The martyrdom of Saint Valentine

February 14, 270 (year is approximated) Rome, Italy Saint Valentine is beheaded for marrying Romans to their lovers against the Emperor's command Emperor Claudius the Cruel was disappointed at the lack of men willing to join his army and blamed their lack of enthusiasm on marriage, feeling the reason for low recruitment was due to…

The first Markale massacre

February 5, 1994 Sarajevo, Bosnia, and Herzegovina The first of two Markale massacres occurs The Army of the Republic of Srpska attacked the open air market, firing a 120mm mortar shell into a crowd of people, killing 68 and wounding 144. The image shows the aftermath of one of the massacres (the other occurred August…