- February 19 is the 50th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar.
- There are 315 days remaining until the end of the year (316 in leap years).
- The preceding day is February 18
- Next day is February 20.
February 19th Deaths (Here)
February 19 Events:
197 – Septimius Severus (Roman Emperor) defeats usurper Clodius Albinus in the Battle of Lugdunum.
1594 – Sigismund III (of the House of Vasa) is crowned King of Sweden, succeeding his father John III of Sweden.
1600 – The Peruvian stratovolcano Huaynaputina explodes.
1674 – Treaty of Westminster signed by England & the Netherlands - ends the Third Anglo-Dutch War.
1807 – Former Vice President of the United States Aaron Burr is arrested for treason.
1819 – William Smith (British explorer) discovers the South Shetland Islands.
1846 – Austin, Texas the newly formed Texas state government is officially installed.
1847 – The first group of rescuers reaches the Donner Party.
1859 – Daniel E. Sickles, NY congressman - acquitted of murder on grounds of temporary insanity.
1861 – Serfdom abolished in Russia.
1864 – Knights of Pythias are founded by Justus H. Rathbone in Washington, D.C.
1878 – Thomas Edison patents the phonograph.
1884 – The Enigma tornado outbreak occurs.
1937 – During Viceregal Palacec ceremony in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, 2 Eritrean nationalists attempt to kill viceroy Rodolfo Graziani.
1942 – Japanese warplanes (~ 250) attack Australian city of Darwin killing 243 people (World War II).
1942 – President Franklin D. Roosevelt signs the executive order 9066, allowing the United States military to relocate Japanese-Americans to Japanese internment camps (World War II).
1943 – Battle of the Kasserine Pass in Tunisia begins (World War II).
1945 – Battle of Iwo Jima (World War II).
1949 – Ezra Pound is awarded the first Bollingen Prize in poetry.
1953 – Georgia approves 1st literature censorship board in the United States.
1959 – Cyprus granted independence by United Kingdom.
1963 – Publication of Betty Friedan's The Feminine Mystique.
1972 – The Asama-Sansō hostage standoff begins in Japan.
1976 – Executive Order 9066 is rescinded by President Gerald R. Ford's Proclamation 4417
1978 – Egyptian forces raid Larnaca International Airport in an attempt to intervene in a hijacking, without authorisation from the Republic of Cyprus authorities.
1985 – William J. Schroeder (artificial heart recipient) becomes the 1st such patient to leave hospital.
1985 – Iberia Airlines Boeing 727 crashes into Mount Oiz in Spain.
1986 – Akkaraipattu massacre - Sri Lankan Army massacres 80 Tamil farm workers.
1986 – The Soviet Union launches its Mir spacecraft.
1999 – Posthumous pardon issued by President Bill Clinton for U.S. Army Lt. Henry Ossian Flipper.
2001 – Oklahoma City bombing museum is dedicated at the Oklahoma City National Memorial.
2002 – NASA's Mars Odyssey space probe begins to map the surface of Mars - the probe using a thermal emission imaging system.
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