Today in History, English
Today in History, English

19561February 19Death2014 – Kresten Bjerre, Danish footballer and manager (b. 1946)
19562February 19Death2014 – Génesis Carmona, Venezuelan model (b. 1991)
19563February 19Death2014 – Simón Díaz, Venezuelan singer-songwriter (b. 1928)
19564February 19Death2014 – Dale Gardner, American captain and astronaut (b. 1948)
19565February 19Death2014 – Valeri Kubasov, Russian engineer and astronaut (b. 1935)
19566February 19Death2015 – Betty Lou Bredemus, American actress and coach (b. 1934)
19567February 19Death2015 – Harold Johnson, American boxer (b. 1928)
19568February 19Death2015 – Nirad Mohapatra, Indian director, producer, and screenwriter (b. 1947)
19569February 19Death2015 – Harris Wittels, American actor, producer, and screenwriter (b. 1984)
19570February 19Holiday and observanceArmed Forces Day (Mexico)
19571February 19Holiday and observanceBirthday of Shivaji or Shivaji Jayanti (Maharashtra, India)
19572February 19Holiday and observanceChristian feast day:Barbatus of BeneventoConrad of PiacenzaLucy Yi Zhenmei (one of Martyrs of Guizhou)February 19 (Eastern Orthodox liturgics)
19573February 19Holiday and observanceCommemoration of Bulgaria's Apostle of Freedom Vassil Levski (Bulgaria)
19574February 19Holiday and observanceFlag Day (Turkmenistan)
19575February 20Event1339 – The Milanese army and the St. George's (San Giorgio) Mercenaries of Lodrisio Visconti clashed in the Battle of Parabiago.
19576February 20Event1472 – Orkney and Shetland are pawned by Norway to Scotland in lieu of a dowry for Margaret of Denmark.
19577February 20Event1547 – Edward VI of England is crowned King of England at Westminster Abbey.
19578February 20Event1685 – René-Robert Cavelier establishes Fort St. Louis at Matagorda Bay thus forming the basis for France's claim to Texas.
19579February 20Event1792 – The Postal Service Act, establishing the United States Post Office Department, is signed by United States President George Washington.
19580February 20Event1798 – Louis-Alexandre Berthier removes Pope Pius VI from power.
19581February 20Event1810 – Andreas Hofer, Tirolean patriot and leader of rebellion against Napoleon's forces, is executed.
19582February 20Event1813 – Manuel Belgrano defeats the royalist army of Pío de Tristán during the Battle of Salta.
19583February 20Event1816 – Rossini's opera The Barber of Seville premieres at the Teatro Argentina in Rome.
19584February 20Event1835 – Concepción, Chile is destroyed by an earthquake.
19585February 20Event1846 – Polish insurgents lead an uprising in Kraków to incite a fight for national independence.
19586February 20Event1864 – American Civil War: Battle of Olustee: The largest battle fought in Florida during the war.
19587February 20Event1865 – End of the Uruguayan War, with a peace agreement between President Tomás Villalba and rebel leader Venancio Flores, setting the scene for the destructive War of the Triple Alliance.
19588February 20Event1872 – In New York City the Metropolitan Museum of Art opens.
19589February 20Event1873 – The University of California opens its first medical school in San Francisco.
19590February 20Event1877 – Tchaikovsky's ballet Swan Lake receives its première performance at the Bolshoi Theatre in Moscow.

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