Who is St. Valentine?
Well depending on who you talk to you may get a different answer. I think the real question on February 14th is, who is Hallmark? I know what you are thinking, here comes a Valentines Day bash blog, on the contrary. There is a time and place in life for the lovey dovey, cutesy smootchie, gag me with a spoon stuff. If the good people of earth have deemed February the 14th a day in which we all pause to show a little appreciation to the one we love, well what's the harm in that?
Notable Events on February 14th:
1859 Oregon became the 33rd state in the United States
1912 Arizona became the 48th state in the United States.
1920 The League of Women Voters was founded.
1929 Members of Al Capone's gang killed rival gang members in the St. Valentine's Day massacre.
1989 Iran's Ayatollah Khomeini issued a fatwa, calling for the death of Salman Rushdie, author of The Satanic Verses.
2001 The Kansas Board of Education reversed its 1999 ruling and restored evolution to the state's science curriculum.
2003 Dolly the sheep, the first cloned mammal, was euthanized because of incurable lung cancer.
Happy Valentines Day everyone!