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    • February 19, 0197 Lucius Septimius Severus' army beats Clodius Albinus at Lyon

    • February 19, 0356 Emperor Constantius II shuts all heathen temples

    • February 19, 0607 Boniface III begins his reign as Catholic Pope

    • February 19, 0842 Medieval Iconoclastic Controversy ends as a council in Constantinople formally reinstated the veneration of icons in the churches

    • February 19, 1537 Weavers of Leiden Netherlands strike

    • February 19, 1574 "Spanish troops plunder Krommenie, Wormerveer & Jisp Netherlands"

    • February 19, 1582 Francis of Valois becomes duke of Brabant

    • February 19, 1594 "Having already inherited the throne of the Polish-Lithuanian Commonwealth through his mother Catherine Jagellonica of Poland, Sigismund III of the House of Vasa is crowned King of Sweden, succeeding his father John III of Sweden."

    • February 19, 1600 The Peruvian stratovolcano Huaynaputina exploded in the most violent eruption in the recorded history of South America.

    • February 19, 1619 Trial against Johan van Oldenbarnevelt begins in The Hague

    • February 19, 1634 Battle at Smolensk Polish king Wladyslaw IV beats Russians

    • February 19, 1674 "England and the Netherlands sign the Peace of Westminster, ending the Third Anglo-Dutch War. A provision of the agreement transfers the Dutch colony of New Amsterdam to England, which renamed it New York."

    • February 19, 1674 Netherlands & England sign Peace of Westminster (NYC becomes English)

    • February 19, 1700 Last day of the Julian calendar in Denmark

    • February 19, 1803 "Congress accepts Ohio's constitution, statehood not ratified till 1953"

    • February 19, 1807 British squadron under Admiral Duckworth forces passage of Dardanelles

    • February 19, 1807 "In Alabama, Former Vice President of the United States Aaron Burr is arrested for treason and confined to Fort Stoddart."

    • February 19, 1807 Vice President Aaron Burr arrested in Alabama for treason; later found innocent

    • February 19, 1819 "British explorer William Smith discovers the South Shetland Islands, and claims them in the name of King George III."

    • February 19, 1831 First practical US coal-burning locomotive makes it's trial run in Pennsylvania

    • February 19, 1846 "In Austin, Texas the newly-formed Texas state government is officially installed. The Republic of Texas government officially transfers power to the State of Texas government following Texas' annexation by the United States."

    • February 19, 1846 Texas state government formally installed in Austin

    • February 19, 1852 "The Phi Kappa Psi fraternity is founded at Jefferson College in Canonsburg, Pennsylvania."

    • February 19, 1856 "Tin-type camera patented by Hamilton Smith, Gambier OH"

    • February 19, 1859 Dan Sickles is acquitted of murder on grounds of temporary insanity first time this defense is successfully used

    • February 19, 1861 Russian Tsar Alexander II abolishes serfdom

    • February 19, 1861 Serfdom is abolished in Russia.

    • February 19, 1864 Knights of Pythias form first lodge in Washington DC (12 members)

    • February 19, 1864 "Knights of Pythias founded at Washington, DC by Justus H. Rathbone."

    • February 19, 1869 US Assay Office in Boise ID authorized

    • February 19, 1878 The phonograph is patented by Thomas Edison.

    • February 19, 1881 Kansas became the first U.S. state to prohibit all alcoholic beverages.

    • February 19, 1881 Kansas becomes first state to prohibit all alcoholic beverages

    • February 19, 1884 "Tornadoes in Mississippi, Alabama, North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee, Kentucky & Indiana kill 800 people"

    • February 19, 1906 "W K Kellogg & Charles D Bolin incorporate Battle Creek Toasted Corn Flake Company, Battle Creek MI"

    • February 19, 1913 Mexican General V Huerta takes power with US support

    • February 19, 1913 Prizes are prize inserted into a Cracker Jack box

    • February 19, 1913 Prizes are included in Cracker Jack candy boxes for the first time.

