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  • Maryland, U.S.
    Saturday Feb 14, 1818

    Frederick Douglass

    Birth

    Maryland, U.S.
    Saturday Feb 14, 1818

    Frederick Augustus Washington Bailey was born into slavery on the Eastern Shore of the Chesapeake Bay in Talbot County, Maryland. The plantation was between Hillsboro and Cordova; his birthplace was likely his grandmother's cabin.




  • Brazil, Indiana, U.S.
    Friday Feb 14, 1913

    Jimmy Hoffa

    Birth

    Brazil, Indiana, U.S.
    Friday Feb 14, 1913

    Hoffa was born in Brazil, Indiana, on February 14, 1913, to John and Viola (née Riddle) Hoffa.




  • New York, U.S.
    Thursday Feb 14, 1924

    IBM

    Renamed

    New York, U.S.
    Thursday Feb 14, 1924

    Watson never liked the clumsy hyphenated name "Computing-Tabulating-Recording Company" and on February 14, 1924, chose to replace it with the more expansive title "International Business Machines".




  • Michigan, U.S.
    Sunday Feb 14, 1932

    Great Depression

    Michigan becomes the first state in the U.S. to declare an indefinite bank holiday

    Michigan, U.S.
    Sunday Feb 14, 1932

    Michigan becomes the first state in the U.S. to declare an indefinite bank holiday, in an attempt to stem the impending collapse of First National Bank of Detroit and the Guardian National Bank of Commerce, the two largest banks in Detroit. First National and Guardian National were threatened with failure if the Ford Motor Company made good on its desire to withdraw all of its deposits in the two banks; Ford needed the cash to cover its $75 million loss in 1932.




  • Memphis, Tennessee, U.S.
    Sunday Feb 14, 1999

    Dwayne Johnson

    St. Valentine's Day Massacre: In Your House

    Memphis, Tennessee, U.S.
    Sunday Feb 14, 1999

    Mankind and The Rock faced off again, at St. Valentine's Day Massacre: In Your House, in a Last Man Standing match which ended in a draw, meaning Mankind retained the title.




  • San Mateo, California, United States
    Monday Feb 14, 2005

    YouTube

    YouTube was founded

    San Mateo, California, United States
    Monday Feb 14, 2005

    YouTube was founded by Steve Chen, Chad Hurley, and Jawed Karim, who were all early employees of PayPal. YouTube's early headquarters were situated above a pizzeria and Japanese restaurant in San Mateo, California.




  • U.S.
    Monday Feb 14, 2011

    Dwayne Johnson

    The Rock Was Revealed as the Host of WrestleMania XXVII

    U.S.
    Monday Feb 14, 2011

    On February 14, 2011, The Rock was revealed as the host of WrestleMania XXVII, appearing live on Raw for the first time in almost seven years. During a lengthy promo, he addressed the fans and started a feud with John Cena. After he and Cena exchanged insults, The Miz and Alex Riley appeared and attacked The Rock; he fended off Miz and Riley, only for Cena to blindside him with an Attitude Adjustment.


  • Parkland, Florida, U.S.
    Wednesday Feb 14, 2018

    Mass Shootings in the United States

    Stoneman Douglas High School Shooting

    Parkland, Florida, U.S.
    Wednesday Feb 14, 2018

    On February 14, 2018, a gunman opened fire with a semi-automatic rifle at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida, killing 17 people and injuring 17 others. Witnesses identified Nikolas Cruz, a 19-year-old former student at the school, as the assailant. Cruz fled the scene on foot by blending with other students. He was arrested without incident about an hour later in nearby Coral Springs.


  • U.S.
    Thursday Feb 14, 2019

    Apple Inc.

    DataTiger

    U.S.
    Thursday Feb 14, 2019

    On February 14, 2019, Apple acquired DataTiger for its digital marketing technology.


  • Arlington, Virginia, U.S.
    Thursday Feb 14, 2019

    Amazon

    Amazon would focus solely on Arlington location

    Arlington, Virginia, U.S.
    Thursday Feb 14, 2019

    On February 14, 2019, Amazon announced it was not moving forward with plans to build HQ2 in Queens but would instead focus solely on the Arlington location. The company plans to locate at least 25,000 employees at HQ2 by 2030 and will invest more than US$2.5 billion to establish its new headquarters in Crystal City as well as neighboring Pentagon City and Potomac Yard, an area jointly marketed as "National Landing." The announcement also created a new partnership with Virginia Tech to develop a revolutionary Innovation Campus to fill demand for high-tech talent in National Landing and beyond.


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