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On this day: February 14

Published On: Feb 13 2013 10:55:37 PM CST   Updated On: Feb 14 2014 01:00:00 AM CST

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.

OTD February 14 - Knesset
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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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