Today in History, English
Today in History, English

19231February 19Event1942 – World War II: Nearly 250 Japanese warplanes attack the northern Australian city of Darwin killing 243 people.
19232February 19Event1942 – World War II: United States President Franklin D. Roosevelt signs the executive order 9066, allowing the United States military to relocate Japanese Americans to internment camps.
19233February 19Event1943 – World War II: Battle of Kasserine Pass in Tunisia begins.
19234February 19Event1945 – World War II: Battle of Iwo Jima: About 30,000 United States Marines land on the island of Iwo Jima.
19235February 19Event1948 – The Conference of Youth and Students of Southeast Asia Fighting for Freedom and Independence convenes in Calcutta.
19236February 19Event1949 – Ezra Pound is awarded the first Bollingen Prize in poetry by the Bollingen Foundation and Yale University.
19237February 19Event1953 – Censorship: Georgia approves the first literature censorship board in the United States.
19238February 19Event1959 – The United Kingdom grants Cyprus independence, which is then formally proclaimed on August 16, 1960.
19239February 19Event1960 – China successfully launches the T-7, its first sounding rocket.
19240February 19Event1963 – The publication of Betty Friedan's The Feminine Mystique reawakens the feminist movement in the United States as women's organizations and consciousness raising groups spread.
19241February 19Event1965 – Colonel Phạm Ngọc Thảo of the Army of the Republic of Vietnam, and a communist spy of the North Vietnamese Viet Minh, along with Generals Lâm Văn Phát and Trần Thiện Khiêm attempted a coup against the military junta of Nguyễn Khánh.
19242February 19Event1972 – The Asama-Sansō hostage standoff begins in Japan.
19243February 19Event1976 – Executive Order 9066, which led to the relocation of Japanese Americans to internment camps, is rescinded by President Gerald R. Ford's Proclamation 4417
19244February 19Event1978 – Egyptian forces raid Larnaca International Airport in an attempt to intervene in a hijacking, without authorisation from the Republic of Cyprus authorities. The Cypriot National Guard and Police forces kill 15 Egyptian commandos and destroy the Egy
19245February 19Event1985 – William J. Schroeder becomes the first recipient of an artificial heart to leave hospital.
19246February 19Event1985 – Iberia Airlines Boeing 727 crashes into Mount Oiz in Spain, killing 148.
19247February 19Event1985 – EastEnders, BBC's flagship soap opera, broadcasts for the first time.
19248February 19Event1986 – Akkaraipattu massacre: the Sri Lankan Army massacres 80 Tamil farm workers in the eastern province of Sri Lanka.
19249February 19Event2001 – The Oklahoma City bombing museum is dedicated at the Oklahoma City National Memorial.
19250February 19Event2002 – NASA's Mars Odyssey space probe begins to map the surface of Mars using its thermal emission imaging system.
19251February 19Event2003 – An Ilyushin Il-76 military aircraft crashes near Kerman, Iran, killing 275.
19252February 19Event2006 – A methane explosion in a coal mine near Nueva Rosita, Mexico, kills 65 miners.
19253February 19Event2011 – The debut exhibition of the Belitung shipwreck, containing the largest collection of Tang dynasty artefacts found in one location, begins in Singapore.
19254February 19Event2012 – Forty-four people are killed in a prison brawl in Apodaca, Nuevo León, Mexico.
19255February 19Birth1473 – Nicolaus Copernicus, Polish mathematician and astronomer (d. 1543)
19256February 19Birth1526 – Carolus Clusius, Flemish botanist and academic (d. 1609)
19257February 19Birth1552 – Melchior Klesl, Austrian cardinal (d. 1630)
19258February 19Birth1630 – Chhatrapati Shivaji, founder of the Maratha Empire (d. 1680)
19259February 19Birth1660 – Friedrich Hoffmann, German physician and chemist (d. 1742)
19260February 19Birth1717 – David Garrick, English actor, playwright, and producer (d. 1779)

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