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February 19: Facts & Historical Events On This Day

Facts & Historic Events That Happened on February 19

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 315 days left of 2021.

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

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 facts about February 19th in history!

What Happened On February 19 In History?

2007

The website Tumblr was launched by its founder David Karp.

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1964

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

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1963

The 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 work as a 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 of the US states to prohibit the production, transportation, and sale of alcohol, the ban lasted for 67 years. The Prohibition in Kansas was a result of the Temperance Movement, a social movement that promoted the idea that the consumption of alcohol was inherently bad for society as a whole.
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 travelled south.
1736

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

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