On This Day for 19th February

Historical Events

  • 356 Emperor Constantius II shuts all heathen temples
  • 1861 Russian Tsar Alexander II abolishes serfdom [NS=Mar 3]
  • 1878 Thomas Edison patents the gramophone (phonograph)
  • 1942 About 150 Japanese warplanes attack the Australian city of Darwin
  • 1945 US 5th Fleet launches invasion of Iwo Jima against the Japanese with 30,000 US Marines
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Did You Know?

Will Keith Kellogg and Charles D. Bolin found the Battle Creek Toasted Corn Flake Company which is now the multinational food manufacturer Kellogg's

On February 19th, 1906

Famous Weddings

  • 1934 US entertainer Bob Hope weds fellow entertainer Dolores DeFina
  • 1964 Actor Peter Sellers (38) weds actress Britt Ekland in London, England
  • 1995 "Baywatch" actress Pamela Anderson (27) weds rocker Tommy Lee (32) in Cancun, Mexico
  • 2008 "The Lord of The Rings" actor Sean Bean (49) weds actress Georgina Sutcliffe (29) at Marylebone Registry Office in central London
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