Sunday, November 27, 2022 (Week 48)

February 19 in History

What happened on February 19 in history?

A chronological timetable of historical events that occurred on february 19 in history. Historical facts of the day in the areas of military, politics, science, music, sports, arts, entertainment and more. Discover what happened on february 19 in history.

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1987
New York Governor Mario Cuomo declares that he will not run for president in the next election.
1981
The U.S. State Department calls El Salvador a “textbook case” of a Communist plot.
1976
Britain slashes welfare spending.
1966
Robert F. Kennedy suggests the United States offer the Vietcong a role in governing South Vietnam.
1965
Fourteen Vietnam War protesters are arrested for blocking the United Nations’ doors in New York.
1944
The U.S. Eighth Air Force and Royal Air Force begin “Big Week,” a series of heavy bomber attacks against German aircraft production facilities.
1942
Port Darwin, on the northern coast of Australia, is bombed by the Japanese.
1926
Dr. Lane of Princeton estimates the earth’s age at one billion years.
1925
President Calvin Coolidge proposes the phasing out of inheritance tax.
1919
The First Pan African Congress meets in Paris, France.
1917
American troops are recalled from the Mexican border.
1915
British and French warships begin their attacks on the Turkish forts at the mouth of the Dardenelles, in an abortive expedition to seize the straits of Gallipoli.
1903
The Austria-Hungary government decrees a mandatory two year military service.
1902
Smallpox vaccination becomes obligatory in France.
1861
Russian Tsar Alexander II abolishes serfdom.
1847
Rescuers finally reach the ill-fated Donner Party in the Sierras.
1807
Vice President Aaron Burr is arrested in Alabama for treason. He is later found innocent.
1701
Philip V of Spain makes his ceremonial entry into Madrid.
1408
The revolt of Henry Percy, Earl of Northumberland, against King Henry IV, ends with his defeat and death at Bramham Moor.