On This Day

What Happened on February 19, 1914

Day of the Week: Thursday

Historical Events

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Four-year old Charlotte May Pierstorff mailed by train from Grangeville, Idaho to her grandparents’ house 73 miles away in most famous 'child in the post' instance
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Children "mailed" by their parents because it was cheaper to mail them - if a child came in under the 50 pound parcel weight limit, than other ways to travel
  • Riccardo Zandonai's opera "Francesco da Rimini" premieres in Turin

Famous Birthdays

  • Jacques Dufilho, French comedian (d. 2005)