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[TODAY IN BRAND HISTORY] FEBRUARY 14, YOUTUBE FOUNDED, IBM GOT A NEW NAME, MICHAEL BLOOMBERG, DANIA GURIRA, CHRIS OGUNLOWO KWIRKLY, DJ NUFFJAMZ OLASOJI OLATUNDE WAS BORN.

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History of Valentine day celebrations:

278 AD: Valentine, a holy priest in Rome in the days of Emperor Claudius II, was executed.
Under the rule of Claudius the Cruel, Rome was involved in many unpopular and bloody campaigns. The emperor had to maintain a strong army, but was having a difficult time getting soldiers to join his military leagues. Claudius believed that Roman men were unwilling to join the army because of their strong attachment to their wives and families.
To get rid of the problem, Claudius banned all marriages and engagements in Rome. Valentine, realizing the injustice of the decree, defied Claudius and continued to perform marriages for young lovers in secret.
When Valentine’s actions were discovered, Claudius ordered that he be put to death. Valentine was arrested and dragged before the Prefect of Rome, who condemned him to be beaten to death with clubs and to have his head cut off. The sentence was carried out on February 14, on or about the year 270.

Legend also has it that while in jail, St. Valentine left a farewell note for the jailer’s daughter, who had become his friend, and signed it “From Your Valentine.”
For his great service, Valentine was named a saint after his death.
In truth, the exact origins and identity of St. Valentine are unclear. According to the Catholic Encyclopedia, “At least three different Saint Valentines, all of them martyrs, are mentioned in the early martyrologies under the date of 14 February.” One was a priest in Rome, the second one was a bishop of Interamna (now Terni, Italy) and the third St. Valentine was a martyr in the Roman province of Africa.
Legends vary on how the martyr’s name became connected with romance. The date of his death may have become mingled with the Feast of Lupercalia, a pagan festival of love. On these occasions, the names of young women were placed in a box, from which they were drawn by the men as chance directed. In 496 AD, Pope Gelasius decided to put an end to the Feast of Lupercalia, and he declared that February 14 be celebrated as St Valentine’s Day.
Gradually, February 14 became a date for exchanging love messages, poems and simple gifts such as flowers.

1876 The telephone is patented
Both Alexander Graham Bell and Elisha Gray applied for a patent on that day – Bell won.

1924 – The Computing-Tabulating-Recording Company changes its name to
International Business Machines Corporation (IBM).

1929 – Saint Valentine’s Day Massacre : Seven people, six of them gangster rivals of
Al Capone’s gang, are murdered in Chicago .

2003 Dolly the sheep is put to death
Dolly, the first mammal to be cloned from an adult, had shown signs of premature aging and contracted various diseases.

