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 - Oscar Wilde
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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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