    • February 19, 1914 "When 5-year-old May Pierstorff asked to visit her grandmother, her parents had no money to buy a rail ticket. So they mailed her. On Feb. 19, 1914, May's parents presented her at the post office in Grangeville, Idaho, and proposed mailing her parcel post to Lewiston, some 75 miles away. The postmaster found that the ""package"" was just under the 50-pound weight limit, so he winked at their plan, classed May as a baby chick, and attached 53 cents in stamps to her coat. May passed the entire trip in the train's mail compartment-and was duly delivered to her grandparents in Lewiston by mail clerk Leonard Mochel."

    • February 19, 1915 British fleet fire on Dardanellen coast

    • February 19, 1919 "Pan-African Congress, organized by W E B Du Bois (Paris)"

    • February 19, 1920 Netherlands joins League of Nations

    • February 19, 1928 Canadian hockey team wins 3rd consecutive gold medal

    • February 19, 1933 Prussian minister G”ring bans all Catholic newspapers

    • February 19, 1934 Bob & Dolores Hope marry

    • February 19, 1934 "US contract air mail service canceled, replaced by US army for 6 months"

    • February 19, 1936 Manuel Aza¤a becomes Spanish premier

    • February 19, 1937 "During a public ceremony at the Viceregal Palace (the former Imperial residence) in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, two Eritrean nationalists attempt to kill viceroy Rodolfo Graziani with a number of grenades."

    • February 19, 1941 Nazis raid Koco Amsterdam & round up 429 young Jews for deportation

    • February 19, 1941 "World War II: The Afrika Korps, the corps-level headquarters controlling the German Panzer divisions in North Africa, was formed."

    • February 19, 1942 About 150 Japanese warplanes attacked the Australian city of Darwin

    • February 19, 1942 Dutch actors protest obligatory membership of Culture Chamber

    • February 19, 1942 First Japanese air raid on Darwin The city was bombed 64 times between feb 1942 and nov 1943

    • February 19, 1942 "Tommy Dorsey & his orchestra recorded ""I'll Take Tallulah"""

    • February 19, 1942 World War II: nearly 250 Japanese warplanes attack the northern Australian city of Darwin killing 243 people.

    • February 19, 1943 German tanks under Brigadier General Buelowius attack Kasserine Pass Tunesia

    • February 19, 1943 Parliament approves Defence (Citizen Military Forces) Bill introducing conscription for service in south-west Pacific war zone

    • February 19, 1944 823 British bombers attack Berlin

    • February 19, 1944 U-264 sinks off Ireland

    • February 19, 1945 900 Japanese soldiers reportedly killed by crocodiles in 2 days

    • February 19, 1945 "A U.S. invasion force of 30,000 marines land at Iwo Jima, starting a month-long WWII battle against Japanese troops."

    • February 19, 1949 Ezra Pound is awarded the first Bollingen Prize in poetry by the Bollingen Foundation and Yale University.

    • February 19, 1949 Mass arrests of communists in India

    • February 19, 1952 French offensive at Hanoi

    • February 19, 1953 Censorship: Georgia approves the first literature censorship board in the United States.

    • February 19, 1953 Georgia approves US first literature censorship board

    • February 19, 1953 Ted Williams safely crash-lands his damaged Panther jet

    • February 19, 1955 South East Asia Collective Defense Treaty goes into effect

    • February 19, 1959 "Britain, Turkey & Greece sign agreement granting Cyprus independence"

    • February 19, 1959 Gabon adopts its constitution

    • February 19, 1959 "The United Kingdom grants Cyprus its independence, which is then on formally proclaimed on August 16, 1960."

    • February 19, 1959 "USAF rocket-powered rail sled attains Mach 4.1 (4970 kph), New Mexico"

    • February 19, 1960 "Bil Keane's ""Family Circus"" cartoon strip debuts"

    • February 19, 1960 Protest strike in Poznan Poland

    • February 19, 1961 "Albania disavows Chinese ""Revisionism"""

    • February 19, 1963 Robert Frost wins Bollingen Prize

    • February 19, 1963 USSR informs JFK it's withdrawing several thousand troops from Cuba

    • February 19, 1964 UK flies « ton of Beatle wigs to US

    • February 19, 1968 "Egyptian commando forces attempt to intervene in a hijacking situation at Larnaca International Airport, without authorisation from the Republic of Cyprus authorities. The Cypriot National Guard and Police forces kill 15 Egyptian commandos and destroy the Egyptian C-130 transport plane in open combat."

