February 14, 1817 - Anti-slavery activist Frederick Douglass was born. “Power concedes nothing without a demand,” he said. “It never did and never will.”
February 14, 1903 - President Theodore Roosevelt signed a law creating the Department of Commerce and Labor. Ten years later, it was divided into two separate government departments.
February 14, 1915 - Between 8,000 and 10,000 unemployed workers turned out for a rally at Gateway Park and a march up Nicollet Avenue in sleet and slush, ending at the Minneapolis Courthouse, where they listened to speeches.