History Stories
CATEGORY: Valentine's Day
How Chivalry Died—Again and Again
February 14, 2018

Who killed it? Read More

History’s Oldest-Known Valentine Was Written in Prison
February 14, 2018

A French medieval duke wrote the poem to his wife while he was held captive in the Tower of London. Read More

The Dos and Don’ts of 1940s Dating Etiquette
February 13, 2018

'Mental Hygiene Films' helped guide teens through the tough questions, like how to decide which girl to ask to the carnival and the proper way to end a first date. Read More

See the St. Valentine’s Day Massacre of 1929—in Color
February 8, 2018

Al Capone was widely believed to have ordered the hit. Read More

10 Things You Didn’t Know Happened on Valentine’s Day
February 14, 2014

Valentine’s Day is filled not only with cards, roses and chocolates but plenty of history as well. Read More

6 Surprising Facts About St. Valentine
February 14, 2013

Who was St. Valentine, and why do we celebrate him on February 14? In honor of Valentine’s Day, get the facts about this enigmatic character. Read More

Romantic-in-Chief: Presidential Love Letters, From Adams to Nixon
March 12, 2012

The world got to see a different side of Richard Nixon when his gushing, ardent love letters went on display at the Richard Nixon Presidential Library and Museum in 2012. Find out more about these missives as well as other passionate presidents who penned doting dispatches. Read More