February 14. This day in history: holidays, festivals, the most interesting dates, outstanding personalities – The News & Culture
Holidays and festivals
On February 14 the entire world celebrates St. Valentine’s Day or the Day of the Beloved. In Ukraine on this day people enjoy parties, conduct flash mobs and festive activities, while numerous cafes and shops propose their customers special offers, discounts and limited editions establish special activities.
Name-days: Petro (Peter), David, Vasyl (Basil).
The most interesting events that took place on this day
1876 — Alexander Graham Bell, an American inventor, demonstrated the first domestic telephone.
1933 — The first telephone exact time service was opened in Paris.
1952 — The VIII (VI) Winter Olympics were inaugurated in Oslo, Norway.
2005 — Establishment of the YouTube service.
On this day the following famous people were born:
1911 — Adalbert Boretsky, a Ukrainian artist of the Slovakian origin.
1916 — Masaki Kobayashi, a Japanese film director японський кінорежисер.
1930 — Georgiy Yakutovych, a Ukrainian graphic artist and illustrator.
1935 — Grigore Vieru, a Moldovan poet.
On that day the following people passed away:
1897 —Panteleimon Kulish, a Ukrainian author («The Black Council»).
2003 — Sheep Dolly, the first successfully cloned animal.
2011 — George Albert Shearing, an American jazz pianist and composer.
2015 — Michele Ferrero, the owner of the Ferrero confectionery company, the richest person of Italy.
February 14. The Day in history: holidays and festivals, name-days, the most interesting dates and outstanding personalities / Photos from open sources.