On This Day

On This Day in History for February 19 (Part 2)

Events in History

  • 1986 King Hussein of Jordan severs ties with PLO
  • 1986 US Senate ratifies UN's anti-genocide convention 37 years later
  • 1986 USSR launches Mir space station into Earth orbit
  • 1987 Minnesota sheriff's office arrest FBI's most wanted, Thomas G. Harrelson

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1987 US President Reagan lifts trade boycott against Poland

US President & Actor Ronald Reagan
US President & Actor
Ronald Reagan
  • 1988 Helga Arendt, Silke-Beate Knoll, Mechthild Kluth, Gisela Kinzel walk indoor female world record 4x200m (1:32.55)
  • 1989 Edgar Bowers wins Bollingen Prize
  • 1990 Police kill 8 demonstrators for multi party system in Nepal
  • 1990 Soyuz TM-9 lands
  • 1992 Peter Collins discovers nova Cygni 1992
  • 1992 Porn producer Jim Mitchell found guilty of killing his brother Artie
  • 1992 Professional Spring Football League announces end of operations, 10 days before the scheduled season opener; 10 teams had players in camp and practicing, and rosters cut down to 60 players
  • 1993 "Happy Nation" debut studio album by Ace of Base is released
  • 1995 Irina Privalova runs indoor woman's European record 200m (22.10 sec)
  • 1995 Kenneth Koch wins Bollingen Prize
  • 1995 Linford Christie runs world record 200m indoor (20.25 sec) and European record 60m indoor (6.47 sec)

  • 1995 Michael Tippett's "Rose Lake," premieres
  • 1996 Howard Stern Radio Show premieres in York PA on WQXA 105.7 FM
  • 1997 FCC makes available 311 for non-emergency calls & 711 for hearing or speech-impaired emergency calls
  • 1998 Soyuz TM-26 lands
  • 2001 An Oklahoma City bombing museum is dedicated at the Oklahoma City National Memorial
  • 2002 NASA's Mars Odyssey space probe begins to map the surface of Mars using its thermal emission imaging system.
  • 2004 Nazi-hunter Simon Wiesenthal is awarded an honorary knighthood in recognition of a "lifetime of service to humanity."
  • 2007 Three Salvadoran deputies to the Central American Parliament and their driver are murdered in Guatemala
  • 2007 Blogging website Tumblr is founded by David Karp in New York
  • 2008 Serzh Sargsyan wins the Armenian Presidential Election
  • 2012 44 people killed in prison brawl in Apocada, Mexico, between two rival drug cartels
  • 2013 12 people are killed and 11 are injured after a Yemeni Air Force plane crashes in Sana'a
  • 2014 Death toll in Ukraine reaches 26 after Government crackdown on protesters
  • 2018 Syrian government forces bombard Gouta in deadliest day in 3 years, killing over 100 civilians
  • 2018 At least 17 killed when a garbage mound collapses in Maputo, Mozambique
  • 2018 Nigeria says 110 girls missing, presumed kidnapped by Boko Haram after attack on school in Dapchi, Yobe state

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2019 Bernie Sanders announces he is running for President for a second time

US Senator Bernie Sanders
US Senator
Bernie Sanders
  • 2019 New York city bans hair discrimination, to limit racial stereotyping
  • 2019 Vatican confirms secret church guidelines for children of priests
  • 2020 German gunman opens fire in a bar in Hanau, Germany, killing nine in a racially motivated attack

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