On This Day: February 19th
This is 50th day of the year and 316 days remain in the year.
Thomas Edison patented the gramophone (phonograph).
The first nationwide broadcast of Mr. Roger's Neighborhood aired on PBS.
Deng Xiaoping, Chinese Communist leader, died.
Fidel Castro resigned as President of Cuba after 49 years in power. Raúl Castro, Fidel's brother, succeeded him as president.
February 19 BirthdaysNicholas Copernicus1473–1543, Polish Astronomer.
David Garrickactor and dramatist