This Day in History :: 19 February
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19 February 1942 : Dutch actors protest obligatory membership of Culture Chamber
19 February 1942 : FDR orders detention and internment of all west-coast Japanese-Americans
19 February 1942 : Japanese troop land on Timor
19 February 1942 : New York Yankees annouce 5,000 uniformed soldiers admitted free at each of their upcoming home games
19 February 1941 : Nazi police attacks and driven away from Koco Amsterdam (by young Jews)
19 February 1941 : Nazi raid Amsterdam and round up 429 young Jews for deportation
19 February 1938 : Soviet arctic ice research station North Pole 1 evacuated, Denmark
19 February 1934 : Bob and Dolores Hope marry
19 February 1934 : US contract air mail service canceled, replaced by US army for 6 mos
19 February 1932 : William Faulkner completes his novel "Light in August"
19 February 1929 : Medical diathermy machine 1st used, Schenectady, New York
19 February 1928 : 2nd Winter Olympic games close at St. Moritz, Switzerland
19 February 1928 : Canadian hockey team wins 3rd consecutive gold medal
19 February 1927 : General strike against British occupiers in Shanghai
19 February 1922 : Ed Wynn becomes 1st talent to sign as a radio entertainer









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