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What Happened on this Day in History?

What happened today in history…

Feb. 19th

Information found on history.com.

 

1847- Donner Party rescued from the Sierra Nevada Mountains

1992- John Singleton, 24, becomes first Black director nominated for an Oscar

1963- “The Feminine Mystique” by Betty Friedan is published

2010- Tiger Woods apologizes for external affairs

1473- Polish astronomer Copernicus is born

1807- Aaron Burr arrested for alleged treason

1945- U.S. Marines invade Iwo Jima

1970- Chicago Seven acquitted of conspiracy charges

1942- FDR orders Japanese Americans into internment camps

1878- Thomas Edison patents the phonograph

1981- United States calls situation in El Salvador “a communist plot”

1777- Congress overlooks Benedict Arnold for promotion

 

To find out more information on any of the events go to https://www.history.com/this-day-in-history.

 

 

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