Historical Events for 19th February 2021

1582 – Francis of Valois becomes Duke of Brabant
1959 – Britain, Turkey and Greece sign agreement granting Cyprus independence
1960 – Swedish cross country skier Sixten Jernberg follows his 50k gold medal in Cortina d’Ampezzo (1956) with victory in 30k event at the Squaw Valley Winter Olympics
1971 – Paul McCartney releases “Another Day” in UK
1976 – Frente Polisario forms Democratic Republic of Sahara
1981 – George Harrison is ordered to pay ABKCO Music $587,000 for “subconscious plagiarism” of his song “My Sweet Lord” with Ronnie Mack’s song “He’s So Fine”
2002 – NASA’s Mars Odyssey space probe begins to map the surface of Mars using its thermal emission imaging system.
2006 – 48th Daytona 500: Jimmie Johnson driving from Hendrick Motorsports wins 203 lap race; goes on to win his first championship
2007 – Blogging website Tumblr is founded by David Karp in New York
2018 – Nigeria says 110 girls missing, presumed kidnapped by Boko Haram after attack on school in Dapchi, Yobe state

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