Saint Valentine dies a martyr, President Polk has his picture snapped, Al Capone sends his foes a violent Valentine's Day message, and Jackie Kennedy invites TV viewers inside the White House, all on this day.
1988: Composer Frederick Loewe (left), who collaborated with lyricist Alan Jay Lerner (right) to create some of the world's most popular and enduring works of musical theater for both the stage and on film, dies at age 86 in Palm Springs, Calif. Some of Loewe's best known works with Lerner include "Brigadoon," "Gigi," "My Fair Lady" and "Camelot."
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