On This Day

What Happened on February 14, 1849

Historical Events


Famous PhotoOldest Photo of a Serving US President

In New York City, James Knox Polk becomes first serving US President to have his photograph taken (by Matthew Brady).

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James K. Polk, in a restored 1849 daguerrotype that is the oldest image of a serving American president
James K. Polk, in a restored 1849 daguerrotype that is the oldest image of a serving American president
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1849 Highlights

About February 14, 1849

Day of the Week: Wednesday
How Long Ago? 171 years, 11 months and 10 days
Leap Year: No

Star Sign: Aquarius