Historical Events for 19th February 2023

1700 – Last day of Julian calendar in Denmark
1884 – “Enigma Outbreak” of over 60 tornadoes in Mississippi, Alabama, North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee, Kentucky and Indiana kill hundreds, if not over a thousand (hence the “enigma”) people
1933 – Prussian minister Goering bans all Catholic newspapers
1942 – Bill Longson beats Managoff and Sandor Szabo, to become wrestling champ
1942 – Tommy Dorsey and his orchestra record “I’ll Take Tallulah”
1952 – American defending champion Dick Button becomes first figure-skater to land a triple jump in competition; performs a triple loop in the Olympic free skate in Oslo; wins gold medal ahead of Austria’s Helmut Seibt
1952 – French offensive at Hanoi
1980 – Swedish alpine skier Ingemar Stenmark wins the giant slalom from Andreas Wenzel of Liechtenstein at the Lake Placid Winter Olympics; also takes slalom gold
1982 – Sharie Langford, California, sets women’s bowling series record of 853
2007 – Three Salvadoran deputies to the Central American Parliament and their driver are murdered in Guatemala

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