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Importance of 19th February in History

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1998
Death of Grandpa Jones, American entertainer .
United States
1959
Britain, Greece and Turkey signed an agreement granting Cyprus its independence. (Came into effect in August 1960)
Great Britain
1949
American poet Ezra Pound was awarded the first Bollingen Prize
United States
1878
A patent for he phonograph was granted to Thomas Edison.
United States
1861
Abolition of serfdom in Russia
Russian Federation
1859
Birth of Svante Arrhenius, Nobel Laureate Swedish physicist and chemist, whose work explained how different levels of carbon dioxide in the atmosphere affect ground temperature.
Sweden
1833
Birth of Elie Ducommun, Swiss writer and editor, Nobel Prize winner .
Switzerland
1819
British explorer William Smith discovers the South Shetland Islands, and claims them in the name of King George III.
United Kingdom
1762
Death of Francois Rochette, Huguenot martyr.
France
1717
Birth of the actor David Garrick.
United Kingdom
1709
Death of Tokugawa Tsunayoshi, Japanese shogun
Japan
1553
Death of Erasmus Reinhold, German astronomer and mathematician.
Germany
1473
Birth of Nicolaus Copernicus, Polish polymath who first deduced that the earth rotates on its axis and circled round the sun.
Poland
0356
Constantine II issued a decree closing all pagan temples in the Roman Empire.
Italy
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