February 19 - this day in history

February 19 - this day in history

19 February 2019, 13:48
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On February 19, 1878, Thomas Alva Edison patented a music player known today as the “phonograph”. The machine, which Edison created during the year, read data from a lead rotary cylinder with a needle. The first song played on the phonograph was “Mary Had a Little Lamb”.

1915 - With the support of the aviation of the Ottoman coastal fortifications near the town of Kumkale on the eastern shore of the Aegean Sea, the Dardanelles operation began, with the main events of which were the battles on the Gallipoli Peninsula.
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1938 - The world's first drifting polar station, the North Pole-1, finished its work. The icebreaking steamers Taimyr and Murman removed four wintering men for the 70th latitude, a few dozen kilometers from the coast of Greenland.

1964 - Jacques Demi's film “Cherbourg Umbrellas” appeared on French screens, starring Catherine Deneuve.
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1977 - 27-year-old blind composer and singer Stevie Wonder won the Grammy Award for best pop vocalist of the year. This was his third such award.

1984 - The XIV Winter Olympics ended in Sarajevo (Yugoslavia). In the team event won the Soviet Union, whose representatives won 25 medals.
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1992 - the Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine approved the trident as a small emblem of Ukraine.

1993 - English explorers Finers and Stroud became the first people to cross Antarctica on foot.
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2000 - 3200 people built the largest Chinese dancing dragon with a length of 3048 meters on the Great Wall of China.

2003 - The premiere of the film “Mamai”, which became the first full-length work of director Oles Sanin, took place in Kiev.
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