Using the language of the law courts for the rituals of courtly love, the French decided to establish a "High Court of Love" in Paris on Valentine's Day, 1400. The court dealt with love contracts, betrayals, and violence against women. The French also decided it would be a good idea if judges were selected by women on the basis of a poetry reading rather than legal skill.
In 1929 Al Capone (Scarface) and Bugs Moran (Bugsy) were at war with each other for control of the Chicago alcohol bootlegging business. Scarfaces gang devised a plan to eliminate Bugsy. Scarface himself had arranged to be on vacation in Florida when the hit occurred.
On Valentine's Day morning, witnesses outside the Clark Street garage saw a Cadillac sedan pull to a stop in front. Four men, two dressed in police uniform carrying shotguns, two in trench coats emerged and walked inside. Seven members of Bugsys Gang, were lined up against the rear inside wall. However, Bugsy himself was not inside.