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The History of 14th February to Remember

Other than hyperinflation of romance, roses and dinners

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

 


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No. 1 Australia currency was decimalised on 14th February 1966

Australians swapped pounds for dollars

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

 

No. 2 Bank of England was nationalised on 14th February 1946

Bank of England Nationalised

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.

 

No. 3 Michael Bloomberg was born on 14th February 1942

Michael Bloomberg was Born

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, one of the richest man in United States of America.

 

No. 4 Penicillin was introduced on 14th February 1929

The Invention of Penicillin to Sex Disease

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.

 

No. 5 George Washington Gale Ferris Junior was born on 14th February 1859

Inventor of Ferris Wheel was Born

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

 

No. 6 The QWERTY layout you see today on your keyboard

Inventor of QWERTY Layout was Born

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

 

NO. 7 Perhaps what 14th of February is best known for

The Death of Saint Valentine

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?

A Special Feature on 14th February by Caproasia.

 

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