This Day in History – February 19

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February 19

History is an inseparable part of our lives and whatever we do, is the cumulative effect of our history. Each and every day carries its own significance which is an indicator of how much can happen every day and reminds us to live our lives meaningfully. In this blog, we try to bring forward all the major events that happened on this day in history – February 19.

Historic Events in India That Happened on February 19

February 19
Image Source: The Indian Express

1630: Shivaji Jayanti
Chatrapati Shivaji Maharaj was born on this day in 1630 and Shivaji Jayanti, a festival celebrating the birth of Shivaji Maharaj is celebrated in Maharashtra every year on February 19.
1949: Communal Unrest
On this day in history i.e. February 19 India witnessed mass arrests of communists in India.

What Happened Around the World on February 19?

What Happened Around The World?
Image Source: Historyoftheacientworld.com

356: Heathen Temples Shut Down
On this day, emperor Constantius II shut down all the heathen temples.
1600: Volcano Eruption
The Peruvian Stratovolcano Huaynaputina exploded as South America witnessed the most violent eruption in their recorded history.
1624: Happy Parliament
The final parliament of King James I known as the Happy Parliament was opened up at the Westminster.
1674: Peace of Westminster
A peace of Westminster was signed by Netherlands and England on this day in history February 19 1674.
1804: Ohio’s Constitution
The US congress accepted Ohio’s constitution on February 19 1804 and the statehood was not ratified till 1953.
1846: Texas Government 
In 1846, the state government of Texas was formally installed in Austin.
1878: Patent Granted
In 1878, Thomas Edison received a patent for his gramophone.
1942: Japanese Attack
Japanese fighter planes attacked the Australian City of Darwin on February 19, 1942.
1945: Launch of Invasion
The US 5th fleet launched an invasion of Iwo Jima with about 30,000 US marines against the Japanese.

List of Important Birthdays

1526: Charles de L’Ecluse
Charles de L’Ecluse was a Flemish botanist.
1616: Jacques de Saint-Luc
Jacques de Saint-Luc was a Flemish composer and a lutenist. He was born in Ath (d. Ca. 1710)
1630: Chatrapati Shivaji Maharaj
Chatrapati Shivaji Maharaj was an Indian emperor as well as the founder of the Maratha empire. Although his birth date is disputed, it is recognized as February 19 by the Indian government. 
1754: Nicolas Baudin
Nicolas Baudin was a French explorer, and he was the one who actually led the cartographic survey of the coast of Australia.
1906: M. S. Golwalkar
M.S Golwalkar is known as the second Sarsanghchalak of the Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh. 
1977: Avadhoot Gupte
He was a singer and a music composer and was known for his works in the Marathi film industry.

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