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Historical Happenings on 14th February in History

Zakari123
By Zakari123 | self meida writer
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14th February is not only about celebration that we usually termed as Valentine day. A lot has happened which affects people one way or the other. In this article, we are going to look at some of the events that happened on February 14th in some recent years.

Sir Alexander Fleming Discovers Penicillin

On 14th February, 1929 Sir Alexander Fleming discovers Penicillin after leaving a plate of staphylococcus bacteria uncovered, he noticed that a mold that had fallen on the culture had killed many of the bacteria.

World War II American defeats

14th February 1943 One of the most significant World War II American defeats occurred during the battle of the Kasserine Pass. German General Erwin Rommel and African troops headed an attack against American and other allied forces in Tunisia, North Africa. The Battle of the Kasserine Pass resulted in the death of over 1,000 American soldiers. Hundreds of others were taken prisoner. This defeat that the Americans had experienced during was one of the worst of the entire World War.

A Terrorist Bombing in Lebanon

14th February 2005, A terrorist bomb in West Beirut kills 9 including the Former Lebanese Prime Minister Rafik Hariri in an apparent assassination.

The Ban of Smoking in Pubs and Private Clubs In UK

14th February 2006,  MPs (Member's of Parliament) have voted to ban smoking from all pubs and private members' clubs in England. Health Secretary Patricia Hewitt has said that the change will take effect in summer 2007. Ministers gave a free vote, despite fears of Labour M.P's rebelling against plans to exempt clubs and pubs not serving food. The House of Commons decided by a margin of two hundred votes to impose a ban on smoking in all enclosed public spaces.

Same-Sex Marriage Ban Overturned in Virginia

14th February 2014, A federal judge in Virginia overturned the state's ban on gay marriage. The decision could still be appealed and changed. This decision did mark the first time that a gay marriage ban had been overturned in a Southern state.

Aside Valentine day, these are some of the historic events that happened on 14th February in recent years.

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