History February 19th

Discussion in 'History' started by mscbkc070904, Feb 19, 2005.

  1. mscbkc070904

    mscbkc070904 Premium Member

    0197 - Lucius Septimius Severus' army beats Clodius Albinus at Lyon
    0356 - Emperor Constantius II shuts all heathen temples
    0607 - Boniface III begins his reign as Catholic Pope
    0842 - Medieval Iconoclastic Controversy ends as a council in Constantinople formally reinstated the veneration of icons in the churches
    1634 - Battle at Smolensk: Polish king Wladyslaw IV beats Russians [NS=Mar 1]
    1674 - Netherlands and England sign Peace of Westminster (NYC becomes English)
    1700 - Last day of Julian calendar in Denmark
    1771 - Messier adds M46-M49 to his catalog (galactic clusters in Puppis and Hydra and galaxy in Virgo)
    1803 - Congress accepts Ohio's constitution, statehood not ratified till 1953
    1807 - VP Aaron Burr arrested in Alabama for treason; later found innocent
    1831 - 1st practical US coal-burning locomotive makes 1st trial run, Penn
    1846 - Texas state govt formally installed in Austin
    1856 - Tin-type camera patented by Hamilton Smith, Gambier, Ohio
    1859 - Dan Sickles is acquitted of murder on grounds of temporary insanity 1st time this defense is successfully used
    1861 - Russian Tsar Alexander II abolishes serfdom
    1864 - Knights of Pythias form 1st lodge in Wash DC (12 members)
    1878 - Thomas Alva Edison patents gramophone (phonograph)
    1881 - Kansas becomes 1st state to prohibit all alcoholic beverages
    1884 - Tornadoes in Miss, Ala, NC, SC, Tenn, Ky and In kill 800 people
    1906 - WK Kellogg and Ch Bolin find Battle Creek Toasted Corn Flake Co
    1913 - 1st prize inserted into a Cracker Jack box
    1913 - Mexican General V Huerta takes power with US support
    1920 - Netherlands joins League of Nations
    1927 - General strike against British occupiers in Shanghai
    1933 - Prussian minister G”ring bans all Catholic newspapers
    1934 - Bob and Dolores Hope marry
    1934 - US contract air mail service canceled, replaced by US army for 6 mos
    1938 - Soviet arctic ice research station North Pole 1 evacuated, Denmark
    1941 - #@!&% police attacks and driven away from Koco Amsterdam (by young Jews)
    1941 - #@!&% raid Amsterdam and round up 429 young Jews for deportation
    1942 - About 150 Japanese warplanes attacked the Australian city of Darwin
    1942 - FDR orders detention and internment of all west-coast Japanese-Americans
    1944 - 823 British bombers attack Berlin
    1944 - U-264 sinks off Ireland
    1945 - 30,000 US Marines land on Iwo Jima
    1945 - 900 Japanese soldiers reportedly killed by crocodiles in 2 days
    1945 - US 5th Fleet launches invasion of Iwo Jima against the Japanese
    1949 - Mass arrests of communists in India
    1952 - French offensive at Hanoi
    1959 - Britain, Turkey and Greece sign agreement granting Cyprus independence
    1963 - USSR informs JFK it's withdrawing several thousand troops from Cuba
    1968 - 1st US Teachers strike (Florida)
    1969 - 1st Test flight of Boeing 747 jumbo jet
    1970 - USSR launches Sputnik 52 and Molniya 1-13 communications satellite
    1974 - 1st American Music Award:
    1976 - Frente Polisario forms Democratic Republic of Sahara
    1977 - Shuttle Enterprise makes 1st Test flight atop a 747 jetliner
    1985 - Canned and bottled Cherry Coke introduced by Coca-Cola
    1985 - Mickey Mouse welcomed in China
    1985 - William Schroeder is 1st artificial heart patient to leave hospital He spent 15 minutes outside Humana Hospital in Louisville, Ky
    1986 - Jordanian King Hussein severs ties with PLO
    1986 - US Senate ratifies UN's anti-genocide convention 37 years later
    1986 - USSR launches Mir space station into Earth orbit
    1987 - Anti-smoking ad airs for 1st time on TV, featuring Yul Brynner
    1987 - Reagan lifts trade boycott against Poland
    1992 - Peter Collins discovers nova Cygni 1992
    1997 - FCC makes available 311 for non-emergency calls and 711 for hearing or speech-impaired emergency calls
    1998 - US hockey team destroys their rooms at Olympic village in Japan
     
  2. mscbkc070904

    mscbkc070904 Premium Member

    Mickey Mouse was welcomed in 1985 in China and now it makes more money in China than those who visit Disnayworld and Disneyland....and there is no Disneyworld/land in China....A true American market making bundles off the Chinese. Of course they make trillions of us every yr.
     
