singer-songwriter (b. 1983)
17823February 14Death2013 – T. L. Osborn, American evangelist and author (b. 1923)
17824February 14Death2013 – Reeva Steenkamp, South African model (b. 1983)
17825February 14Death2013 – Kazuo Tsunoda, Japanese lieutenant and pilot (b. 1918)
17826February 14Death2014 – George Anastaplo, American philosopher, author, and academic (b. 1925)
17827February 14Death2014 – Tom Finney, English footballer (b. 1922)
17828February 14Death2014 – Jim Fregosi, American baseball player and manager (b. 1942)
17829February 14Death2014 – John Henson, American puppeteer and voice actor (b. 1965)
17830February 14Death2014 – Chris Pearson, Canadian politician, 1st Premier of Yukon (b. 1931)
17831February 14Death2014 – Mike Stepovich, American lawyer and politician, Governor of Alaska Territory (b. 1919)
17832February 14Death2015 – Pamela Cundell, English actress (b. 1920)
17833February 14Death2015 – Louis Jourdan, French-American actor and singer (b. 1921)
17834February 14Death2015 – Philip Levine, American poet and academic (b. 1928)
17835February 14Death2015 – Franjo Mihalić, Croatian-Serbian runner and coach (b. 1920)
17836February 14Death2015 – Wim Ruska, Dutch wrestler and martial artist (b. 1940)
17837February 14Holiday and observanceChristian feast day:Cyril and Methodius, patron saints of Europe (Roman Catholic Church)ValentineFebruary 14 (Eastern Orthodox liturgics)
17838February 14Holiday and observanceCommunist Martyrs Day (Iraqi Communist Party)
17839February 14Holiday and observanceStatehood Day (Arizona)
17840February 14Holiday and observanceStatehood Day (Oregon)
17841February 14Holiday and observanceThe second day of Lupercalia (Ancient Rome)
17842February 14Holiday and observanceValentine's Day (International)
17843February 15Event590 – Khosrau II is crowned king of Persia.
17844February 15Event706 – Byzantine emperor Justinian II has his predecessors Leontios and Tiberios III publicly executed in the Hippodrome of Constantinople.
17845February 15Event1113 – Pope Paschal II issues a bill sanctioning the establishment of the Order of Hospitallers.
17846February 15Event1214 – John, King of England, lands an invasion force at La Rochelle in France.
17847February 15Event1493 – While on board the Niña, Christopher Columbus writes an open letter (widely distributed upon his return to Portugal) describing his discoveries and the unexpected items he came across in the New World.
17848February 15Event1637 – Ferdinand III becomes Holy Roman Emperor.
17849February 15Event1690 – Constantin Cantemir, Prince of Moldavia, and the Holy Roman Empire sign a secret treaty in Sibiu, stipulating that Moldavia would support the actions led by the House of Habsburg against the Ottoman Empire.
17850February 15Event1764 – The city of St. Louis is established in Spanish Louisiana (now in Missouri, USA).

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