Wednesday 14 February 1940, Valentine's Day
It was Wednesday, under the sign of Aquarius. The US president was Franklin D. Roosevelt (Democratic).
Famous people born on this day include Porpoise and first porpoise born in captivity in US (Marineland.
'Northwest Passage' (Book I -- Rogers' Rangers), directed by King Vidor, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1940
while Mrs. Miniver by Jan Struther was one of the best selling books.
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- 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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