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- 1779 - James Cook is killed by Native Hawaiians.
- 1876 - Alexander Graham Bell applies for a patent for the telephone, as does Elisha Gray.
- 1895 - The Importance of Being Earnest premieres
- 1970 - The Loft, a New York nightclub opens on Valentine's Day in New York.
- 1404 - Leone Battista Alberti, Italian painter and philosopher (d. 1472)
- 1766 - Thomas Malthus, English economist (d. 1834)
- 1856 - Frank Harris, Irish author and editor (d. 1931)
- 1895 - Max Horkheimer, German philosopher and sociologist (d. 1973)
- 1947 - Tim Buckley, American singer-songwriter (d. 1975)
- 1980 - Sibel Kekilli, Turkish-German actress (Head-On)
- 1400 - King Richard II of England (murdered) (b. 1367)
- 1779 - James Cook, British naval captain and explorer (b. 1728)
- 1975 - P. G. Wodehouse, English writer (b. 1881)
- 2007 - Emmett Williams American poet (An Anecdoted Topography of Chance) (b. 1925)
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