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On This Date In History

(Friday 19 February 2016) by Rick Clot
Some notable things that happened on this date in history.....
1807 - Former U.S. Vice President Aaron Burr was arrested and tried on charges of treason.
1878 - Thomas Alva Edison patented a music player (the phonograph).
1881 - Kansas became the first state to prohibit all alcoholic beverages.
1942 - President Roosevelt signed an executive order giving the military the authority to intern Japanese-Americans.
1942 - Approximately 150 Japanese warplanes attacked the Australian city of Darwin.
1945 - During World War II, about 30,000 U.S. Marines landed on Iwo Jima.
1963 - The Soviet Union informed President Kennedy it would withdraw "several thousand" of its troops in Cuba.
1981 - Ford Motor Company announced its loss of $1.5 billion.
1985 - William Schroeder became the first artificial-heart patient to leave the confines of the hospital.
1985 - Cherry Coke was introduced by the Coca-Cola Company.
1986 - The Soviet Union launched the Mir space station.
1987 - A controversial, anti-smoking public service announcement aired for the first time on television. Yul Brynner filmed the ad shortly before dying of lung cancer.
2002 - NASA's Mars Odyssey spacecraft began using its thermal emission imaging system to map Mars.
2004 - Former Enron Corp. chief executive Jeffrey Skilling was charged with fraud, insider trading and other crimes in connection with the energy trader's collapse. Skilling was later convicted and sentenced to more than 24 years in prison.
2016 - The author of this blog struggled to find something to write about as you can tell.

Until Next Time,
Brain dead in Surprise,
Rick

 


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