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 This day in History - February 19
397 Historic Events for February 19
1900

Giorgos Seferis, writer

Birth
1900

British troops occupy Hlangwane Natal

Event
1901

Cor[nelis RJ] Kieboom, Dutch resistance fighter/chairman (Feyenoord)

Birth
1902

Nydia Westman, NYC, actress (Going My Way, Young Mr Bobbins)

Birth
1902

John Bubbles, Louisville Ky, rhythm tap dancer (No Maps on My Taps)

Birth
1902

Hugo Haas, Brno Czechoslovakia, actor/director (2 Smart People)

Birth
1903

Kay Boyle, St Paul Minn, novelist (Plagued by Nightingales)

Birth
1904

Havank, [HF vqan der Kallen], Dutch thriller writer (St Eustache)

Birth
1906

WK Kellogg and Ch Bolin find Battle Creek Toasted Corn Flake Co

Event
1906

Grace Mary Williams, composer

Birth
1906

Hendrik W C Spruit, Dutch conductor

Birth
1909

Charlie Walker, South Aust cricket wicket-keeper (toured but no Tests)

Birth
1910

English premiere of Richard Strauss' "Elektra"

Event
1911

Merle Oberon, Calcutta India, actress (Assignment Foreign Legion)

Birth
1911

Nikola Hercigonja, composer

Birth
1912

Stan Kenton, [Newcomb], Wichita Ks, jazz musician (Music 55)

Birth
1912

Adolf Rudnicki, Polish writer (Niekochana)

Birth
1912

Peter Francis de Sautoy, publisher

Birth
1913

1st prize inserted into a Cracker Jack box

Event
1913

Mexican General V Huerta takes power with US support

Event
1913

Alvin Derold Etler, composer

Birth
1914

Riccardo Zandonai's opera "Francesco da Rimini," premieres in Turin

Event
1915

British fleet fire on Dardanellen coast

Event
1915

John Freeman, British politician (Labour)/ambassador/TV host

Birth
1915

Gopal Krishna Gokhale, India's social reformer/politician, dies

Death