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Notable Historical Events for February 19th

1942FDR orders detention & internment of all west-coast Japanese-Americans

197Lucius Septimius Severus' army beats Clodius Albinus at Lyon

19491st Bollingen Prize for poetry awarded to Ezra Pound

1736George Frideric Handel's "Alexander's Feast," premieres

1878Thomas Alva Edison patents gramophone (phonograph)

1963USSR informs JFK it is withdrawing several thousand troops from Cuba

1987US President Reagan lifts trade boycott against Poland

1963Robert Frost wins Bollingen Prize

1932William Faulkner completes his novel "Light in August"

1919Pan-African Congress, organized by W.E.B. Du Bois (Paris)

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Notable Birthdays on February 19th

1963Seal, English vocalist/songwriter (Killer, Crazy, Kiss by a Rose)

1473Nicolaus Copernicus, Toruń Royal Prussia, Polish mathematician and astronomer (d. 1543)

1962Hana Mandlikova, Prague Czechoslovakia, tennis player (1985 US Open)

1924Lee Marvin, NYC, actor (Paint Your Wagon, Cat Ballou)

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Notable Weddings on February 19th

1934US entertainer Bob Hope & fellow enteratiner Dolores DeFina marry

1964Actor Peter Sellers (38) weds actress Britt Ekland in London, England

February 19th Weddings
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Notable Deaths on February 19th

1997Deng Xiaoping, head (Chinese Communist Party), dies at 92

1951Andre Gide, French writer (Nobel 1947), dies of pneumonia at 81

February 19th Deaths
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