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 - USS Ranger
51 / 53
U.S. Naval Academy

1778: The United States Flag is formally recognized by a foreign naval vessel for the first time, when French Adm. Toussaint-Guillaume Picquet de la Motte renders a nine-gun salute to the USS Ranger, commanded by John Paul Jones, as it arrived in Quiberon Bay in France.

Upload Photos / Videos