In honor of Valentine’s Day I thought it would be nice to give you a little background on the Holiday & a few fun facts I have put together! Wishing everyone a wonderful day filled with much love & happiness! Spread the love today!
Saint Valentine’s Day, often simply Valentine’s Day, is a holiday observed on February 14 honoring one or more early Christian martyrs named Valentinus. It was first established by Pope Gelasius I in 496 AD, and was later deleted from the General Roman Calendar of saints in 1969 by Pope Paul VI. It is celebrated in countries around the world, mostly in the West, although it remains a working day in all of them. The day first became associated with romantic love in the circle of Geoffrey Chaucer in the High middle Ages, when the tradition of courtly love flourished. By the 15th century, it had evolved into an occasion in which lovers expressed their love for each other by presenting flowers, offering confectionery, and sending greeting cards (known as “valentines”). Modern Valentine’s Day symbols include the heart-shaped outline, doves, and the figure of the winged Cupid. Since the 19th century, handwritten valentines have given way to mass-produced greeting cards. ~ Wikipedia
Valentines Food Fact:
NECCO ‘conversation hearts” were first manufactured in 1866 called “Motto Hearts”
Events of February 14 ~ Married on this day:
February 14, 1974, The Captain and Tennille were married.
February 14, 1984, Elton John and Ms. Renate Blauel
February 14, 1991, Leeza Gibbons, talk show host and Stephen Meadows
February 14, 1991, Meg Ryan and Dennis Quaid
February 6, 1994, Brian Wilson, Beach Boys Founder and Melinda Ledbetter.
February 14, 1994 Grateful Dead’s Jerry Garcia (51) wed Deborah Koons
February 14, 1994, Roseanne Barr and Ben Thomas, her ex-bodyguard.
February 19, 1995, Pamela Anderson, Baywatch Star and Tommy Lee, Rock star
February 14, 1996, Prince/The Artist married Mayte Garcia.
February 14, 1998 Sharon Stone & Phil Bronstein, San Francisco Examiner Executive Editor
Today’s Food History on this day in…
1779 RIP Captain James Cook, British explorer who charted and named many Pacific Islands, including the Sandwich Islands (Hawaii).
1803 Moses Coats patented an apple parer.
1838 Margaret E. Knight was born. An American inventor, she invented an improved paper bag machine to make bags with flat bottoms.
1886 California oranges were first shipped East by rail.
1903 The U.S. Department of Commerce and Labor was established.
2003 Dolly the sheep died. Dolly was the first animal cloned from an adult animal. (Born July 5, 1996)
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