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|Posted: Sat Feb 14, 2009 10:29 am Post subject: Valentine's Day? - Yvonne Ridley
* 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.