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February 19


1847   The Donner Party is rescued.

1878   Thomas Edison invents the phonograph

1913   Prizes are now included in Cracker Jacks

1945   World War II: Battle of Iwo Jima

1986   The Soviet Union launches the Mir space station.

Famous Birthdays:

1473   Nicolaus Copernicus (Astronomer)

1940   Smokey Robinson (Singer)

1955   Jeff Daniels (Actor)

1963   Seal (Singer)

1971   Jeff Kinney (Author/Illusrator)

Today in History Archive:

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