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February 14th Quiz - On this Day in History

What happened in the past on February 14th in our "on this day" quiz.

February 14 Quiz Questions

  1. In which American city were seven gang members slain in the Saint Valentine's Day Massacre on February the 14th, 1929?
  2. On this day in 1989, Iranian leader Ruhollah Khomeini issued a fatwa encouraging Muslims to kill which British author?
  3. YouTube was launched on February 14 by a group of college students, in which year?
  4. Which English footballer player and manager, who started his career with Scunthorpe United, was born today?
  5. In 1912, which American state became the 48th U.S. state?
  6. In 1876, who applied for a patent for the telephone?
  7. In 1852, which London hospital became the first in England to provide in-patient beds specifically for children?
  8. In 1779, Captain James Cook is killed by natives on which island?
  9. In 1975, which English novelist and playwright, the creator of Bertie Wooster, sadly passed away?
  10. In 1945, the British Royal Air Force and the United States Army Air Forces began fire-bombing which city?
  11. Established in 1694, what was nationalized in 1946?
  12. In New York City, on the 14th February 1849, James Knox Polk becomes the first serving President of the United States to have what?
  13. In 1939, the largest battleship ever commissioned up to that date by the German nav - can you name it?
  14. Which Oscar Wilde play was first performed on 14 February 1895 at the St James's Theatre in London?


  1. Chicago
  2. Salman Rushdie (author of The Satanic Verses)
  3. 2005
  4. Kevin Keegan
  5. Arizona
  6. Alexander Graham Bell (also correct is Elisha Gray)
  7. Great Ormond St Hospital for Sick Children

  8. Hawaii
  9. P. G. Wodehouse
  10. Dresden
  11. The Bank of England
  12. First President to have his photograph taken
  13. The Bismark
  14. The Importance of Being Earnest