On this day: February 14

POSTED: 08:55 PM PST Feb 13, 2013    UPDATED: 11:00 PM PST Feb 13, 2014 

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 - Alexander Graham Bell
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Library and Archives Canada

1876: Alexander Graham Bell applies for a patent for the telephone, as does electrical engineer Elisha Gray. Bell's patent (No. 174,465) would be issued on March 7, 1876, by the U.S. Patent Office.

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