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The History of 14th February to Remember

8Other than hyperinflation of romance, roses and dinners

There is something special about 14th February.  What’s so special about this day?  Other than hyperinflation of romance, roses and dinners … …

 

7Australia currency was decimalised on 14th February 1966

Australia currency was decimalised on 14th February 1966. Australians swapped pounds for dollars on 14th February 1966.

 

6Bank of England was nationalised on 14th February 1946

Established in 1694 and privately owned by shareholders, Bank of England was nationalised on 14th February 1946. Bank of England is the Central Bank of United Kingdom.

 

5Michael Bloomberg was born on 14th February 1942

Michael Bloomberg was born on 14th February 1942. He is a multi-billionaire, ex-Mayor of New York and founder of Bloomberg Inc.  His fortune is estimated to be $38.6 billion, the 8th richest man in United States of America.

4Penicillin was introduced on 14th February 1929

Penicillin is used for the treatment of venereal disease such as Syphilis.  On 14th February 1929, Sir Alexander Fleming introduced his by-product from the same mold and called it as penicillin a wonder drug to cure many bacterial infections.

 

3George Washington Gale Ferris Junior was born on 14th February 1859

George Washington Gale Ferris Junior was born on 14th February 1859. He is the man who invented Ferris Wheel.

 

2The QWERTY layout you see today on your keyboard

The QWERTY layout you see today on your keyboard is invented by Christopher Latham Sholes.  He was born on 14th February 1819.

 

1Perhaps what 14th of February is best known for

Perhaps what 14th of February is best known for: The death of Saint Valentine on 14th February in the year 270. When was that again?

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Special Feature on 14th February 2017 by Caproasia Online Editorial Team