Historical Events for 15th February 2019

1745 – Colley Cibbers “Papal Tyranny” premieres in London
1870 – Ground broken for Northern Pacific Railway near Duluth, Minnesota
1882 – SS Dunedin leaves New Zealand for Britain with the first cargo of frozen meat.
1905 – 1st race meet at Oaklawn Park (Hot Springs, Ark)
1942 – World War II: British ruled Singapore surrenders to the Japanese
1950 – WSYR (now WSTM) TV channel 3 in Syracuse, NY (NBC) begins broadcasting
1954 – WRDW TV channel 12 in Augusta, GA (CBS) begins broadcasting
1956 – Urho Kekkonen appointed president of Finland
1996 – 46th Berlin International Film Festival: “Sense and Sensibility” wins the Golden Bear
2004 – 57th British Film and Television Awards (BAFTAS): “The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King” Best Film, Peter Weir Best Director

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