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 - Frederick Douglass
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National Archives and Records Administration

1818: Although the exact date of birth remains unknown, this is the day abolitionist Frederick Douglass chose to celebrate his birthday. Douglass was born a slave in Talbot County, Maryland, but escaped in 1838 and became a leader of the abolitionist movement, noted for his for his dazzling oratory skills and incisive antislavery writing.


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