Today in World War II History—February 14, 1940 & 1945
80 Years Ago—February 14, 1940: IRA detonates five bombs in Birmingham, England, in retaliation for execution of IRA bombers; no injuries.
Food rationing begins in Vatican City.
75 Years Ago—Feb. 14, 1945: Starting late the night of February 13, 805 RAF bombers and 311 US Eighth Air Force B-17s bomb Dresden, Germany, starting a firestorm that kills at least 37,000.