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.
1949: The Knesset, the Israeli parliament, convenes for the first time, replacing the Provisional State Council that had acted as Israel's official legislature from its date of independence on May 14, 1948.
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