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 This day in History - February 19
397 Historic Events for February 19
1928

2nd Winter Olympic games close at St Moritz, Switzerland

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1928

Canadian hockey team wins 3rd consecutive gold medal

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1929

Medical diathermy machine 1st used, Schenectady, NY

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1930

John Frankenheimer, NYC, director (Birdman of Alcatraz)

Birth
1932

Jean-Pierre Ponnele, Paris France, opera director (Carmina Burana)

Birth
1932

Joseph P Kerwin, Oak Park Ill, Capt Med Corps USN/astro (Skylab 2)

Birth
1932

William Faulkner completes his novel "Light in August"

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1933

Prussian minister G”ring bans all Catholic newspapers

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1933

Arnold Ludwig Mendelssohn, composer, dies at 77

Death
1934

US contract air mail service canceled, replaced by US army for 6 mos

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1934

Julian Belfrage, theatre Agent

Birth
1934

David Hugh Jones, Poole Dorset England, director (Betrayal)

Birth
1934

Bob and Dolores Hope marry

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1935

Clifford Odets' "Awake and Sing," premieres in NYC

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1936

Manuel Aza¤a becomes Spanish premier

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1936

Bob Engemann, singer

Birth
1936

Ione Mylonas Shear, archeologist

Birth
1937

Norman O'Neill, cricketer (great Aussie bat of 60's Brilliant field)

Birth
1938

Soviet arctic ice research station North Pole 1 evacuated, Denmark

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1938

Penny Zavichas, LPGA golfer

Birth
1939

Gwen Taylor, British actress (Life of Brian, Sob Sisters, Screaming)

Birth
1940

Bobby Rogers, US vocalist (Miracles-You Really Got a Hold on Me)

Birth
1940

Carlin Glynn, US actress (Continental Divide)

Birth
1940

William "Smokey" Robinson, Det, vocalist (and Miracles-Being With You)

Birth
1941

Nazi raid Amsterdam and round up 429 young Jews for deportation

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