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Emperor Septimius Severus defeats usurper Clodius Albinus in the Battle of Lugdunum, the bloodiest battle between Roman armies. (19. February 197)

Emperor Constantius II issues a decree closing all pagan temples in the Roman Empire. (19. February 356)

Having already inherited the throne of the Polish-Lithuanian Commonwealth through his mother Catherine Jagellonica of Poland in 1587, Sigismund III of the House of Vasa is crowned King of Sweden, having succeeded his father John III of Sweden in 1592. (19. February 1594)

The Peruvian stratovolcano Huaynaputina explodes in the most violent eruption in the recorded history of South America. (19. February 1600)

The Second Battle of Guararapes takes place, effectively ending Dutch colonization efforts in Brazil. (19. February 1649)

England and the Netherlands sign the Treaty of Westminster, ending the Third Anglo-Dutch War. A provision of the agreement transfers the Dutch colony of New Amsterdam to England, and it is renamed New York. (19. February 1674)

Former Vice President of the United States Aaron Burr is arrested for treason in Wakefield, Alabama and confined to Fort Stoddert. (19. February 1807)

British explorer William Smith discovers the South Shetland Islands, and claims them in the name of King George III. (19. February 1819)

In Austin, Texas the newly formed Texas state government is officially installed. The Republic of Texas government officially transfers power to the State of Texas government following the annexation of Texas by the United States. (19. February 1846)

The first group of rescuers reaches the Donner Party. (19. February 1847)

Daniel E. Sickles, a New York Congressman, is acquitted of murder on grounds of temporary insanity. This is the first time this defense is successfully used in the United States. (19. February 1859)

Serfdom is abolished in Russia. (19. February 1861)

Founding of the National Amateur Press Association (NAPA) in Philadelphia. (19. February 1876)

Thomas Edison patents the phonograph. (19. February 1878)

More than sixty tornadoes strike the Southern United States, one of the largest tornado outbreaks in U.S. history. (19. February 1884)

World War I: The first naval attack on the Dardanelles begins when a strong Anglo-French task force bombards Ottoman artillery along the coast of Gallipoli. (19. February 1915)

Yekatit 12: During a public ceremony at the Viceregal Palace (the former Imperial residence) in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, two Ethiopian nationalists of Eritrean origin attempt to kill viceroy Rodolfo Graziani with a number of grenades. (19. February 1937)

World War II: Nearly 250 Japanese warplanes attack the northern Australian city of Darwin killing 243 people. (19. February 1942)

World War II: President Franklin D. Roosevelt signs the executive order 9066, allowing the United States military to relocate Japanese-Americans to internment camps. (19. February 1942)

World War II: Battle of the Kasserine Pass in Tunisia begins. (19. February 1943)

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