On this day: February 14

POSTED: 08:55 PM PST Feb 13, 2013    UPDATED: 11:00 PM PST Feb 13, 2016 

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 - Anna Howard Shaw
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1847: Anna Howard Shaw, one of the most influential leaders of the women's suffrage movement, is born in Newcastle-on-Tyne, England. Shaw, who was also a physician and the first ordained female Methodist minister in the United States, joined the National Woman Suffrage Association in 1888 at the encouragement of Susan B. Anthony and was a driving force in the organization.


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