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.
1895: Oscar Wilde's final play, "The Importance of Being Earnest," opens at the St. James' Theatre in London. The farcical comedy, which satirizes the customs of the Victorian age, would prove to be Wilde's most enduringly popular play.
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