This Day in History :: 19 February
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19 February 1831 : 1st practical US coal-burning locomotive makes 1st trial run, Penn
19 February 1807 : British squadron under Admiral Duckworth forces passage of Dardanelle
19 February 1807 : VP Aaron Burr arrested in Alabama for treason; later found innocent
19 February 1797 : 1 / 3 of papal domain ceded to France
19 February 1771 : Messier adds M46-M49 to his catalog (galactic clusters in Puppis & Hydra & galaxy in Virgo)
19 February 1700 : Last day of Julian calendar in Denmark
19 February 1674 : Netherlands and England sign Peace of Westminster (NYC becomes English)
19 February 1619 : Trial against Johan van Oldenbarnevelt begins in The Hague
19 February 1582 : Francis of Valois becomes Duke of Brabant
19 February 1574 : Spanish troops plunder Krommenie, Wormerveer and Jisp Neth
19 February 1539 : Jews of Tyrnau Hungary (then Trnava Czech), expelled
19 February 1537 : Weavers of Leiden Neth strike
19 February 1512 : French troops under Gaston de Foix occupy Brescia
19 February 0842 : Medieval Iconoclastic Controversy ends as a council in Constantinople formally reinstated the veneration of icons in the churches
19 February 0607 : Boniface III begins his reign as Catholic Pope









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