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Valentine's Day Trivia

Happy Valentine's Day!  We've gathered a few interesting facts about this popular February day.  How many are you able to answer?

Valentine's Day Trivia:

  1. What year were conversaion hearts candies invented?
  2. The telephone was patented on February 14, 1876, by what inventor?
  3. Why did Teddy Roosevelt’s diary entry for February 14, 1884, read: “The light has gone out of my life”?
  4. Why are kisses and hugs represented by “XOXO”?
  5. Penicillin was introduced on February 14th, 1929, by what young bacteriologist?

Answers to Valentine's Day Trivia:

  1. 1866.  Sweethearts first began making their candy hearts in 1866. The candy was then taken over by Necco in 1901 and has since become one of the most popular Valentine's Day candies!
  2. Alexander Graham Bell
  3. Sadly, his mother and wife both passed away within hours of each other on that day.
  4. Looking back through the history of Valentine’s Day, it’s believed that people who were unable to write their names during medieval times would sign their name with an X, then kiss it to show their sincerity.
  5. Alexander Fleming