    • February 19, 1968 National Educational Television (the predecessor to the Public Broadcasting Service in the United States) debuts the children's television program Mister Rogers' Neighborhood

    • February 19, 1969 First Test flight of Boeing 747 jumbo jet

    • February 19, 1970 USSR launches Sputnik 52 & Molniya 1-13 communications satellite

    • February 19, 1972 Number one hit on UK music charts - Chicory Tip - Son Of My Father

    • February 19, 1976 Frente Polisario forms Democratic Republic of Sahara

    • February 19, 1977 Number one hit on UK music charts - Leo Sayer - When I Need You

    • February 19, 1977 Shuttle Enterprise makes first test flight atop a 747 jetliner

    • February 19, 1982 Maiden flight of Boeing 757

    • February 19, 1982 UK hist DeLorean Car factory in Belfast goes into receivership

    • February 19, 1983 Number one hit on UK music charts - Kajagoogoo - Too Shy

    • February 19, 1984 "14th winter Olympics games close at Sarajevo, Yugoslavia"

    • February 19, 1985 "150 killed when a Spanish jetliner crashed approaching Bilbao, Spain"

    • February 19, 1985 ADM of Amsterdam declares bankruptcy

    • February 19, 1985 Artificial heart patient William J. Schroeder becomes the first such patient to leave hospital.

    • February 19, 1985 Canned & bottled Cherry Coke introduced by Coca-Cola

    • February 19, 1985 "EastEnders first airs on televisions across the United Kingdom, on the first night of a major identity change for BBC1."

    • February 19, 1985 "Iberia Airlines Boeing 727 crashes into Mount Oiz in Spain, killing 148."

    • February 19, 1985 Mickey Mouse welcomed in China

    • February 19, 1986 Jordanian King Hussein severs ties with PLO

    • February 19, 1986 The Soviet Union launches the Mir space station.

    • February 19, 1986 "The U.S. Senate votes to outlaw genocide, an act that took 37 years to ratify."

    • February 19, 1986 USSR launches Mir space station into Earth orbit

    • February 19, 1987 "Anti-smoking ad airs for first time on TV, featuring Yul Brynner"

    • February 19, 1987 "Minnesota sheriff office arrest FBI most wanted, Thomas G Harrelson"

    • February 19, 1987 Reagan lifts trade boycott against Poland

    • February 19, 1990 Police kill 8 demonstrators for multi party system in Nepal

    • February 19, 1990 Soyuz TM-9 lands

    • February 19, 1993 "Kenya Moore, 22, (Michigan), crowned 42nd Miss USA"

    • February 19, 1995 Linford Christie runs world record 200 meter indoor (20.25 seconds)

    • February 19, 1997 Chinese Communist revolutionary Deng Xiaoping dies.

    • February 19, 1997 FCC makes available 311 for non-emergency calls & 711 for hearing or speech-impaired emergency calls

    • February 19, 1998 Soyuz TM-26 lands

    • February 19, 1998 US hockey team destroys their rooms at Olympics village in Japan

    • February 19, 1999 Official dedication and unveiling of the cornerstone at Air Canada Centre.

    • February 19, 2001 An Oklahoma City bombing museum is dedicated at the Oklahoma City National Memorial.

    • February 19, 2002 NASA's Mars Odyssey space probe begins to map the surface of Mars using its thermal emission imaging system.

    • February 19, 2004 "Nazi-hunter Simon Wiesenthal is awarded an honorary knighthood in recognition of a ""lifetime of service to humanity."""

    • February 19, 2006 "The Rolling Stones made the largest show open to the public of the world in Copacabana beach, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. 1.3 million people went to the show."

    • February 19, 2007 Three Salvadoran deputies to the Central American Parliament and their driver are murdered in Guatemala.

    • February 19, 2007 "UK hist Extension of Congestion Charge zone for London, westwards"







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