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 - Jimmy Hoffa
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1913: Jimmy Hoffa, the labor union leader who served as the Teamsters president between 1958 and 1971, is born in Brazil, Indiana. Hoffa would famously go missing on July 30, 1975, and be declared legally dead seven years later, although his body has yet to be found.


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