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