On this day.... February 19

FEBRUARY 19TH

  • TODAY IS PRESIDENTS DAY
  • TODAY IS NATIONAL CHOCOLATE MINT DAY

BIRTHDAYS:

  • NICOLAUS COPERNICUS (1473-1543)
  • SMOKEY ROBINSON (1940, 78)
  • CHRISTINA FERNANDEZ DE KIRCHNER (1953, 65)
  • JEFF IMMELT (1956, 62)
  • ROGER GOODELL (1959, 59)
  • SEAL (1963, 55)
  • JUSTINE BATEMAN (1966, 52)
  • BENICIO DEL TORO (1967, 51)
  • MILLIE BOBBY BROWN (2004, 14)

ON THIS DAY:

  • IN 1807, VICE PRESIDENT AARON BURR IS ARRESTED IN ALABAMA FOR TREASON
  • IN 1831, THE FIRST COAL POWERED LOCOMOTIVE RUNS IN PENNSYLVANIA
  • IN 1878, THOMAS EDISON IS GRANTED A PATENT FOR THE PHONOGRAPH
  • IN 1881, KANSAS IS THE FIRST STATE TO ENACT PROHIBITION OF ALCOHOL
  • IN 1910, “TYPHOID MARY” MALLON IS RELEASED FROM ISOLATION. SHE GOES ON TO CAUSE SEVERAL FURTHER TYPHOID OUTBREAKS BEFORE BEING ISOLATED AGAIN
  • IN 1913, CRACKER JACKS BEGIN PUTTING PRIZES IN ITS BOXES
  • IN 1923, THE US SUPREME COURT RULES THAT HINDUS ARE NOT ELIGIBLE FOR US CITIZENSHIP
  • IN 1928, THE SECOND WINTER OLYMPICS CLOSE IN SWITZERLAND
  • IN 1934, BOB HOPE MARRIES HIS WIFE DOLORES
  • IN 1942, PRESIDENT ROOSEVELT ORDERS THE DETENTION AND INTERNMENT OF 110,000 JAPANESE CITIZENS AND IMMIGRANTS ON THE WEST COAST
  • IN 1945, THE INVASION OF IWO JIMA BEGINS WITH THE 30,000 MEMBER 5TH MARINE FLEET
  • IN 1953, GEORGIA ENACTS AMERICA’S FIRST “LITERATURE CENSORSHIP BOARD”
  • IN 1960, THE “FAMILY CIRCUS” COMIC STRIP DEBUTS


  • IN 1963, THE USSR ANNOUNCES IT IS REMOVING SEVERAL THOUSAND TROOPS FROM CUBA
  • IN 1963, BETTY FRIEDAN RELEASES “THE FEMININE MYSTIQUE”
  • IN 1968, “MISTER ROGERS’ NEIGHBORHOOD’ DEBUTS ON PBS


  • IN 1968, FLORIDA TEACHERS STAGE THE FIRST EVER TEACHER STRIKE
  • IN 1972, HARRY NILSSON GOES TO #1 WITH “WITHOUT YOU”
  • IN 1973, TONY ORLANDO AND DAWN RELEASE “TIE A YELLOW RIBBON ROUND THE OLD OAK TREE”
  • IN 1977, MANFRED MANN GOES TO #1 WITH “BLINDED BY THE LIGHT”
  • IN 1982, OZZY OSBOURNE IS ARRESTED FOR URINATING ON THE ALAMO
  • IN 1983, KAJAGOOGOO GOES TO #1 WITH “TOO SHY”
  • IN 1984, THE 14TH WINTER OLYMPICS IN SARAJEVO CLOSE
  • IN 1985, COCA COLA INTRODUCES CHERRY COKE
  • IN 1987, YUL BRENNER STARS IN THE FIRST EVER ANTI-SMOKING TELEVISION AD
  • IN 1988, TWO MEN BEGIN A FIVE YEAR JOURNEY ON HORSE BACK FROM SOUTH AMERICA TO THE ARCTIC CIRCLE
  • IN 1990, ABC BEGAN ITS MINI SERIES “THE KENNEDYS OF MASSACHUSETTS”
  • IN 1993, ACE OF BASE RELEASE “HAPPY NATION” FEATURING “THE SIGN”
  • IN 1995, PAMELA ANDERSON MARRIES TOMMY LEE
  • IN 1997, CHINESE LEADER DENG XIAOPING DIES AT 92
  • IN 2001, OKLAHOMA CITY OPENS THE OKLAHOMA CITY BOMBING MUSEUM AND NATIONAL MEMORIAL
  • IN 2016, WRITER HARPER LEE DIES AT 89

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