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FEBRUARY 19

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Nepal: National Democracy Day (Rastriya Prajatantra Divas)
(Commemorates establishment of Nepal's constitutional monarchy: 02/18/1951)
`Nepal `Google
Turkmenistan: National Flag Day
(Observed since 02/19/1995: coincides with birth date of President Saparmurad Niyazov)
Turkmenistan `U.S. Department of State
1594 Henry Prince of Wales (Eldest Son of England's King James I) English Political and Social Leaders King James I Luminarium Chambers Book of Days
1683 Philip V, King of Spain Spain
1794 James Brown Ray (Kentucky-born Governor of Indiana) Kentucky Political and Social Leaders Indiana Political and Social Leaders CountyHistory.com
1821 Francis Preston Blair, Jr. (Kentucky-born Union General) Kentucky Military Leaders American Civil War History Channel
1840 Andrew R. McGill (Pennsylvania-born 10th Governor of Minnesota) Pennsylvania Political and Social Leaders Minnesota Political and Social Leaders Minnesota Historical Society
1856 Rudolf Stammler (German Legal Philosopher) German Political and Social Leaders Law and Legal Resources Philosophy
1871 Lugenia Burns Hope (Missouri-born Civil Rights Advocate) Lugenia Burns Hope Civil Rights African American Political and Social Leaders
1960 Prince Andrew, Duke of York British History British Royalty
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Persons of Historic Significance Who Have Died on This Date
1808 David Emanuel (Pennsylvania-born Governor of Georgia; Namesake of Emanuel County, Georgia) Pennsylvania Political and Social Leaders Emanuel County, Georgia American Political and Social Leaders University of Georgia
1936 John Hope (First African-American President of Morehouse College: 1906-1931) Georgia Political and Social Leaders Educator's of Note African-American Political and Social Leaders Morehouse College University of Georgia
1997 Deng Xiaoping (Leader of the Peoples' Republic of China) Deng Xiaoping
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1674 Charles II of England Signs Treaty of Westminster, Ending War with the Dutch Charles II The Netherlands Historic World Documents European History War New Netherlands Project
1777 The Continental Congress Promotes Five Junior Officers Ahead of General Benedict Arnold Benedict Arnold Continental Congress Revolutionary War History Channel
1803 President Thomas Jefferson Approves Ohio's Entry into the Union as the 17th State Ohio Thomas Jefferson United States Ohio Historical Society
1807 Former U.S. Vice President, Aaron Burr, Is Arrested in Alabama for Treason (Later Acquitted) Alabama Aaron Burr U.S. Government Crime History Channel Court TV Alabama State Archive
1861 Russian Tsar Alexander II Issues the Emancipation Reform Abolishing Serfdom Russian Political & Social Leaders Labor Source (pdf)
1915 British and French Battleships Attack the Dardanelles Strait Separating Europe and Asia in Northwestern Turkey Turkey Great Britain France Naval Military History World War I History Channel
1919 W.E.B. Dubois Organizes First Pan-African Congress in Paris to Influence Peace Talks W.E.B Dubois Pan-African Congress World War I University of Georgia
1936 Manuel Azaña Forms a New Popular Front Cabinet in Spain Spanish Government League of Nations Archive
1937 Italian Troops Raid the Ethiopian Capital of Addis Ababa Ethiopia Italy World History South African History
The Flag of the Netherlands Is Adopted by Order in Council #93 Netherlands CRW Flags
1942 Bali, in the Dutch Indies (Indonesia), and Port Darwin, Australia Are Attacked by Japanese War Planes Indonesia Australia Japan Aviation History World War II Asian History
Japanese Troops Land on Timor Japan World War II Australian War Memorial
President Franklin Roosevelt Signs Executive Order 9066 Directing the Internment of Japanese Americans President Franklin Roosevelt Japanese Americans World War II History Channel History Link
1945 30,000 U.S. Marines Land on the Pacific Island of Iwo Jima Japan Battle for Iwo Jima History Channel New York Times
1959 Britain, Turkey and Greece Sign Agreement Granting Cyprus Its Independence Cyprus Great Britain Turkey Greece New York Times
1962 U.S. Conducts 1.9 kT Underground Nuclear Test in Nevada Nevada The Cold War Nuclear Weapons Geoscience Australia
1963 Soviet Union Informs President Kennedy It Will Withdraw Several Thousand Troops from Cuba Cuba Soviet Union Cuban Missile Crisis The Cold War New York Times
1977 France Conducts 5-20 kT Underground Nuclear Test on Mururoa Atoll France The Cold War Nuclear Wepaons Geoscience Australia
1982 USSR Conducts Underground Nuclear Test in Kazakhstan Kazakhstan Soviet Union Nuclear Wepaons The Cold War Geoscience Australia
1984 USSR Conducts 20-150 kt Underground Nuclear Test in Kazakhstan Kazakhstan Soviet Union Nuclear Wepaons The Cold War Geoscience Australia
1986 When Yasser Arafat Rejects U.N. Resolutions Jordan Severs Ties with the PLO Jordan Palestine United Nations U.S. Department of State
1987 Ronald Reagan Lifts U.S. Trade Boycott Against Poland Poland Ronald Reagan Television News Archive
1992 U.S. Recognizes Azerbaijan, Tadjzikistan, Turkmenistan, Uzbekistan Azerbaijan Tadjzikistan Turkmenistan Uzbekistan George Bush Presidential Library

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