Wednesday 14 February 1940, Valentine's Day
It was Wednesday, under the sign of Aquarius. The US president was Franklin D. Roosevelt (Democratic).
'Northwest Passage' (Book I -- Rogers' Rangers), directed by King Vidor, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1940
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Which were the important events of 14 February 1940 ?
- Denmark - Fastelavn. Children dress up, much like Halloween in the US.
- Arizona - Admission Day (1912).
- Mexico - Day of National Mourning (1831).
- Oregon - Admission Day (1859).
- Western World - Valentine's Day.
- Iraq - 'Communist Martyrs Day' celebrated by Iraqi Communist Party.
- Europe/Catholicism - Feast day of Saints Cyril and Methodius, patron saints of Europe.
- Saint Abraham (d. 422)
- Saint Valentine (d. 422).
- Porpoise: 1st born in captivity in US (Marineland, Florida).
- first porpoise born in captivity in US (Marineland: Florida).
- James Maynard: American businessman co-founded Golden Corral.
- British merchant vessel fleet is armed.
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