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February 19: Facts & Historical Events On This Day

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Did you know that on this day, February 19, 2007, the website Tumblr was launched by its founder David Karp?

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February 19th is the day we officially celebrate International Tug-of-War Day as well as Lash Day.

Today is the fiftieth day of the year, and there are 314 days left of 2023.

This day seemed to be the day of scandals if history has anything to do with it. Find out all about those and many other facts and events that happened February 19th.

Did you know that on this day in 2007, the website Tumblr was launched by its founder David Karp? The service allowed users to post multimedia and other content to a short-term blog.

Keep reading for more fun & interesting facts about February 19th in history!

Events

What memorable events happened on February 19 in history? Keep reading to find out!

2019

US Democrat Senator Bernie Sanders announced his second attempt to run for President.

His previous bid for the Democrats in 2016 lost to Hilary Clinton primarily due to fears he was too much of a socialist.

2007

The website Tumblr was launched by its founder David Karp.

OTD in 2007: The website Tumblr was launched by its founder David Karp.

1986

The USSR launched the Mir core module, the first module of the new space station.

The core module contained all necessary equipment to accommodate astronauts, including life support, living spaces, communications systems, and a command and control center. During its lifetime, another five research modules were added, with the station hosting 125 astronauts and cosmonauts from 12 countries.

1964

A British company sent a 1,000-pound shipment of The Beatles wigs to the USA.

1963

The iconic book “The Feminine Mystique” was published by Betty Friedan.

It went on to be a huge success and initiated the Second Wave Feminist Movement.

1949

American poet Ezra Pound won the first annual Bollingen Prize for his poetry.

OTD in 1949: American poet Ezra Pound won the first annual Bollingen Prize for his poetry.

1933

Nazi Cabinet minister Hermann Göring banned all Catholic newspapers.

1914

Frugal parents mailed their four-year-old child 73 miles from their home to the child’s grandparents.

1910

An Irish cook in New York, US, infected 53 people with typhoid.

OTD in 1910: An Irish cook in New York

Mary Mallon (also known as Typhoid Mary) continued to cook and exposed others to the disease. Three of them died, and Mary was forced to quarantine twice. She died after almost three decades in isolation.

1906

Kellogg’s Foods was founded in Kalamazoo, Michigan, USA.

The company was first known as The Battle Creek Toasted Corn Flake Company.

1881

Alcohol was prohibited in Kansas.

Kansas was the first US state to prohibit the production, transportation, and sale of alcohol. The ban lasted for 67 years. The Prohibition resulted from the Temperance Movement, a social movement that promoted the idea that the consumption of alcohol was inherently bad for society as a whole.

1878

Thomas Edison received a patent for his new invention, the phonograph.

1819

Captain William Smith discovered Williams Point at the far northeast of Livingston in the South Shetlands.

OTD in 1819: Captain William Smith discovered Williams Point at the far northeast of Livingston in the South Shetlands.

This journey made it the furthest anyone had ever traveled south.

1736

Opera “Alexander’s Feast” by George Frideric Handel premiered in London.

Famous Births

Are you celebrating your birthday today? If so, did you know that you share the same birthday as Millie Bobby Brown? See what other famous people were born on this day.

2004

Millie Bobby Brown

British

Actress

Millie Bobby Brown

Age:

19 years old

Born In:

Andalusia, Spain

1993

Victoria Justice

American

Actress

Victoria Justice

Age:

30 years old

Born In:

Florida, USA

1973

Eric Lange

American

Actor

Eric Lange

Age:

50 years old

Born In:

Ohio, USA

1955

Jeff Daniels

American

Actor

Jeff Daniels

Age:

68 years old

Born In:

Georgia, USA

Quotes

Below are the most famous quotes people have said or written on this day throughout history.

1960

When you cease to make a contribution, you begin to die.

Eleanor Roosevelt

Eleanor Roosevelt

American First Lady

1956

Kiss me, and you will see how important I am.

Sylvia Plath

Sylvia Plath

American Poet

1857

A man cannot be said to succeed in this life who does not satisfy one friend.

Henry David Thoreau

Henry David Thoreau

American Naturalist

Special Holidays

Are you looking for something to do today? Well, here’s a few special days that might just give you some ideas.

February 19: National Lash Day
United States

National Lash Day

Everyone normally focuses on your eyes, but why don’t your lashes get any attention? Lash day is all about feeling good about your lashes, whether real or fake, they’re fabulous and you know it!

February 19: International Tug-of-War Day
United States

International Tug-of-War Day

Tug-of-War has been around since forever. A good ole’ Tug-of-War used to settle disputes, and it symbolizes the sun and moon’s battle between night and day. Today is International Tug-of-War Day so be sure to set up a little match or get involved in someone else’s.

THe Fact Site’s

Fun Fact Of The Day

From 1937 to 1953, NBC’s Today Show had a chimpanzee co-host named J. Fred Muggs. It is estimated he brought in the network around $100 million.

Birthday & Zodiac

Everyone who was born on this day shares the star sign of Pisces.

Pisces is represented by the fish and is the twelfth and final sign in the zodiac. Anyone who was born between February 19 and March 20 falls into this astrological sign.

People born during February have the Amethyst birthstone. The Amethyst has a beautiful violet hue which ranges from a deep violet color to a lighter lilac shade.

If you were born on February 19th, your estimated date of conception would be May 29th in the previous year.

A baby conceived on this day will likely be born around November 12th, 2023.

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