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FEBRUARY 19

1826 Jesse Hiatt (Iowa-born Developer of the Delicious Apple) Iowa Scientists & Mathematicians Apples Farming and Agriculture Madison County, Iowa Iowa State Historical Society
1880 Roscoe Harrison (North Carolina-born African-American West Virginia Physician, Hospital Founder) North Carolina Scientists & Mathematicians West Virginia Scientists & Mathematicians Medical Profession African-American Scientists & Mathematicians West Virginia Archives
Sports Figures
1916 Eddie Arcaro (Ohio-born Horse Racing Jockey) Ohio Sports Figures Horse Racing
1957 Dave Stewart (California-born Baseball Player) California Sports Figures Baseball African American Sports Figures
1962 Hana Mandlikova (Czech Member of the International Tennis Hall of Fame) Czech Republic Sports Figures International Tennis Hall of Fame
Deaths
Persons of Historic Significance Who Have Died on This Date
1996 Charles Finley (Alabama-born Owner of the Oakland Athletics Baseball Team) Alabama Sports Figures Baseball Business
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1881 Kansas Is the First State to Prohibit All Alcoholic Beverages Kansas Drugs and Substance Abuse Historic Firsts New York Times
1884 60 Tornados Kill 420 People in Seven Southeastern U.S. States Tornados Death NOAA
1906 W K Kellogg Founds the Battle Creek Toasted Corn Flake Company W.H. Kellogg Businesses & Corporations Foods and Nutrition Kellogg Detroit News
1910 Delaware Blue Hen Basketballer Liston A. Houston Scores 52 Points in a Game Against Lebanon Valley. Delaware Sports Figures Basketball University of Delaware Basketball State of Delaware
1966 Joe Paterno Is Selected to be the Head Football Coach for Penn State University Pennsylvania Sports Figures Football Penn State Football New York Times
1968 7.5 Magnitude Earthquake Kills 20 and Destroys 500 Homes on Islands in the Aegean Sea Earthquakes Death U.S. Geographic Survey
1984 Twins, Phil and Steve Mahre (Yakima, WA), Win Gold and Silver Medals in the Olympic Men's Slalom Washington Sports Figures Skiing 1984 Winter Olympic Games New York Times
2002 Vonetta Flowers Is the First African-American to Win a Gold Medal in a Winter Olympics 2002 Winter Olympic Games African-American Sports Figures African American Registry CNNSI

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