FLORIDA HIGH SCHOOL SHOOTING BY NIKOLAS CRUZ
February 14, 2018: An expelled student entered Parkland, Florida’s Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School and opened fire, killing 17 people and wounding 17 others, in what became the deadliest shooting at a high school in United States history.
Dressed in a maroon shirt adorned with the school logo, Nikolas Cruz exited his Uber outside the campus at 2:19 p.m. He approached the school wearing a backpack filled with magazines and carrying a black duffel packed with his legally purchased AR-15 semi-automatic rifle.
School staff had been warned after Cruz’s expulsion for “disciplinary reasons” in 2017 that the troubled teen was a risk to student safety. So when a staff member saw him outside, he
radioed a “Code Red” to initiate a lockdown of the school. It was too late.
Cruz entered the high school’s Freshman Building, on campus—which was mostly filled with freshman students—at 2:21 p.m. and unpacked his rifle in a stairwell. According to NBC Miami , freshman Chris McKenna, 15, spotted Cruz there and received a chilling warning from the gunman. “You better get out of here. Things are going to start getting messy.” McKenna ran outside, where he spotted Aaron Feis, a coach and school security monitor who took him to the baseball field 500 feet away and turned back to “check it out.”
Cruz exited the stairwell into a first-floor hallway, firing a stream of bullets down the corridor, shattering windows and shooting through doors. In just under two minutes, he murdered 11 people and injured 13 others. He then headed up the stairs. He was on the second floor for less than a minute, firing but hitting no one, before going to the third floor where he killed his last six victims, and injured four more in the final 45 seconds of the attack.
Terrified students ran for their lives. Others
remained holed up , hiding in classrooms, closets and bathrooms, desperate to reach their parents. Many began broadcasting the horror on social media through video and live posts.
According to the South Florida Sun Sentinel , Cruz left the hallways and went to the faculty lounge, where he set up a bipod—like a tripod on which to rest the gun—reloaded his weapon and began firing, like a sniper, at the fleeing students outside. Only hurricane impact-resistant glass in the windows kept the death toll from growing.
In all, Cruz’s attack lasted less than four minutes and left 17 dead. At 2:28 p.m., just seven minutes after entering the building, he ditched the rifle in another stairwell and left the school, attempting to blend in with the crowd of escaping students. The gunman successfully left the campus, running to a Walmart at 2:50 p.m, stopping at a Subway restaurant to get a drink and eventually heading to McDonalds. He was apprehended shortly thereafter after being spotted by a Broward County police officer.
“He looked like a typical high school student, and for a quick moment I thought, ‘Could this be the person who I need to stop?’” said Officer Michael Leonard in an interview after arresting Cruz.
The devastation felt by the Florida community—once considered the safest city in the state —was immeasurable. Previous school shootings throughout the country had prompted Stoneman Douglas (and other schools) to practice active shooter drills, and the school had employed an armed officer on campus. But it hadn’t been enough to stop the carnage. Chants for “No More Guns!” broke out at candlelight vigils and over a thousand people showed up to funerals in the days after.
Student survivors took to social media to make their anger known, giving interviews and becoming activists for gun safety legislation. One student, David Hogg, went from school newspaper reporter to activist when his plea to legislators in a CNN interview went viral.
“ Please , take action ,” he begged lawmakers.
On March 24, less than six weeks after their lives were shattered by violence, students helped organize the March for Our Lives, a demonstration in support of gun violence prevention. Students across the country were encouraged to stage walkouts, and a rally was held in Washington, D.C. There, anti-gun violence protesters from around the country—some survivors of school shootings, and others whose daily lives were affected by gun violence—celebrities, and other activists, spoke to a crowd of thousands, demanding legislative change.
Three weeks later, Florida Governor Rick Scott, a supporter of the NRA, responded. He signed a bill imposing a 21-year-old legal age requirement for gun purchases and a three-day waiting period on all gun transactions. The law also controversially permitted the arming of some school employees.
The change didn’t stop in Florida. According to the New York Times , state legislatures passed 69 gun control measures in 2018, mostly after the shooting. It was more than three times the amount of legislation passed in 2017.
Nikolas Cruz was charged with 17 counts of first-degree murder and 17 counts of attempted murder. As of February 6, 2019, Cruz was still awaiting a trial date.
It was the worst massacre till today.

2005 – In digital Advertising, YouTube is launched by a group of college students with a $16.9 billion capital investment eventually becoming the largest video sharing website in the world and a main source for viral videos.

2008 – Northern Illinois University shooting: A gunman opened fire in a lecture hall of the
DeKalb County, Illinois university resulting in six fatalities (including gunman) and 21 injuries.

2018 – Jacob Zuma resigns as President of South Africa .

Births On This Day – February 14

1951 Kevin Keegan
English footballer

1943 Maceo Parker
American saxophonist.

Michael BLOOMBERG Philanthropist.

1942 Michael Bloomberg
American businessman, politician, 108th Mayor of New York City.

Dania Gurira Actress

Danai Gurira, 40. American,Zimbabwean.

Chris OGUNLOWO CEO kwirkly

Chris OGUNLOWO of Kwirkly

Olasoji Olatunde DJ Nuffjamz

Olasoji Olatunde DJ Nuffjamz.

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