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Valentine's Day History

What you may have missed about Valentine's Day....


Today In History 269 AD, Rome: We celebrate Valentine day for love, but it’s actually about death. St. Valentine was a priest at the time of Claudius. Claudius had outlawed marriage, valentine saw this as an injustice and wed people anyway. He was ordered to be beaten & beheaded.

Legend has it that, while imprisoned, Valentine befriended the jailer's daughter and wrote her note before his execution, and that he signed the note, “From your Valentine”


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