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What Happened on February 19th This Day in History

Year Name
2012 Forty-four people are killed in a prison brawl in Apodaca, Nuevo León, Mexico.
2011 The debut exhibition of the Belitung shipwreck, containing the largest collection of Tang dynasty artifacts found in one location, begins in Singapore.
2006 A methane explosion in a coal mine near Nueva Rosita, Mexico, kills 65 miners.
2003 An Ilyushin Il-76 military aircraft crashes near Kerman, Iran, killing 275.
2002 NASA's Mars Odyssey space probe begins to map the surface of Mars using its thermal emission imaging system.
1986 Akkaraipattu massacre: the Sri Lankan Army massacres 80 Tamil farm workers in eastern Sri Lanka.
1985 William J. Schroeder becomes the first recipient of an artificial heart to leave hospital.
1985 Iberia Airlines Boeing 727 crashes into Mount Oiz in Spain, killing 148.
1978 Egyptian forces raid Larnaca International Airport in an attempt to intervene in a hijacking, 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.
1976 Executive Order 9066, which led to the relocation of Japanese Americans to internment camps, is rescinded by President Gerald Ford's Proclamation 4417.
1965 Colonel Phạm Ngọc Thảo of the Army of the Republic of Vietnam, and a communist spy of the North Vietnamese Viet Minh, along with Generals Lâm VĿn Phát and Trần Thiỿn Khiêm, all Catholics, attempt a coup against the military junta of the Buddhist Nguyỿn Khánh.
1963 The publication of Betty Friedan's The Feminine Mystique reawakens the feminist movement in the United States as women's organizations and consciousness raising groups spread.
1960 China successfully launches the T-7, its first sounding rocket.
1959 The United Kingdom grants Cyprus independence, which is formally proclaimed on August 16, 1960.
1954 Transfer of Crimea: The Soviet Politburo of the Soviet Union orders the transfer of the Crimean Oblast from the Russian SFSR to the Ukrainian SSR.
1953 Censorship: Georgia approves the first literature censorship board in the United States.
1949 Ezra Pound is awarded the first Bollingen Prize in poetry by the Bollingen Foundation and Yale University.
1948 The Conference of Youth and Students of Southeast Asia Fighting for Freedom and Independence convenes in Calcutta.
1945 World War II: Battle of Iwo Jima: About 30,000 United States Marines land on the island of Iwo Jima.
1943 World War II: Battle of Kasserine Pass in Tunisia begins.
1942 World War II: Nearly 250 Japanese warplanes attack the northern Australian city of Darwin, killing 243 people.
1942 World War II: United States President Franklin D. Roosevelt signs executive order 9066, allowing the United States military to relocate Japanese Americans to internment camps.
1937 Yekatit 12: During a public ceremony at the Viceregal Palace (the former Imperial residence) in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, two Ethiopian nationalists of Eritrean origin attempt to kill viceroy Rodolfo Graziani with a number of grenades.
1915 World War I: The first naval attack on the Dardanelles begins when a strong Anglo-French task force bombards Ottoman artillery along the coast of Gallipoli.
1913 Pedro Lascuráin becomes President of Mexico for 45 minutes; this is the shortest term to date of any person as president of any country.
1884 More than sixty tornadoes strike the Southern United States, one of the largest tornado outbreaks in U.S. history.
1878 Thomas Edison patents the phonograph.
1859 Daniel E. Sickles, a New York Congressman, is acquitted of murder on grounds of temporary insanity.
1847 The first group of rescuers reaches the Donner Party.
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 the annexation of Texas by the United States.
1819 British explorer William Smith discovers the South Shetland Islands and claims them in the name of King George III.
1807 Former Vice President of the United States Aaron Burr is arrested for treason in Wakefield, Alabama and confined to Fort Stoddert.
1726 The Supreme Privy Council is established in Russia.
1674 England and the Netherlands sign the Treaty of Westminster, ending the Third Anglo-Dutch War. A provision of the agreement transfers the Dutch colony of New Amsterdam to England, and it is renamed New York.
1649 The Second Battle of Guararapes takes place, effectively ending Dutch colonization efforts in Brazil.
1600 The Peruvian stratovolcano Huaynaputina explodes in the most violent eruption in the recorded history of South America.
1594 Having already been elected to the throne of the Polish-Lithuanian Commonwealth in 1587, Sigismund III of the House of Vasa is crowned King of Sweden, having succeeded his father John III of Sweden in 1592.
356 Emperor Constantius II issues a decree closing all pagan temples in the Roman Empire.
197 Emperor Septimius Severus defeats usurper Clodius Albinus in the Battle of Lugdunum, the bloodiest battle between Roman armies.
Famous People Born on February 19

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Year Name
1983 Kotoōshū Katsunori, Bulgarian sumo wrestler
1865 Sven Hedin, Swedish geographer and explorer (d. 1952)
1984 Chris Richardson, American singer-songwriter
1981 Beth Ditto, American singer
1959 Roger Goodell, American businessman
1991 Trevor Bayne, American race car driver
1911 Merle Oberon, Indian-American actress (d. 1979)
1942 Cyrus Chothia emeritus scientist at the Laboratory of Molecular Biology
1945 Yuri Antonov, Uzbek-Russian singer-songwriter
1965 Jon Fishman, American drummer
Famous People Deaths On February 19

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Date Name
1806 Elizabeth Carter, English poet and translator (b. 1717)
1414 Thomas Arundel, Archbishop of Canterbury (b. 1353)
2014 Kresten Bjerre, Danish footballer and manager (b. 1946)
2014 Valeri Kubasov, Russian engineer and astronaut (b. 1935)
2019 Karl Lagerfeld, German fashion designer (b. 1933)
1973 Joseph Szigeti, Hungarian violinist (b. 1892)
1927 Robert Fuchs, Austrian composer and educator (b. 1847)
1837 Georg Büchner, German-Swiss poet and playwright (b. 1813)
1953 Richard Rushall, British businessman (b. 1864)
1999 Mohammad Mohammad Sadeq al-Sadr, Iraqi cleric (b. 1943)