This day in history - February 19

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This day in history - February 19.

 

What happened on this day in history? Important events on this day in history, February 19, had a major impact on the history of the world. Pivotal occurrences that happened on February 19 were associated with events relating to the Eruption of Huaynaputina, Signing of the Treaty of Westminster, Arrest of Former U. S. Vice President for Treason, Discovery of the South Shetland Islands, Donner Party Rescue, Birth of Smokey Robinson, Battle of Iwo Jima, Creation of the First United States Censorship Board, Publication of 'The Feminine Mystique' and Mapping of Mars by the Mars Odyssey Space Probe. Many famous people were associated with these important events including Antonio Vázquez de Espinosa, Charles II, Aaron Burr, James Wilkinson, William Smith, George Donner, James F. Reed, Smokey Robinson, Raymond A. Spruance, James P. Wesberry, Hubert L. Dyer, William R. Boswell, Betty Friedan and Arthur C. Clarke.

Eruption of Huaynaputina - February 19, 1600: On this day in history, February 19, 1600, important events took place today in Southern Peru, in respect of the Eruption of Huaynaputina. On February 19, 1600, the volcano Huaynaputina erupted devastating the surrounding area. The violent eruption threw out pyroclastic flows which reached the Pacific Ocean 75 miles away. Several villages were destroyed and the area was covered in 10 inches of ash. It is estimated that more than 1,500 people were killed as a result of the eruption. A contemporary account of the disaster was recorded by Spanish Friar Antonio Vázquez de Espinosa. The famous people associated with this historical event on this day in history: February 19, 1600 were Antonio Vázquez de Espinosa. Facts on this day in History February 19: Events on this day in history: Eruption of Huaynaputina *** Date: February 19, 1600 *** Place: Southern Peru *** Category: Disaster *** Historical Period: 17th Century *** This day in history ***

Signing of the Treaty of Westminster - February 19, 1674: On this day in history, February 19, 1674, important events took place today in London, England, in respect of the Signing of the Treaty of Westminster. The Third Anglo-Dutch War was ended by the Treaty of Westminster on February 19,1674. The treaty, signed by King Charles II and the States General of the Netherlands, specified that New Netherland (New York) would belong to the English and Suriname would remain Dutch. The famous people associated with this historical event on this day in history: February 19, 1674 were Charles II. Facts on this day in History February 19: Events on this day in history: Signing of the Treaty of Westminster *** Date: February 19, 1674 *** Place: London, England *** Category: War *** Historical Period: 17th Century *** This day in history ***

Arrest of Former U. S. Vice President for Treason - February 19, 1807: On this day in history, February 19, 1807, momentous events took place today in Alabama, USA, with regard to the Arrest of Former U. S. Vice President for Treason. Former Vice President Aaron Burr was arrested for treason on February 19, 1807, and held in Fort Stoddert. A letter from Burr to General James Wilkinson was the only evidence provided in the trial, and it was dismissed after the discovery that it was in Wilkinson's handwriting. Burr was acquitted. The famous people associated with this historical event on this day in history: February 19, 1807 were Aaron Burr, James Wilkinson. Facts on this day in History February 19: Events on this day in history: Arrest of Former U. S. Vice President for Treason *** Date: February 19, 1807 *** Place: Alabama, USA *** Category: Crime *** Historical Period: 19th Century *** This day in history ***

Discovery of the South Shetland Islands - February 19, 1819: On this day in history, February 19, 1819, important events took place today in Antarctica, in respect of the Discovery of the South Shetland Islands. On February 19, 1819, while transporting goods from Buenos Aires to Valpraiso aboard his ship 'The Williams', William Smith spotted a new land. On October 16, he spotted it again and landed on what was the largest island of an archipelago. He named the archipelago 'South Shetland Islands', and the island he'd landed on, 'King George Island'. The famous people associated with this historical event on this day in history: February 19, 1819 were William Smith. Facts on this day in History February 19: Events on this day in history: Discovery of the South Shetland Islands *** Date: February 19, 1819 *** Place: Antarctica *** Category: Exploration *** Historical Period: 19th Century *** This day in history ***

