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It happened on a… February 19

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It happened on a… February 19

2008

Fidel Castro resigned the Cuban presidency. His brother Raul was later named as his successor.

1996

Patrick Roy reaches 300 victories as the NHL Avalanche beat Edmonton Oilers 7-5; second youngest goaltender and 12th overall to reach the mark.

1986

The Soviet Union launched the Mir space station.

1984

Gaetan Boucher wins 2 Gold (1000m & 1500m) and a Bronze medal in Speedskating at Winter Olympic Games in Sarajevo.

1945

US 5th Fleet launches invasion of Iwo Jima against the Japanese with 30,000 US Marines.

1913

1st prize inserted into a Cracker Jack box.

1878

Thomas Alva Edison patented a music player (the phonograph).

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