14 Horrible Moments in Valentine’s Day History

For the happily married or otherwise intimately involved, Valentine’s Day conjures up images of romance, flowers, candlelit dinners and romantic getaways. The lonely and lovelorn, however, dread the date each year as if their taxes were due. Those who think they’ve had a miserable February 14th in the past might just take solace in the fact that they really have no idea just how bad it can get. There’s a sinister side to the holiday that remains largely unmentioned – a darker history of death and despair. Although we still celebrate it today, Saint Valentine was actually removed from the calendar of celebrated saints’ days in 1969 – perhaps due to the array of hideous events which have occurred on the date throughout history. And with that, please try to enjoy the 14 most truly horrible events in the history of Valentine’s Day: