14 February 2023: This day in history

1014: Pope Benedict VIII crowns Henry II Holy Roman Emperor

1076: Pope Gregory VII excommunicates Holy Roman Emperor Henry IV (for the 1st time)

1797: Battle of Cape St. Vincent: British fleet under Admiral Sir John Jervis defeats larger Spanish fleet under Admiral Don José de Córdoba y Ramos near Cape St. Vincent, Portugal. Captain Horatio Nelson distinguishes himself.

1876: Alexander G. Bell & Elisha Gray apply separately for telephone patents Supreme Court eventually rules Bell rightful inventor

1929: St Valentine’s Day Massacre in Chicago, 7 gangsters killed, allegedly on Al Capone’s orders

1971: Richard Nixon installs secret taping system in the White House


Source: Onthisday.com


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