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Valentine's Day? - by Yvonne Ridley
By:Dr. Shabbir
Date: Saturday, 14 February 2009, 3:32 pm

* According to legend, in the third century A.D. Roman Emperor Claudius II, seeking to reinforce the ranks of his army, forbade young men to marry.

Valentine, it is said, flouted the ban, performing marriages in secret. For his defiance, Valentine was executed in A.D. 270-on February 14.