On This Day

What Happened in February 2019 (Part 2)

Historical Events

  • Feb 26 UK reaches its highest-ever winter temperature with 21.2°C (70.2F) in Kew Gardens, London
  • Feb 26 City of Venice in Italy introduces a day visitors tax

Film Premiere

Feb 27 "Captain Marvel" film directed by Anna Boden and Ryan Fleck, starring Brie Larson and Samuel L. Jackson premieres

Historic Event

Feb 27 Michael Cohen, former lawyer to Donald Trump testifies before the House Oversight Committee saying Trump is "racist", a "con man" and "a cheat"

  • Feb 27 Train crashes into a buffer at Cairo's main railway station killing 25 and injuring dozens in Egypt

Summit of Interest

Feb 27 Second summit begins between US President Donald Trump and North Korea's leader Kim Jong-un in Hanoi, Vietnam

  • Feb 27 Smallest baby boy ever born to be later successfully released, goes home, after original birth weight of 268g (9.45oz) from Tokyo hospital
  • Feb 27 First gun control legislation for 25 years passed by US House of Representatives, with new federal background checks
  • Feb 27 Doctors announce world's second known case of semi-identical twins, a boy and girl from Brisbane, Australia

Film & TV History

Feb 27 Actor Luke Perry (52) suffers a stroke in Los Angeles

  • Feb 27 Pakistan shoots down an Indian fighter jet and captures the pilot, further escalating tensions in the disputed Kashmir region
  • Feb 28 Lost Caravaggio painting "Judith and Holofernes" (1607) announced rediscovered in a Toulouse attic in 2014 to be auctioned worth $171 million
  • Feb 28 Summit between North Korea's Kim Jong-un and US President Donald Trump collapses without agreement

Film & TV History

Feb 28 YouTube announces it will stops all comments on videos featuring children because of paedophiles leaving inappropriate comments