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On This Day — February 19th

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February 19th is the 50th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. There are 315 days remaining until the end of the year (316 in leap years). This date is slightly more likely to fall on a Tuesday, Friday or Sunday (58 in 400 years each) than on Wednesday or Thursday (57), and slightly less likely to occur on a Monday or Saturday (56).

Historical Events:

1807 – Former Vice President of the United States Aaron Burr is arrested for treason in Wakefield, Alabama and confined to Fort Stoddart.

1878 – Thomas Edison patents the phonograph.

1884 – More than sixty tornadoes strike the Southern United States, one of the largest tornado outbreaks in U.S. history.

1942 – United States President Franklin D. Roosevelt signs executive order 9066, allowing the United States military to relocate Japanese Americans to internment camps.

1985 – William J. Schroeder becomes the first recipient of an artificial heart to leave hospital.

Celebrity Births:

Stranger Things Actress Millie Bobby Brown turns 14

Actress Haylie Duff turns 33 

Singer-Songwriter Seal turns 55

Victorious Actress Victoria Justice turns 25

Star Wars Actor Benicio del Toro turns 51

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