This Day in History :: 19 February
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19 February 1920 : Netherlands joins League of Nations
19 February 1919 : Pan-African Congress, organized by W E B Du Bois (Paris)
19 February 1915 : British fleet fire on Dardanellen coast
19 February 1913 : 1st prize inserted into a Cracker Jack box
19 February 1913 : Mexican General V Huerta takes power with US support
19 February 1906 : WK Kellogg and Ch Bolin found Battle Creek Toasted Corn Flake Company
19 February 1900 : British troops occupy Hlangwane Natal
19 February 1884 : Tornadoes in Miss, Ala, NC, SC, Tenn, Ky and In kill 800 people
19 February 1881 : Kansas becomes 1st state to prohibit all alcoholic beverages
19 February 1878 : Thomas Alva Edison patents gramophone (phonograph)
19 February 1869 : US Assay Office in Boise, Idaho authorized
19 February 1864 : Knights of Pythias form 1st lodge in Washington DC (12 members)
19 February 1859 : Dan Sickles is acquitted of murder on grounds of temporary insanity 1st time this defense is successfully used
19 February 1856 : Tin-type camera patented by Hamilton Smith, Gambier, Ohio
19 February 1846 : Texas state government formally installed in Austin









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