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April 14, 1853: Harriet Tubman began her Underground Railroad, helping slaves escape
February 10, 1985: Challenger moves to Vandenberg AFB for mating of STS-51-E mission
July 17, 1977: Joanne Carner wins LPGA Borden Golf Classic
September 26, 1629: Sweden and Poland signs Peace of Altmark
September 15, 1931: British naval fleet mutinies at Invergordon over pay cuts

Events That Made History Today - February 19

197 - Lucius Septimius Severus' army beats Clodius Albinus at Lyon
356 - Emperor Constantius II shuts all heathen temples
607 - Boniface III begins his reign as Catholic Pope
842 - Medieval Iconoclastic Controversy ends as a council in Constantinople formally reinstated the veneration of icons in the churches
1512 - French troops under Gaston de Foix occupy Brescia
View All Events That Made History on February 19 ~ Born on February 19

Events That Made History Tomorrow - February 20

1525 - Swiss and German mercenaries desert Francois I's army
1547 - King Edward VI of England was enthroned following death of Henry VIII
1613 - Gerard Reynst appointed Dutch Governor-General of East-Indies
1653 - Defeat of Dutch fleet under Admiral Van Tromp by Adm Blake off Portsmouth
1673 - 1st recorded wine auction held in London
View All Events That Made History on February 20 ~ Born on February 20

Events That Made History Yesterday - February 18

1129 - Jerusalem taken by Emperor Frederik II
1503 - Henry Tudor created Prince of Wales (later Henry VIII)
1536 - France and Turkey sign milt/trade agreement against King Karel
1563 - Huguenot Jean Poltrot de Mere shoots General Francois De Guise
1574 - Zeeland falls to Dutch rebels
View All Events That Made History on February 18 ~ Born on February 18

1788 - The Year That Was

January 1: London's Daily Universal Registrar becomes the Times
January 1: Quakers in Pennsylvania emancipate their slaves
January 2: Georgia is 4th state to ratify U.S. constitution
January 9: Connecticut becomes 5th state
January 18: English settlers arrive in Australia's Botany Bay to setup penal colony
January 20: Pioneer African Baptist church organizes in Savannah, Ga
January 26: Captain Arthur Phillip hoists English flag on Botany Bay, New South Wales
January 28: Captain Arthur Phillip forms English colony at Sydney, Botany Bay NSW
January 28: Lord Gordon found guilty of libel of queen of France
January 29: Australia Day
View All Events That Made History in the Year 1788

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