Wednesday

Feb. 14, 1996

February 14

by Philip Levine

WEDNESDAY 2/14

Today's reading: "February 14" by Phillip Levine from THE SIMPLE TRUTH, published by Alfred A. Knopf.

Today is St. Valentine's Day, a festival adopted by Christians from the Roman celebration of Lupercalia celebrated on the 15th.

Birthday of comedian Jack Benny, born in Chicago in 1894.

Oscar Wilde's comedy "The Importance of Being Earnest" opened in London in 1895.

Capone's Valentine's Day Massacre took place on this day in Chicago in 1929.

The city of Dresden was destroyed in 1944 by U.S. and British bombers.

Ayatollah Khomeini condemned Anglo-Indian writer Salman Rushdie to death for blasphemy in his book THE SATANIC VERSES.

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