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  1. On February 19, 1942 the attack by the Japanese Navy on Darwin resulted in the Battle of Timor's beginning.

  2. Mating season of European plaice takes place from December to February. European plaice usually travel around 19 miles in 14 days to reach the spawning areas.

  3. The Space probe, New Horizons was launched January 19, 2006 and on the way to Pluto it flew past Jupiter on February 28, 2007. It will arrive at Pluto in 2015. It will go on into the Kuiper Belt and finish its mission in 2026.

  4. The world record for flight endurance was set in a Cessna 172 that took off on December 4, 1958 from Las Vegas, and then landed back at McCarran Airfield on February 7, 1959. The flight lasted 64 days, 22 hours, 19 minutes and 5 seconds.

  5. This element was first synthesized on February 19, 1955, at the University of California in Berkley by scientist who bombarded the element einsteinium with alpha particles.

  6. February 19, 2017 marks the 75th anniversary of Executive Order 9066, which led to the incarceration of 120,000 Japanese Americans.

  7. About If Day, a simulated Nazi German invasion and occupation of the Canadian city of Winnipeg, Manitoba, and surrounding areas on 19 February 1942, during the Second World War. If Day included a staged firefight between Canadian troops and volunteers dressed as German soldiers.

  8. The longest continuous manned flight was achieved on February 7, 1959 when Robert Timm and John Cook flew for 64 days, 22 hours, 19 minutes and 5 seconds, traveling more than 150,000 miles around Las Vegas and refueling twice a day from a moving truck.

  9. A referendum on annexation by the United States was held in the Dominican Republic on 19 February 1870. The proposal was approved by 99.93% of voters. However, the United States Senate rejected the annexation on 30 June 1870 with a 28–28 vote.

  10. "If Day" on February 19, 1942 where the city of Winnipeg, Manitoba simulated a Nazi invasion and occupation as a fundraiser for victory bonds

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