On This Day

What Happened on February 19, 1819

Historical Events


DiscoveryHistoric Discovery

British explorer William Smith discovers the South Shetland Islands, and claims them in the name of King George III

King of Great Britain, Ireland and Hanover George III
King of Great Britain, Ireland and Hanover
George III

Famous Birthdays

  • Mark Prager Lindo, English Dutch writer, born in London, England (d. 1877)
1819 Highlights

About February 19, 1819

Day of the Week: Friday
How Long Ago? 201 years, 9 months and 11 days
Leap Year: No

Star Sign: Pisces