Donner Party Rescue - February 19, 1847: On this day in history, February 19, 1847, important events took place today in Sierra Nevada, USA, surrounding the Donner Party Rescue. The Donner Party were pioneers who left Missouri for California in a wagon train led by George Donner and James F. Reed. By following a new route, the journey time increased and meant that the group became trapped by snow in the Sierra Nevada mountains. A small group set off on foot, in mid December, to get help. The first rescue team from California arrived on February 19, 1847. 48, of the 87 who had set out on the journey, survived. Many having done so by eating the dead. The famous people associated with this historical event on this day in history: February 19, 1847 were George Donner, James F. Reed. Facts on this day in History February 19: Events on this day in history: Donner Party Rescue *** Date: February 19, 1847 *** Place: Sierra Nevada, USA *** Category: Exploration *** Historical Period: 19th Century *** This day in history ***

Birth of Smokey Robinson - February 19, 1940: On this day in history, February 19, 1940, important events took place today in Michigan, USA, in respect of the Birth of Smokey Robinson. American Singer-songwriter Smokey Robinson was born, William Robinson Jr., on February 19, 1940, in Detroit Michigan. Along with his group The Miracles, Robinson became one of the first acts signed to Tamla Motown. In 1987, Smokey Robinson was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. The famous people associated with this historical event on this day in history: February 19, 1940 were Smokey Robinson. Facts on this day in History February 19: Events on this day in history: Birth of Smokey Robinson *** Date: February 19, 1940 *** Place: Michigan, USA *** Category: Entertainment *** Historical Period: 20th Century *** This day in history ***

Battle of Iwo Jima - February 19, 1945: On this day in history, February 19, 1945, crucial events took place today in Iwo Jima, Volcano Islands, relating to the Battle of Iwo Jima. The Invasion of Iwo Jima, in the Volcanic Islands, began on February 19, 1945, under the command of Admiral Raymond A. Spruance. The battle lasted for 5 weeks and ended in a victory for the Americans. Losses were heavy on both sides with the deaths of approximately 7,000 Americans personnel and 18,000 Japanese. The famous people associated with this historical event on this day in history: February 19, 1945 were Raymond A. Spruance. Facts on this day in History February 19: Events on this day in history: Battle of Iwo Jima *** Date: February 19, 1945 *** Place: Iwo Jima, Volcano Islands *** Category: War *** Historical Period: 20th Century *** This day in history ***

Creation of the First United States Censorship Board - February 19, 1953: On this day in history, February 19, 1953, momentous events took place today in Georgia, USA, with regard to the Creation of the First United States Censorship Board. The first censorship board in the United States was created in Georgia on February 19, 1953. The Georgia Literature Commission consisted of Minister James P. Wesberry, Newspaper Publisher Hubert L. Dyer and Theatre Owner William R. Boswell. The famous people associated with this historical event on this day in history: February 19, 1953 were James P. Wesberry, Hubert L. Dyer, William R. Boswell. Facts on this day in History February 19: Events on this day in history: Creation of the First United States Censorship Board *** Date: February 19, 1953 *** Place: Georgia, USA *** Category: Politics *** Historical Period: 20th Century *** This day in history ***

Publication of 'The Feminine Mystique' - February 19, 1963: On this day in history, February 19, 1963, momentous events took place today in New York, USA, with regard to the Publication of 'The Feminine Mystique'. The Feminine Mystique, written by Betty Friedman and published by W.W. Norton & Co., was put together after Friedman carried out a survey of her former classmates for their 15th reunion. The book led to an awakening of feminism in the United States. The famous people associated with this historical event on this day in history: February 19, 1963 were Betty Friedan. Facts on this day in History February 19: Events on this day in history: Publication of 'The Feminine Mystique' *** Date: February 19, 1963 *** Place: New York, USA *** Category: Literature *** Historical Period: 20th Century *** This day in history ***

Mapping of Mars by the Mars Odyssey Space Probe - February 19, 2002: On this day in history, February 19, 2002, momentous events took place today in Mars, with regard to the Mapping of Mars by the Mars Odyssey Space Probe. Science fiction author, Arthur C. Clarke, gave NASA his permission for their Mars mission to be named '2001 Mars Odyssey'. The mission included the mapping of Mars which began on February 19, 2002. The famous people associated with this historical event on this day in history: February 19, 2002 were Arthur C. Clarke. Facts on this day in History February 19: Events on this day in history: Mapping of Mars by the Mars Odyssey Space Probe *** Date: February 19, 2002 *** Place: Mars *** Category: Science *** Historical Period: 21st Century *** This day in history ***

This day in history - February 19

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