  3. Citizen Kane

    Citizen Kane New Member

    Births

    * 1473 - Nicolaus Copernicus, astronomer (d. 1543)
    * 1626 - February 18/19 - Francesco Redi, physician, refuted abiogenesis (d. 1697)
    * 1630 - Shivaji, founder of the Maratha Empire (d. 1680)
    * 1660 - Friedrich Hoffmann, physician and chemist (d. 1742)
    * 1717 - David Garrick, actor (d. 1779)
    * 1743 - Luigi Boccherini, Italian composer (d. 1805)
    * 1802 - Wilhelm Matthias Näff, member of the Swiss Federal Council (d. 1881)
    * 1804 - David Wark, Canadian politician and Senator (d. 1905)
    * 1821 - August Schleicher, linguist (d. 1868)
    * 1865 - Sven Hedin, scientist (d. 1952)
    * 1876 - Constantin Brancusi, sculptor (d. 1957)
    * 1877 - Gabriele Münter, painter, member of Blaue Reiter (d. 1962)
    * 1888 - José Eustasio Rivera, Colombian writer (d. 1928)
    * 1911 - Merle Oberon, actress (d. 1979)
    * 1912 - Stan Kenton, musician (d. 1979)
    * 1917 - Carson McCullers, author (d. 1967)
    * 1924 - Lee Marvin, actor (d. 1987)
    * 1939 - Alfredo Bryce-Echenique, Peruvian novelist
    * 1940 - Smokey Robinson, musician
    * 1942 - Paul Krause, American football player
    * 1949 - Dan Bunten, software developer (d. 1998)
    * 1952 - Amy Tan, novelist
    * 1954 - Socrates, football player
    * 1955 - Jeff Daniels, actor
    * 1957 - Falco, singer (d. 1998)
    * 1957 - Ray Winstone, British actor
    * 1960 - Prince Andrew, second son of Queen Elizabeth II
    * 1962 - Hana Mandlikova, tennis player
    * 1963 - Seal, singer
    * 1966 - Justine Bateman, actress
    * 1966 - Paul Haarhuis, tennis player
    * 1967 - Benicio Del Toro, actor
    * 1979 - Eva-Maria Bisschop, Belgian pop star
    * 1986 - Maria Mena, Norwegian pop star
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    Deaths

    * 197 - Clodius Albinus, Roman governor of Britain
    * 1670 - King Frederick III of Denmark (b. 1609)
    * 1709 - Tokugawa Tsunayoshi, the fifth shogun of the Tokugawa shogunate of Japan (b. 1646)
    * 1799 - Jean-Charles de Borda, French mathematician, physicist, political scientist, and sailor (b. 1733)
    * 1897 - Karl Weierstraß, German mathematician (b. 1815)
    * 1936 - Billy Mitchell, military aviation pioneer (b. 1879)
    * 1942 - Frank Abbandando, Mafia hitman, executed (b. 1910)
    * 1951 - André Gide, author (b. 1869)
    * 1952 - Knut Hamsun, author (b. 1859)
    * 1972 - Tedd Pierce, animator (b. 1906)
    * 1973 - Joseph Szigeti, Hungarian violinist (b. 1892)
    * 1980 - Bon Scott, musician ("AC/DC") (b. 1946)
    * 1997 - Deng Xiaoping, Chinese Communist political leader and revolutionary (b. 1904)
    * 1999 - Mohammad Sadeq al-Sadr, Iraqi Shiite leader, killed (b. 1943?)
    * 2000 - Friedensreich Hundertwasser, Austrian artist (b. 1928)
    * 2001 - Priscilla Davis, former Fort Worth, Texas socialite (b. 1942)
    * 2001 - Stanley Kramer, director (b. 1913)
    * 2001 - Charles Trenet, popular French singer
    * 2003 - Johnny Paycheck, country music singer
    * 2004 - Clark Byers, American sign maker
    * 2004 - Hermann Krings, German philosopher