Today in History (February 19)

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Today is Saturday, February 19, the 50th day of 2022. Today is in history.

Local News

  • In 2014, a 19-year-old man was arrested after a four-month-old baby was taken to hospital in Joplin.
  • In 2016, a PSU student died in a car accident.
  • In 2019, Pittsburg KDoT sought more employees as the turnover rate increased.

world news

  • In 1473, astronomer Nicolaus Copernicus was born in Torun, Poland.
  • In 2012, forty-four inmates were killed in a riot at a prison in Apodaca, northern Mexico.
  • In 2015, three former elite American gymnasts, including 2000 Olympian Jamie Dantzscher, appeared on CBS’s “60 Minutes” to say they had been sexually abused by volunteer team doctor Dr. Larry Nassar. for USA Gymnastics.


  • In 1972 Paul McCartney and Wings published “Give Ireland Back to the Irish”, a commentary on the conflict between Britain and Ireland. It was banned by the BBC, but still reached the top 20 in England.
  • In 1985, the British soap opera “EastEnders” debuted on BBC Television.
  • In 1997, a New York judge dismissed a $7 million lawsuit a fan had brought against Motley Crue for hearing loss suffered at one of their concerts. The judge said the fan knew the concert would be loud.


  • In 1942, during World War II, President Franklin D. Roosevelt signed Executive Order 9066, which paved the way for the resettlement and internment of people of Japanese ancestry, including U.S.-born citizens .
  • In 1959, an agreement was signed by Britain, Turkey and Greece granting Cyprus independence.
  • In 2019, President Donald Trump ordered the Pentagon to develop plans for a new space force within the Air Force, agreeing to less than the full-fledged department he had desired.


Singer Smokey Robinson is 82 years old. Actor Carlin Glynn is 82 years old. The former chairman of Sony Corp. Howard Stringer is 80 years old. Singer Lou Christie is 79 years old. Rock musician Tony Iommi (Black Sabbath, Heaven and Hell) is 74 years old. Actor Stephen Nichols is 71 years old. Amy Tan is 70 years old. Actor Jeff Daniels is 67 years old. Rock singer-musician Dave Wakeling is 66 years old. Talk show host Lorianne Crook is 65. Actor Ray Winstone is 65 years old. Actor Leslie David Baker is 64 years old. Andrew is 62 years old. Hana Mandlikova, a member of the Tennis Hall of Fame, is 60 years old. Singer Seal is 59 years old. Actress Jessica Tuck is 59 years old. Country musician Ralph McCauley (Wild Horses) is 58. Rock musician Jon Fishman (Phish) is 57 years old. Actress Justine Bateman is 56 years old. Actor Benicio Del Toro is 55 years old. Actor Bellamy Young is 52 years old. Rock musician Daniel Adair is 47 years old. Pop singer-actor Haylie Duff is 37 years old. is 32 years old. Actor Victoria Justice is 29 years old. Actor David (dah-VEED’) Mazouz (TV: “G otham”) is 21. Actress Millie Bobby Brown is 18.

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