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February 19, 1819 in History

Day of the Week: Friday

Events in History


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

Birthdays in History

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