In addition to being Valentine’s Day, February 14 is also the anniversary of the arrival of Saudi King Abdul Aziz ibn Saud aboard the heavy cruiser USS Quincy in 1945 for a meeting with US President Franklin Delano Roosevelt. FDR was returning from the Yalta Conference–technically he was sailing home from Malta, having flown from there to Yalta (because they rhyme? honestly I don’t know)–and he took the opportunity presented by his slow chug through the middle of the Mediterranean to host a few Middle Eastern, Africa, and European leaders. Ibn Saud was one of his guests. It was the first time Ibn Saud, the first Saudi king, had met an American president.