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  • Italy
    Friday Feb 19, 1616

    Galileo Galilei

    The Inquisition asked a commission of theologians about the propositions of the heliocentric view of the universe

    Italy
    Friday Feb 19, 1616

    On February 19, 1616, the Inquisition asked a commission of theologians, known as qualifiers, about the propositions of the heliocentric view of the universe. Historians of the Galileo affair have offered different accounts of why the matter was referred to the qualifiers at this time. Beretta points out that the Inquisition had taken a deposition from Gianozzi Attavanti in November 1615, as part of its investigation into the denunciations of Galileo by Lorini and Caccini.




  • Helsinki, Finland, (then Russian Empire)
    Sunday Feb 19, 1905

    1905 Russian Revolution

    Procurator of Justice of Finland killed

    Helsinki, Finland, (then Russian Empire)
    Sunday Feb 19, 1905

    Eliel Soisalon-Soininen Procurator of Justice of Finland killed 19 February [O.S. 6 February] 1905 in Helsinki.




  • Mexico City, Mexico
    Wednesday Feb 19, 1913

    Mexican Revolution

    Huerta's presidency

    Mexico City, Mexico
    Wednesday Feb 19, 1913

    Huerta's presidency is usually characterized as a dictatorship. From the point of view of revolutionaries at the time and the construction of historical memory of the Revolution, it is without any positive aspects. "Despite recent attempts to portray Victoriano Huerta as a reformer, there is little question that he was a self-serving dictator." There are few biographies of Huerta, but one strongly asserts that Huerta should not be labeled simply as a counter-revolutionary, arguing that his regime consisted of two distinct periods: from the coup in February 1913 up to October 1913, during which time he attempted to legitimize his regime and demonstrate its legality by pursuing reformist policies.




  • Paris, France
    Wednesday Feb 19, 1919

    W. E. B. Du Bois

    Du Bois traveled to Europe to attend the first Pan-African Congress

    Paris, France
    Wednesday Feb 19, 1919

    When the war ended, Du Bois traveled to Europe in 1919 to attend the first Pan-African Congress and to interview African-American soldiers for a planned book on their experiences in World War I.




  • Darwin, Northern Territory, Australia
    Thursday Feb 19, 1942

    World War II

    The Bombing of Darwin

    Darwin, Northern Territory, Australia
    Thursday Feb 19, 1942

    The Bombing of Darwin, on 19 February 1942 was the largest single attack ever mounted by a foreign power on Australia. On that day, 242 Japanese aircraft, in two separate raids, attacked the town, ships in Darwin's harbor.




  • Kharkov, U.S.S.R. (Present Day Kharkiv, Ukraine)
    Friday Feb 19, 1943

    World War II

    Third Battle of Kharkov

    Kharkov, U.S.S.R. (Present Day Kharkiv, Ukraine)
    Friday Feb 19, 1943

    The Third Battle of Kharkov was a series of battles on the Eastern Front undertaken by the German Army Group South against the Red Army, between 19 February and 15 March 1943. The German counter strike led to the recapture of the cities of Kharkov and Belgorod.




  • Hampton, London, England
    Tuesday Feb 19, 1946

    The Imitation game: Alan Turing

    Von Neumann's incomplete First Draft

    Hampton, London, England
    Tuesday Feb 19, 1946

    He presented a paper on 19 February 1946, which was the first detailed design of a stored-program computer. Von Neumann's incomplete First Draft of a Report on the EDVAC had predated Turing's paper, but it was much less detailed and, according to John R. Womersley, Superintendent of the NPL Mathematics Division, it "contains a number of ideas which are Dr. Turing's own". Although ACE was a feasible design, the secrecy surrounding the wartime work at Bletchley Park led to delays in starting the project and he became disillusioned.


  • Hampton, London, England
    Tuesday Feb 19, 1946

    Alan Turing

    Presenting The First Detailed Design of a Stored-Program Computer

    Hampton, London, England
    Tuesday Feb 19, 1946

    Turing presented a paper on 19 February 1946, which was the first detailed design of a stored-program computer.


  • Vietnam
    Monday Feb 19, 1951

    Ho Chi Minh

    The Chairman of the Central Committee of the Workers' Party of Vietnam

    Vietnam
    Monday Feb 19, 1951

    On 19 February 1951, Hồ Chí Minh became the Chairman of the Central Committee of the Workers' Party of Vietnam.


  • Algeria
    Tuesday Feb 19, 1957

    Algerian War

    the 3e RPC raided the bomb factory finding 87 bombs, 70 kg of explosives

    Algeria
    Tuesday Feb 19, 1957

    While females had not previously been searched in Algiers; following the Coq Hardi explosion one of the waiters identified the bomber as a woman. Accordingly, female suspects were subsequently searched by metal detectors or physically, limiting the ability of the FLN to continue the bombing campaign from the Casbah. In February Bigeard's troops captured Yacef's bomb transporter, who under extreme interrogation gave the address of the bomb factory at 5 Impasse de la Grenade. On 19 February the 3e RPC raided the bomb factory finding 87 bombs, 70 kg of explosives, detonators and other material, Yacef's bomb-making organisation within the Casbah had been destroyed.


  • U.S.
    Friday Feb 19, 1965

    Malcolm X

    2 days before assassination

    U.S.
    Friday Feb 19, 1965

    On February 19, 1965, Malcolm X told interviewer Gordon Parks that the Nation of Islam was actively trying to kill him.


  • California, U.S.
    Wednesday Feb 19, 1997

    Java (programming language)

    JDK 1.1

    California, U.S.
    Wednesday Feb 19, 1997

    On February 19, 1997, Sun Microsystems released JDK 1.1.


  • Rome, Italy
    Sunday Feb 19, 2006

    Francesco Totti

    He suffered a fracture of his left fibula and ligament damage

    Rome, Italy
    Sunday Feb 19, 2006

    On 19 February 2006, he suffered a fracture of his left fibula and ligament damage during a match against Empoli after being fouled by Richard Vanigli.


  • London, United Kingdom
    Wednesday Feb 19, 2014

    Ellie Goulding

    Winning Brit award

    London, United Kingdom
    Wednesday Feb 19, 2014

    On 19 February, Goulding won Best British Female Solo Artist at the 2014 Brit Awards.


  • U.S.
    Thursday Feb 19, 2015

    Uber

    Uber raises an additional $1 billion in its $40 billion pre-money valuation Series E

    U.S.
    Thursday Feb 19, 2015

    Uber raises an additional $1 billion in its $40 billion pre-money valuation Series E, increasing the total Series E money raised to $2.8 billion (after adding the first $1.2 billion and the next $600 million raised from Baidu). The additional investors are Times Internet, Foundation Capital, and Accelerated IT Ventures.


  • Philippines
    Monday Feb 19, 2018

    Xiaomi

    First Mi store in Philippines

    Philippines
    Monday Feb 19, 2018

    On 20 February, Xiaomi opened its first Mi Store in the Philippines.


  • California, United States
    Tuesday Feb 19, 2019

    Elon Musk

    The Agreement

    California, United States
    Tuesday Feb 19, 2019

    On 19 February 2019, Musk stated in a tweet that Tesla would build half a million cars in 2019. The SEC reacted to Musk's tweet by filing in court, initially asking the court to hold him in contempt for violating the terms of a settlement agreement with such a tweet, which was disputed by Musk. This was eventually settled by a joint agreement between Musk and the SEC clarifying the previous agreement details, in which agreement included a list of topics that Musk would need preclearance before tweeting about.


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